In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with Bronx-born rapper and actor:
Don Cartagena, Joey Crack, The Gangsta...
Here's what they got into with the man who Talib thinks may be their best hip-hop guest on the show yet:
- Meeting Biggie and Puff for the first time at the Lyricist Lounge
- Being raised in the Bronx by parents of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent
- Coming up deeply immersed in the fast life of the Bronx street hustle
- How Diamond D and Chris Lighty saved Joe's life
- Witnessing the birth of Big Daddy Kane, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Big L
- Convincing Big Pun to include one of his most iconic bars on "Twinz"
- Needing the blessing from D.I.T.C. to get on LL's "I Shot Ya Remix"
- How Joe got over his fear of flying
- The energy of DJ Khaled and his early fame made in Jamaica
- Falling into depression after losing his sister, his grandfather, and Big Pun
- How Joe and 50 Cent squashed their longstanding beef through their shared love of Chris Lighty
- Why Joe felt compelled to give the South their due respect
- The brother/sister-like relationship Joe shares with rapper Remy Ma
- If Joe thinks the broken relationship of him and Pun's family will ever be mended