Hit-Boy On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Hit-Boy On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with producer, rapper, singer, and songwriter:


Here's what they got into:

  • Growing up in Pasadena and his uncle being part of the R&B group Troop
  • The hip hop collective Surf Club and how it came together via MySpace
  • Being tired of questions about his production for "Niggas In Paris"
  • His experience working with Nas on 'King's Disease' I and II
  • People's claims of Nas being bad at beat selection
  • Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" beat originally intended as an R&B track
  • Kendrick stealing the show during the Super Bowl halftime show
  • Ye's admission of being a Backpack Rap poser when he first came on the scene
  • Hit-Boy's take on the importance of beat tags
  • The emotional studio sessions with Nipsey Hussle making "Racks In The Middle"
  • Working with Beyoncé on her songs "Flawless" and "Sorry"
  • People not fully grasping the depth of Beyoncé's musical genius
  • Sharing his record deal info online and the praise he received from artists
  • How he and Benny The Butcher linked up to record the track "Legend"
  • The making of Nas' "Moments" as well as "Nobody" featuring Lauryn Hill
  • Lauryn Hill being the Nina Simone of our generation
  • Hit-Boy's musical connection with Big Sean and how easy it is to work together
  • Being notorious for throwing some of the best parties in town at one time
  • His work with A$AP Rocky and Ferg and the all-star collab "1 Train"
  • A possible Hit-Boy compilation featuring multiple artists in the works

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