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Isaiah Rashad On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Isaiah Rashad 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 rapper and writer:

ISAIAH RASHAD

Here’s what they dug into with one of this generation’s most respected lyricists:

  • Why Isaiah chose to rap under his first and middle name
  • His mother and stepfather’s history of being Five-Percenters
  • The primary rap influences that gave him the emotional variations in his flow
  • Going through phases of wanting to become a preacher or a teacher
  • The impact of Outkast and their album ‘ATLiens’ had on his wanting to pick up a mic
  • His Chattanooga, Tennessee upbringing and the influences shaped his style
  • Diversity in today’s rap and the future of journalism
  • How he was brought onto the Smoker’s Club Music Festival
  • The excellence of Joey Bada$$ and his hitting the scene during the “creative control era”
  • Why SoundCloud has been such a huge part of Isaiah’s success story
  • The Top Dawg Entertainment signing feeling like a blessing from God
  • Feeling in the zone during the making of his ‘Cilvia Demo’
  • Discussion of if ‘The Sun’s Tirade’ was meant to be a concept album
  • Lupe Fiasco and Lil’ Wayne inspiring him to write introspectively
  • Breaking down who Isaiah views as the most entertaining rapper
  • A debate over whether or not Magoo was a good rapper and if he stole Q-Tip’s style
  • The songs “Wat’s Wrong” featuring Zacari & Kendrick Lamar and “Free Lunch”
  • Ice Cube going Hollywood while still releasing records that garner respect
  • His experience working with Syd and SZA as well as Kenny Beats
  • His highly anticipated album ‘The House Is Burning’ being released the day of the show

“People’s Party With Talib Kweli” is also available to give a listen via Spotify | SoundCloud | Google Play | Apple | Luminary

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