Kid (of Kid ‘N’ Play) On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Kid (of Kid 'N' Play) 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, actor, comedian, and one half of the legendary Kid ‘N’ Play:

Christopher “Kid” Reid

Here’s what they got into:

  • Kid’s family dynamic, being born to a Jamaican father and Irish mother
  • Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff originally being targeted to star in “House Party”
  • Telling some hilarious stories about comedian Robin Harris
  • How Kid linked up with Play while performing in rival high school groups
  • Being brought in as back-up dancers for Salt-N-Pepa
  • The impact of DJ Red Alert on the culture
  • Hurby Luv Bug being an underappreciated legend in the game
  • “Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play” and it’s infusion of Go-Go music
  • Sharing the same sample as LeShaun’s song “Wild Thang”
  • Talib’s recent attempt at Kid’s jump through the leg move
  • Kid ‘N Play’s becoming friends with 2Pac during his days with Digital Underground
  • Being the counter-balance to all the hardcore groups they toured with
  • Full Force ad-libbing their lines as the bullies in “House Party”
  • Play’s teaching of courses at HBCUs
  • Being inspired by Daryl “Chill” Mitchell’s perseverance after being paralyzed
  • The ‘House Party’ soundtracks never sounding right due to the greed of label heads
  • Recognizing the genius of Chris Tucker early-on
  • Yasiin Bey doing an impression of Ray Jay
  • Immature being the lead characters of “House Party 4”
  • Lebron James’ upcoming “House Party” reboot
  • Taking a break from music following 1991’s ‘Face The Nation’
  • Doing the theme songs for the “Martin” show as well as “Real Time With Bill Maher”
  • Having a blast opening up for Insane Clown Posse
  • Notable bars from Belly’s song “Lullaby” as well as “Come Down Is Real”
  • Dissing Uncle Luke and Vanilla Ice on 1991’s “Next Question”
  • “Class Act” mirroring Kid ‘N’ Play’s real life story
  • ‘Hair drama’ that unfolded between Kid and the producers of “Class Act”
  • Kid’s KidNBlaze cannabis company and how he wants to approach the business
  • The artistic genius of Play and the pair recognizing their strengths
  • What Kid has coming up next

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