Krondon On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Krondon 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, writer, actor, and one third of the iconic West Coast group Strong Arm Steady:


Here’s what they got into:

  • His South Central upbringing and what Ben Davis clothing means to the West Coast
  • Strong Arm Steady using Ice Cube as the foundation of their inspiration
  • His father and mother being steeped in gangster life throughout his youth
  • Metallica becoming his babysitter and an escape from a deprived childhood
  • The process of learning how to love and appreciate the uniqueness of his albinism
  • His book “The Great Undoing” and it’s concept of “the 5 P’s”
  • Being brought up by a father who considered selling crack a family business
  • Relating to the main character of the series “Raising Kanan
  • Going to live with his grandmother after his father went to prison
  • How he was put on by the legendary X-Clan when he was 16 years old
  • Being a promoter for music labels becoming his college education to the industry
  • Gratitude to Kevin Liles for his mentorship and belief in what Krondon could achieve
  • Discussion of artists Truly Odd, Planet Asia, Phil Da Agony, Mitchy Slick, and others
  • Some of Strong Arm Steady’s most notable collaborations
  • Expressing some regret over how things went with SAS and Blacksmith Records
  • The years of being busy ghostwriting for some of the West Coast’s finest
  • The ‘Whiteboiz’ project with Shafiq Husayn being a dream come true
  • Working with Sa-Roc, touring with Hieroglyphics, and props from Dom Kennedy
  • His take on all religions sharing the same path of peace, love, and truth
  • Xzibit being the catalyst in his ambitions to pursue acting
  • Getting the chance to pick Common’s brain while acting in a short film
  • How he ended up with the role of Tobias in the TV series “Black Lightning
  • Differences and similarities of his and Tobias’ relationships with their parents
  • His experiences at Comic-Con the last four years being one of the best perks
  • Working on the film “Defiant” about the incredible true story of Robert Smalls

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