In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with musician, singer/songwriter, and producer:
Here's what they got into:
- Masego feeling privileged to be part of Ari Lennox's musical journey
- Why he coined the term "Trap House Jazz" to describe his brand of music
- How being the son of two preachers influenced him growing up
- Becoming an multi-instrumentalist to impress the girls
- Coming to the conclusion that hip hop is synonymous with pop culture
- Why he could care less if his music gets radio play
- The boldness of artists like Tyler the Creator and Childish Gambino
- Masego's name meaning "little blessing" in Tswana
- DJ Jazzy Jeff inviting Masego to his Playlist Retreat
- Tiffany Gouché and her being featured on "Queen Tings"
- His love for basketball and talking trash to Will Smith
- Feelings on Drake sampling Masego's "Navajo" for "Champagne Poetry"
- How "Yamz" was inspired during this trip to South Africa
- Talk about the history behind the saying "jazz is dead"
- "Disconnected (Shorty From VA)" having a J Dilla vibe
- Masego's love-hate relationship with social media
- What he was going through when he penned the song "White Man"
- His 2018 album 'Lady Lady' and how Ari Lennox helped with "Silk"
- The story behind "Black Love" and his mother's tearful reaction
- The collab with French saxophonist FKJ on "Tadow"
- How his touring inspired songs like "Well Traveled" and "Passport"
- Creating "Silver Tongue Devil" featuring Shenseea, produced by Izzy Beats
- How Alex Isley challenged his pen game on "Good & Plenty"
- "Somethin Ain't Right" featuring JID & Rapsody
- Masego's love for animation
- Buying up houses to turn into a "Tadow Studios"