Masego On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Masego 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 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"

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