On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with Grammy-award-winning singer and songwriter Melanie Fiona. Their discussion covers a wide array of topics that include her Guyanese heritage, growing up in Toronto, Canada, and her experiences with the differences along racial lines when she first visited the United States. She also speaks on her career path getting started in the group The Renaissance, with whom Drake was also a member, and expands on what it was like working with him in the early stages of his genius.
Later they go on to discuss the devaluation of art forms that is taking place in today’s pop culture. She also opens up about losing her voice during a stressful time in her life. Finally she shares the profound advice she received from Kanye West and a special moment with Prince that she’ll cherish forever.