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Mysonne On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Mysonne 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 and activist:

MYSONNE

He’s what they discussed with “the General”:

  • Mysonne’s Bronx upbringing and his parents’ struggles with addiction
  • Starting to sell drugs after graduating from high school
  • Being convicted of two cab robberies, and serving 7 years in prison
  • What snitching really means and accepting the consequences
  • Navigating the contradictions of being gangsta and woke
  • Witnessing his peers achieve success while he served his prison time
  • Linking up with Violator Records and Chris Lighty
  • How time in prison contributed to his becoming more socially conscious
  • Reversing the false narrative of prison time being a right of passage
  • Outlining the mission of his activist group ‘Until Freedom’
  • How ‘Until Freedom’ brought national attention to the death of Breonna Taylor
  • Witnessing real unity among protesters during all the chaos
  • The ‘If You’re Scared Stay Inside’ album recorded with Trae Tha Truth
  • The ‘Kings Stop Killing Kings’ march and rally held in honor of Nipsey Hussle
  • Talib connecting with with Mysonne’s song “Rain”
  • Mysonne’s children’s book: “I Know my Rights Bill of Rights”
  • His and Tamika Mallory’s “Street Politicians” podcast

“People’s Party With Talib Kweli” is also available to give a listen via Spotify | SoundCloud | Google Play | Apple | Luminary

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