In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper and activist:
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