NIKO IS On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

NIKO IS 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 writer:


Here’s what they got into:

  • Niko and Talib reflect on their first meeting in Niko’s hometown of Orlando, Florida
  • How they came together and collaborated on the song “Carmen”
  • The diverse energies present amongst the different areas of Orlando
  • Gratitude to Niko for being able to turn Talib onto new music
  • Feeling blessed to have such a strong, inspiring, and supportive mother
  • 2Pac’s ‘All Eyez On Me’ revealing a new world through music
  • Meeting his producer Thanks Joey while attending high school together
  • The ‘Chill’ mixtapes and getting Action Bronson and Casey Veggies to contribute
  • Gaining some early momentum with rap battles on online forums
  • Moving to LA and rapping for money at Venice Beach
  • Niko and Thanks Joey’s unique sampling of Brazilian music
  • Filming the videos for “Carmen” and “Green Tomato Coupe”
  • Niko and Talib touring Europe together following the release of ‘Brutus’
  • Meeting Chaz Van Queen and forming the Colours Of The Culture crew
  • Getting to collaborate with Talib and 9th Wonder on their ‘Indy 500’ project
  • Recording the majority of his 2018 ‘Uniko’ album in Brazil
  • Talib’s take on encountering too many nipples at Rio’s Carnival
  • “Bourdain” featuring Narcy, being inspired by the life of Anthony Bourdain
  • Working with Thirstin Howl III and his significance to Spanglish hip hop
  • Niko’s “Spanish Harlem” drawing inspiration from Rosie Perez
  • Touring with Talib, Styles P, Chino XL as well as Immortal Technique
  • How Niko and Talib maintain by balancing work and play while on tour
  • Linking up with California Terry in Gainesville to make ’88 Days A Week’
  • Dave Chappelle being blown away by his performance on “I’ll Tell Ya Later
  • What’s next for NIKO IS

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