Omari Hardwick On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Omari Hardwick 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 actor, poet, rapper, producer, and podcaster:


Here's what they got into on this one:

  • His Decatur, Georgia upbringing and growing up feeling out of place at times
  • The huge moment of performing his one man show, "HerO: A Work In Progress"
  • Being into theater as well as athletics and almost being drafted into the NFL
  • The drama of of Team Tasha vs. Team Angela on the series "Power"
  • Working out and staying fit being an integral part of Omari living out his dream
  • Homeless and living in his car before getting his break in the industry
  • His casting in the film, "Next Day Air", directed by Benny Boom being a game changer
  • How Dave Chappelle has always used his platform to show love
  • Omari and 50 Cent collaborating on the song "50+O=500"
  • Discussion about the similarities of "Game Of Thrones" vs. "Power"
  • Feeling forever indebted to 50 for changing his life as well as so many others
  • 50 Cent's online trolling of the "Empire" cast
  • Illustrating Omari's alternate ending for the "Power" series
  • The conflicting dynamic of Ghost's good/bad guy persona
  • Omari being intent on making sure the character of Ghost was believable
  • If the "Rust" onset accidental shooting has changed the industry
  • Starring in rapper/director Boots Riley's "Sorry To Bother You"
  • Omari's album '2540 Daze' and how the title relates to the death of Trayvon Martin
  • Why LL Cool J is such an underrated emcee when discussing the GOATS
  • Omari's raps reminding Talib of an "LL Meets Killah Priest"
  • Working with Zach Snyder on the movie "Army Of The Dead"

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