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Onyx On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Onyx On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with the legendary hip-hop group:


This crew set a new bar for hardcore hip-hop when they hit the scene in 1993. Here’s some of what you’ll hear in this one:

  • The importance of Big DS to the Onyx legacy
  • Baisley Park as the epicenter of the Queens hip-hop scene
  • Lo Life booster crew affiliations and Polo gear in hip-hop
  • The story of how Onyx linked up with Jam Master Jay
  • The chaotic video shoot for Onyx’s “Throw Ya Gunz”
  • Pulling inspiration from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  • How Chyskillz helped define the Onyx sound on their first album
  • The transition in tone from ‘Bacdafucup’ to ‘All We Got Iz Us’
  • Rapper X1 breathing new life into Onyx on the ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ album
  • Whether Sonny Seeza is still part of the group
  • Starring in the 1993 film “Strapped” and the TV show “Moesha”
  • Sticky’s digital album movie ‘It’s About T.I.M.E.’
  • How touring overseas has been so important to the group and its longevity
  • Fredro and Sticky’s take on the current state of policing
  • The TV show “Snowfall”
  • How Onyx got together with the German production team Snowgoons
  • The 2021 Onyx release ‘Onyx 4 Life

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