Problem On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Problem 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, writer, director, and entrepreneur:


Here’s what they got into on this one:

  • Talib and Problem reflect about their collaborations on “Pay Ya Dues” and “Don’t Be Afraid”
  • Problem meeting 9th Wonder for the first time at Mac Miller’s house
  • Terrace Martin being Problem’s blood cousin
  • Being born in Germany and moving to Compton at 2 years old
  • The strong need for a Compton Walk Of Fame
  • Problem’s collaboration with DJ Quik on the ‘Rosecrans’ project
  • DJ Quik being one of the true kings of West Coast hip hop
  • Quik taking Talib under his wing during his first few years of navigating the industry
  • Cali rap not getting respect away from home when it’s not about select themes
  • How E-40’s “The Function” is a prime example of the perfect Bay/LA connect
  • The importance of “106 & Park” to the culture during it’s time
  • Everyone from the hood knowing Nipsey Hussle would be famous
  • Linking up with Glasses Malone on “Say That Then”
  • “Like Whaaat” paying tribute to Young Bleed’s classic “How You Do That There”
  • The impact of the ‘Welcome To Mollywood’ mixtape on the culture
  • Problem being cool with the Rams while remaining a Chiefs fan
  • Digging into the current problems with online gossip culture
  • How Problem’s short film, “A Compton Story”, came to be
  • Problem’s Green Hour Charity and giving back to the community
  • “Family Ties” about breaking away from the cycle of violence in the hood
  • Problem’s song “Florence” and the town’s corrupt police force
  • How Problem got his nickname ‘Chachi’
  • The legacy of Snoop Dogg and his being linked to the success of so many
  • What Problem has coming up

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