In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with Rhymesayers rapper, poet, and activist:
The following is just some of what they’ll be exploring with one of today’s most insightful and articulate lyricists:
- Growing up in Washington D.C. during the crack epidemic.
- Being raised by Afrikan-centered parents with a strong sense of self and culture.
- MC Sha-Rock and Black Panther Assata Shakur embodying her and her rap name.
- Pan-Africanism pushing back against the powers seeking to divide.
- Her partnership with Atlanta producer Sol Messiah.
- Darker days of self-harm and how she got through.
- Why she felt compelled to coin the term ‘God Hop’.
- How Sa-Roc got signed on to Rhymesayers Entertainment.
- Science fiction and Afro-Futurism influencing her as an artist.
- A deep delve into her latest album ‘Sharecropper’s Daughter‘ and the songs contained therein.
- Influence coming from Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heron, Last Poets, and others.
- The importance of breathing and meditation to all aspects of life.
- Being an advocate for plant-based living and her work with ‘Hip Hop Is Green’.