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Skyzoo On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Skyzoo 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, actor, and ghostwriter:

SKYZOO

He’s been helping carry the torch for NYC’s underground since the early 2000’s…Here’s what they discussed with one of Brooklyn’s finest:

  • How he got his nickname from his family as a toddler
  • The artist and song that made him want to pick up a mic at 9 years old
  • Where his love of basketball began
  • The influence of Biggie, Bad Boy, and Diddy’s iconic string selections
  • Fans’ separation of “pop-hop” from “hip-hop”
  • Meeting 9th Wonder and the rest of the Justice League
  • Writing his album ‘Music For My Friends’ from the perspective of his 13-year-old-self
  • Exploration of Sky’s song “Money Makes Us Happy” and rappers shamed over success
  • The legacy of the late, great Stack Bundles and how ahead of the times he was
  • Working with rapper Ché Noir and producer Apollo Brown on ‘…As God Intended
  • The importance of the media’s representation of the Black family
  • His father making him write essays for movies “Boyz N The Hood” and “Malcolm X”
  • Why he felt it was important to write the song “A Song For Fathers
  • Discussion about his love of the film “Strapped”
  • A desire to write the Blackest album ever with ‘In Celebration Of Us
  • Culture vultures living in a “make-believe ratchet play world
  • Losing his voice while on tour in OKC and being forced to lip sync
  • His love of Jazz music and a dream coming true with ‘The Bluest Note’
  • How he got into ghostwriting and the roadblocks he ran into
  • Why he doesn’t use the N-word in his own rhymes
  • Comparing and contrasting “Snowfall” against “The Wire” and if one is better

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

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