Talib Kweli & Papoose Talk Prison, His Infamous Jive Deal, Remy Ma, & Violator | People’s Party Full
In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, songwriter, elite lyricist, and one of the true champions of the mix-tape era:
There’s a ton of history covered with the mix-tape king during this thorough discussion. Here’s a brief overview:
• The living legacy and influence of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and Kool G Rap.
• Working with Busta Rhymes on ‘Touch It’ remix and what it did for Pap’s career.
• Pap Giving DJ Kay Slay his demo tape fresh off a prison bid.
• Defunding the police, prison reform, community policing, and black ownership.
• Signing a record deal with Jive for $1.5 million and the fallout that followed.
• The backlash from records like ‘Change Gone Come’ and ‘Sharades’.
• The hip-hop marriage of Papoose and Remy Ma, and how they got together.
• Starring on ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and Pap’s surprise about how his fans reacted.
• Papoose’s latest album ‘Endangered Species’.
• Covid-19 and its impact on the marginalized.
• Who will carry the torch for today’s generation of emcees.