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Talib Kweli & Fat Joe Talk Big Pun, Cuban Link, Depression, Old Beefs & Biggie | People’s Party Full

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In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with Bronx born rapper and actor:

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Here’s what we got into with the man who Talib thinks may be our most hip-hop guest on the show yet.

• Meeting Biggie and Puff for the first time at the Lyricist Lounge.
• Being raised in the Bronx by parents of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.
• Coming up deeply immersed in the fast life of the Bronx street hustle.
• How Diamond D and Chris Lighty saved Joe’s life.
• Witnessing the birth of Big Daddy Kane, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Big L.
• Convincing Big Pun to include one of his most iconic bars on ‘Twinz.’
• Needing the blessing from D.I.T.C. to get on LL’s ‘I Shot Ya Remix.’
• How Joe got over his fear of flying.
• The energy of DJ Khaled and his early fame made in Jamaica.
• Falling into depression after losing his sister, his grandfather, and Big Pun.
• How Joe and 50 Cent squashed their longstanding beef through their shared love of Chris Lighty.
• Why Joe felt compelled to give the South their due respect.
• The brother/sister-like relationship Joe shares with rapper Remy Ma.
• If Joe thinks the broken relationship of him and Pun’s family will ever be mended.

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