Talib Kweli & Terrace Martin Talk Jazz, ATCQ, Snoop, NWA, Kendrick, Gang Life | People’s Party Full
In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor :
Here’s what we discussed with a man that’s held in the highest regard by gangsters and jazz musicians alike:
• Talib and Terrace linking up for ‘Favela Love’ and ‘Give ‘Em Hell’.
• Those that helped Terrace get his career off the ground.
• His perspective of the South Central gangbang culture he was raised in.
• John Singleton’s importance to his community growing up.
• Meeting Eazy-E and how the NWA changed his world.
• A first hand take on crack’s devastating effects to his neighborhood.
• How Terrace’s saxophone saved him from beatdowns on the bus.
• Talib’s song ‘The Blast’ getting steady rotation in LA.
• Ditching school to demo for Diddy’s ‘All About The Benjamins’ performance.
• Snoop being one of his master teachers of the music biz and life lessons.
• Robert Glasper’s efficiency of blending Jazz with R&B.
• A Tribe Called Quest being the pinnacle of the Hip Hop/Jazz movement.
• His experience being involved in producing ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.
• Important reasons why he always brings in live performers on his tracks.
• Being guilty until proven innocent on social media.
• How the Dinner Party jazz supergroup came together.
• Why he hasn’t let covid slow him down and stifle his creative output.
• Working with Busta Rhymes and Hi-Tek on ‘Master Fard Muhammad’.
• How Terrace landed a scholarship from Jay Leno.
• Witnessing the competitiveness of the New York jazz scene.
• A message to those thinking internet trolling is all fun and games.
• Celebs having to accept the bullshit that comes with the benefits of fame.