Talib Kweli & Mysonne On Prison, Snitching, Trae Tha Truth, Nipsey Hussle | People’s Party Full
In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper and activist:
He’s what we discussed with “the General”:
• Mysonne’s Bronx upbringing and his parents’ struggles with addiction.
• Starting to sell drugs after graduating from high school.
• Being convicted of two cab robberies, and serving 7 years in prison.
• What snitching really means and accepting the consequences.
• Navigating the contradictions of being gangsta and woke.
• Witnessing his peers achieve success while he served his prison time.
• Linking up with Violator Records and Chris Lighty.
• How time in prison contributed to his becoming more socially conscious.
• Reversing the false narrative of prison time being a right of passage.
• Outlining the mission of his activist group ‘Until Freedom’.
• How ‘Until Freedom’ brought national attention to the death of Breonna Taylor.
• Witnessing real unity among protesters during all the chaos.
• The ‘If You’re Scared Stay Inside’ album recorded with Trae Tha Truth.
• The ‘Kings Stop Killing Kings’ march and rally held in honor of Nipsey Hussle.
• Talib connecting with with Mysonne’s song ‘Rain’.
• Mysonne’s children’s book: ‘I Know my Rights: Bill of Rights’.
• His and Tamika Mallory’s ‘Street Politicians’ podcast.