In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli," Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with DJ/Producer and founding member of Jurassic 5:
Here's what we got into:
• The huge role that his father played in Nu's becoming a DJ/Producer.
• Embracing the culture shock of moving from private to public school.
• Breaking down his 'psychology of DJing' and 'stretching a crowd'.
• Working with rapper Grav and Kanye West as A&R for Correct Records.
• Kanye drawing a portrait of Nu that looked like Ye.
• The two groups, Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee forming J5.
• J5's deep knowledge and appreciation for the art of sampling.
• Nu stepping his game up after meeting Cut Chemist and seeing how he digs.
• J5 pulling inspiration from legends like The Cold Crush Brothers.
• Today's challenges of clearing samples and how it should go.
• Nu strengthening his chops as a producer releasing sample packs.
• The disjointed recording sessions of J5's debut 'Quality Control'.
• The tribute to swing jazz on J5's 'Swing Set'.
• The group's taking a socially conscious direction on 'Freedom.'
• Stepping up his production game on ''What's Golden'.
• Breaking down all the things that led to the breakup of J5.
• Bottles thrown at the group from a crowd expecting to hear Green Day.
• Nu's creative use of music block toys during his sets.
• His experience collaborating with MF Doom.
• Working with Large Professor on the 2012 project, 'Broken Sunlight'.
• Chill Rob G being one of the most underrated lyricists of his day.
• Pete Rock's legacy as one of the GOATS and the remix king.
• Working with the rap-comedy group Lonely Island and his cameo in 'Pop Star'.
• Creating mixes dedicated to his favorite artist's zodiac signs.
• Method Man's smooth operating in the studio on 'Zodiac Killah'.
• Debunking the Jurassic 5 death fakers rumor.
• Nu's experience working with Slimkid3 of Pharcyde.
• 'Run For Cover' reimagining hip hop classics.
• An upcoming album/book dedicated to his middle eastern heritage.
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