All Videos Tagged Talk (True Skool Network) - True Skool Network 2020-10-27T17:29:42Z https://trueskool.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=Talk&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Talib Kweli & Everlast Talk House Of Pain, La Coka Nostra, Eminem Beef | People’s Party Full Episode tag:trueskool.com,2020-05-07:1464587:Video:698165 2020-05-07T04:14:13.625Z Editor's Pick https://trueskool.com/profile/RentheVinylArchaeologist <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-everlast-talk-house-of-pain-la-coka-nostra-eminem-bee"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4805293261?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with singer, rapper, actor, and songwriter Everlast, aka Whitey Ford. This in-depth interview covers the full career arc of a man who has been able to reinvent himself time after time, the way few others in the music game have been able to pull off.<br></br> <br></br> The interview… <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-everlast-talk-house-of-pain-la-coka-nostra-eminem-bee"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4805293261?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with singer, rapper, actor, and songwriter Everlast, aka Whitey Ford. This in-depth interview covers the full career arc of a man who has been able to reinvent himself time after time, the way few others in the music game have been able to pull off.<br /> <br /> The interview starts with Everlast discussing being born in New York and moving to LA a few years later, where he gained a love for graffiti and started writing rhymes in the late '80s. He lays out how he was put on Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate collective, along with his close friend Divine Styler. He goes on to detail his transition to House Of Pain, after linking up with DJ Lethal and DJ Muggs. Later, Everlast shares the backstory of HOP's iconic hit 'Jump Around', and explains how the track came out at the same time as Kris Kross's 'Jump' -- due to a Ruffhouse executive stealing the concept.<br /> <br /> Later, the conversation moves to House Of Pain's Irish hooligan identity and how that came into play in their music. Everlast also talks about House Of Pain's role in the late 90's Rap/Rock scene, his song 'Legend' dedicated to Kurt Cobain, the making of the movie and soundtrack to 'Judgement Night', and -- finally -- the band's breakup. He details his struggles with depression in the aftermath of HOP's disbanding, before finding his new identity as 'Whitey Ford.'<br /> <br /> Prompted by Kweli and Jasmin, Everlast goes on to discuss his beef with Eminem, and how it eventually got squashed with the help of B-Real from Cypress Hill. He also talks about working with Santana on 'Put Your Lights On', as well as his experiences at Def Jam Records. He speaks on his super-group La Coka Nostra being created on the fly with late-night recording sessions featuring the likes of Ill Bill, Slaine, Sick Jacken, B-Real, and others. The conversation starts to get real when they touch on Everlast's quest for his spiritual identity, and he opens up about the birth of his first child Laila and her diagnosis with Cystic Fibrosis. He also speaks on his favorite of all his projects 'Whitey Ford's House Of Pain', Donald Trump supporters, America being a corporation, gives aspiring artists advice about not compromising their creative integrity, and tells us what Everlast aka Whitey Ford has in store for the future. Talib Kweli & Rapsody Talk Rap Influences, Being Pro Black, Kendrick, Jay Z, Eve | People's Party tag:trueskool.com,2020-03-04:1464587:Video:696620 2020-03-04T20:44:45.671Z Editor's Pick https://trueskool.com/profile/RentheVinylArchaeologist <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-rapsody-talk-rap-influences-being-pro-black-kendrick-"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4008382907?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper and writer Rapsody. This introspective interview highlights the huge contribution this talented lyricist has made in bringing the B-Girl back to the forefront of the culture. They discuss her growing up in the tiny town of Snowhill, NC; she speaks on being largely… <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-rapsody-talk-rap-influences-being-pro-black-kendrick-"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4008382907?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper and writer Rapsody. This introspective interview highlights the huge contribution this talented lyricist has made in bringing the B-Girl back to the forefront of the culture. They discuss her growing up in the tiny town of Snowhill, NC; she speaks on being largely inspired to rap from growing up listening to MC Lyte and Lauryn Hill; and she shares the profound life advice she received from Ms. Hill. Rapsody also defines why being pro-black doesn't translate to being anti-white.<br /> <br /> Later Rapsody reflects on her close friendships with Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle, and the enormous loss the hip-hop community felt with their passing. She speaks on her regular collaborations with 9th Wonder and his Soul Council beat crew, then details every member's signature style. She also digs into the guidance (and playful moments) she's shared with Jay Z, and her friendships with Kendrick Lamar, DaBaby, and J.I.D.. Rapsody explains how the concept for the "Eve" album came about and responds to the notion that female fans only want to hear "songs for the ladies." She also has wise words for the women in the game about being themselves regardless of any criticism they receive about their appearance or content. Talib Kweli & John Forte Talk Fugees, DMX Cypher, Liquid Cocaine Arrest, Jail Time | People's Party tag:trueskool.com,2020-02-26:1464587:Video:696328 2020-02-26T19:32:57.841Z Editor's Pick https://trueskool.com/profile/RentheVinylArchaeologist <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-john-forte-talk-fugees-dmx-cypher-liquid-cocaine-arre"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3938149607?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and one of Talib's closest friends -- John Forte. John's life story is one of extreme highs, lows, and inspiring redemption. The show kicks off with talk of his early years growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn with an adventurous spirit,… <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-john-forte-talk-fugees-dmx-cypher-liquid-cocaine-arre"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3938149607?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and one of Talib's closest friends -- John Forte. John's life story is one of extreme highs, lows, and inspiring redemption. The show kicks off with talk of his early years growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn with an adventurous spirit, always being on the move. They explore his unique sense of style, things that drew him to the 5% Nation, and landing his first job in the industry, not as an emcee, but as head of A&amp;R for Rawkus Records.<br /> <br /> Later they dig into John's work with the Fugees. Him being there from the jump and seeing first hand the progression of each member's career, especially that of his close friend Lauryn Hill. He also tells the story of his arrest at the Newark airport for possession of $1.4 million worth of liquid cocaine, and being sentenced to a mandatory 14 year prison sentence. He describes what led up to that moment, time spent while incarcerated, and the aftermath of eventually getting out early via an order of executive clemency from President Bush.<br /> <br /> As the convo continues John speaks on the re-release of his album "I, John," which he wrote and recorded after his arrest, with a pending 14 year prison term fresh in his mind. He also speaks on his close friendship with legendary singer/song writer Carly Simon, who fought for John's early release, and her son Ben Taylor, also son of the great James Taylor. He talks about learning to play guitar while locked up, as well as the legendary DMX birthday round-table cypher session he participated in along with Big Pun, Canibus, and Mos Def. And in closing John reflects on how he feels about the latest chapter in his life as a husband and father of a 2 year-old baby girl. Talib Kweli & Michael Rapaport Talk Ashy Ankles Controversy, N-Word, ATCQ, Hip-Hop | People's Pary tag:trueskool.com,2020-02-12:1464587:Video:696152 2020-02-12T22:38:42.269Z Editor's Pick https://trueskool.com/profile/RentheVinylArchaeologist <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-michael-rapaport-talk-ashy-ankles-controversy-n-word-"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3859684599?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actor, comedian, writer, sports reporter, podcast host, "international hero", hip hop aficionado, and close friend of Talib -- Michael Rapaport. Get ready for a wild one here, with an interview as upfront, honest, and hilarious as any we've seen here on People's Party. All… <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-michael-rapaport-talk-ashy-ankles-controversy-n-word-"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3859684599?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actor, comedian, writer, sports reporter, podcast host, "international hero", hip hop aficionado, and close friend of Talib -- Michael Rapaport. Get ready for a wild one here, with an interview as upfront, honest, and hilarious as any we've seen here on People's Party. All starting with Mike growing up in New York during the 1980's, where for him "it was all about basketball, hip hop, and talkin' shit", then moving to LA to do stand-up comedy, which evolved into an acting career, starring in movies like "Zebrahead" and "Higher Learning".<br /> <br /> As the show progresses the trio find themselves in sometimes heated disagreements over a few things, such as the firing of the Shane Gillis from SNL , and how much is "too much" even in world of comedy, the use of the N-word, and Mike's controversial "ashy ankles" comment towards Kenya Moore.<br /> <br /> Later, Mike speaks on the "Beats, Rhymes &amp; Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest," documentary he directed, and what it was like working with these legends on something so personal. He also talks about his meeting Dave Chappelle, his book "This Book Has Balls..", commentating for the "BIG3" league, and concludes with the story of how he saved hundreds of lives on a plane, garnering status of "international hero". Talib Kweli And Planet Asia Talk Cali Agents, Wu, Hieroglyphics, Alchemy, 5% Nation | People's Party tag:trueskool.com,2020-02-06:1464587:Video:695848 2020-02-06T22:11:05.353Z Editor's Pick https://trueskool.com/profile/RentheVinylArchaeologist <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-and-planet-asia-talk-cali-agents-wu-hieroglyphics-alc"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3851214352?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with longtime friend, collaborator, and legendary West Coast lyricist -- Planet Asia. Throughout the interview, we get profound insight into numerous topics including PA's upbringing in Fresno, CA, linking up with Rasco to form their group Cali Agents, his desire to leave a… <a href="https://trueskool.com/video/talib-kweli-and-planet-asia-talk-cali-agents-wu-hieroglyphics-alc"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3851214352?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with longtime friend, collaborator, and legendary West Coast lyricist -- Planet Asia. Throughout the interview, we get profound insight into numerous topics including PA's upbringing in Fresno, CA, linking up with Rasco to form their group Cali Agents, his desire to leave a legacy as an emcee staying true to form throughout his career, and carving out his niche in the game as a West Coast lyricist cut from the same cloth as East Coast acts like The Wu-Tang Clan. Yep, the deep hip-hop heads are gonna eat this up.<br /> <br /> Later, PA lays down some of the history behind the Five-Percent Nation, to which he is a member, and defines "knowledge of self." He, Kweli, and Jasmine also speak on the theory of Alchemy in the world of hip hop, keeping it real with white friends about the topic of white privilege, the concept of toxic masculinity, pro-feminist from a player's perspective, PA's friendship with Dr. Sebi, and PA's most prominent influences coming up on the West Coast. Oh, and The Hieroglyphics crew gets one hell of a shout-out.