On this episode of “Individuals’s Occasion With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with members of hip hop supergroup Mount Westmore, rappers E-40, Too Brief, and Ice Dice:
Right here’s what we bought into:
• How all 4 members of the group elevate each other.
• Breaking down Mount Westmore’s observe, ‘Free Sport’.
• Too $hort’s pioneering of the unbiased hustle.
• $hort and Dice going again to the times of opening for Run DMC.
• E-40 and $hort referring to one another by their authorities names.
• The wonderful legacy of Suave Home Data founder Tony Draper.
• Enjoyable details and ‘did you is aware of’ of hip hop historical past and shared B-days.
• Snoop Dogg doing all of it and his secret to productiveness.
• Breaking down the 40 Water lingo and the way it modified the sport.
• 40’s lack of props from the East Coast whereas he topped the charts.
• The dynamic of the Bay’s “emcees” and “recreation spitters”.
• Talib’s journey cross-country to take a look at Cali’s hip hop tradition.
• Who may be worthy of a Mount Eastmore and Mount Southmore.
• How the West Coast’s underdog angle bleeds into Mount Westmore.
• What went into Dice’s impactful and influential album, ‘Dying Certificates.’
• Rap’s unhealthy rap and the unending controversy over its lyrics.
• The significance of understanding the origins of hip hop tradition.
• $hort’s earlier constructive songs getting the largest push from the labels.
• The teams evolution in writing and themes as they’ve matured.
• Recognizing reality from fiction and the way that line has been blurred right this moment.
• Kids not residing lengthy sufficient to realize the knowledge wanted to outlive.
• Discussing the manufacturing aspect of Mount Westmore and Rick Rock.
• 40 sitting on the beat for ‘Blow The Whistle’ earlier than $hort made it his personal.
• 40 sharing all his phrases for cash and defining ‘Callipygian’.
• How touring has modified at their age and groupies getting turned down.
• Snoop embracing the sci-fi themed music video for ‘Huge Subwoofer’.
• The group making tens of millions from their first hit single and what it proved.
• 40 witnessing 2Pac’s impeccable work ethic whereas recording ‘All Eyez On Me’.
• $hort being by Dice’s aspect when he broke away from N.W.A.
• Dice attending to know Pac whereas he was nonetheless rolling with Digital Underground.
• Pac’s eagerness to the touch folks together with his phrases and having knowledge past his years.
• Displaying love for Boots Riley, Lil Jon, Hello-Tek, Dilla, MC Breed, and others.
• Recommendation on the best way to develop previous gracefully and mottos to dwell by.
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