In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with Rhymesayers rapper, poet, and activist:
The following is just some of what we’ll be exploring with one of today’s most insightful and articulate lyricists:
• Growing up in Washington D.C. during the crack epidemic.
• Being raised by Afrikan-centered parents with a strong sense of self and culture.
• MC Sha-Rock and Black Panther Assata Shakur embodying her and her rap name.
• Pan-Africanism pushing back against the powers seeking to divide.
• Her partnership with Atlanta producer Sol Messiah.
• Darker days of self-harm and how she got through.
• Why she felt compelled to coin the term ‘God Hop’.
• How Sa-Roc got signed on to Rhymesayers Entertainment.
• Science fiction and Afro-Futurism influencing her as an artist.
• A deep delve into her latest album ‘Sharecropper’s Daughter’ and the songs contained therein.
• Influence coming from Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heron, Last Poets, and others.
• The importance of breathing and meditation to all aspects of life.
• Being an advocate for plant-based living and her work with ‘Hip Hop Is Green’.
.Talib Kweli & Sa-Roc Talk Rhymesayers, Afro-Futurism, HBCUs, Black Thought | People’s Party Full – YouTube