Talib Kweli x Combat Jack On The Early Years of Okayplayer + More [Pt. 3]

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Talib Kweli wraps up his interview with The Combat Jack Show by having a great discussion on what makes "true hip-hop." The talk starts off with Talib discussing his history with the internet. He breaks down his early experiences on OKP, specifically when he tried to fight a leak of Beautiful Struggle. He then details how he came to appreciate the online fan community--which was not what you'd call a love-at-first-site-situation, as he explains in this quote about (cough) a certain community that always got something to say:

"I knew I had fans on the Internet that supported me, particularly places like Okayplayer, but I never went on no comment section. I never went on a blog, I never went on a chatroom," Kweli explains. "Okayplayer was what got me into the Internet. I started going on Okayplayer because I liked the idea of a community of artists."

Kweli also touches on how he deals with backlash when collaborating with unexpected rappers. It's a fascinating conversion for any hip hop fan. Check out parts 1 and 2 and peep the final clip below.