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Talib Kweli x The Combat Jack Show [Pt. 2]

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Talib Kweli returns for the second installment of his interview with The Combat Jack Show. He discusses the genesis of Blackstar - the now legendary Brooklyn duo founded by he and Yasiin Bey - and his introduction to Rawkus Records. Kweli delves into the memory banks to revisit the New York hip-hop scene during the mid-to-late 90s. He describes the symbiotic relationship that underground and mainstream hip-hop once shared; the creative and social circles of the time were integrated enough for Kweli to find himself in a cypher smoking with Biggie and Tupac. Talib Kweli also discusses the unfortunate decline of Rawkus and current criticisms of Yasiin Bey's personal style; according to Kweli, Bey was wearing gabardine suits when he met him. Kweli takes us out with a performance of his single "Turnt Up" on Nick Cannon's Wild N' Out. Check the footage below to watch Kweli's full interview on The Combat Jack Show. Scroll down to view his performance on Wild N' Out.