On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with multi-Grammy Award-winning jazz/R&B/hip-hop pianist, performer, and producer Robert Glasper. The conversation is wide-ranging — the trio discusses his early days playing a broken organ at his local church, his time in the Brooklyn scene working with artists like Bilal, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def, and Kweli, and his later collabs with Lupe Fiasco, Q-Tip, J Dilla, Slum Village, Kendrick Lamar, Anita Baker and countless other industry legends.
Later Kweli and Glasper speak about Robert’s famous interview on 979THEBOX, where he called out Lauryn Hill for stealing material for her album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ while mistreating her musicians along the way. They also talk about Robert collaborating with Mac Miller and the deceased rapper’s vast talent for instrumentation.
The show ends with an acapella freestyle from Mr. Glasper, a People’s Party first.