Video: Talib Kweli x Peter Rosenberg’s Noisemakers


On meeting Kanye

Kweli recalled stories dating from his teenage years to the more immediate past. He discussed how coming from an academic family where both his parents were professors influenced both him personally and his content musically. He then looked back on the days before he broke onto the rap scene, when he was working in clubs, and remembered smoking a blunt with Biggie and Tupac and being in a cypher with Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Busta Rhymes at the club.

Stories about the two groups he has been involved with—Reflection Eternal with Hi-Tek and Black Star with Mos Def—also surfaced. He called “Respiration” “probably one of my favorite records I’ve ever done,” named Mos as one of his closest friends (“our mothers hang out,” he said), and spoke on working with J. Dilla and the influence that Slum Village had on his style. Other topics that came up during the hour-and-a-half talk included his days with Rawkus Records, his early experiences with Common and Kanye West, his relationship with John Forte and Jay-Z, and more.

Noisemakers, which was on hiatus over the summer, is set to return as a bimonthly series this fall. Past guests have included DJ Premier, Raekwon, Q-Tip and ?uestlove. Reflection Eternal’s next album, Revolutions Per Minute, is slated for release later in 2009. -XXL

Talib speaks on Jay-Z cosign and recalls his favorite Kanye tour stories after the jump.

Talib speaks on Jay-Z cosign

Talib recalls his favorite Kanye tour stories


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19 Responses to “Video: Talib Kweli x Peter Rosenberg’s Noisemakers

  1. zman Says:

    these wont load :(, is there any chance for another source maybe?

  2. Joe 88 Says:

    No homo, but dennis scott makes it hard for me (n) to watch NBA TV

  3. verses Says:

    *cues get by remix*

    that track is epic…i dont care what no one says

  4. D. Billz Says:

    Smh @ Magic

    He’s doing some sucker shit right now. Airing out how you REALLY feel about your so-called best friend as a source of entertainment instead of approaching him like a G? Smiling and hugging the man when you see him and he’s the ONLY one that stood up for you?

    Sounds like somethin You Know Who would do.

  5. Al Poelvordino Says:

    GET BY !

  6. Joe 88 Says:

    >Smiling and hugging the man when you see him

    ^Don’t forget kissing (pause)

    and he’s the ONLY one that stood up for you?

    Sounds like somethin You Know Who would do.

    ^I’m way ahead of you (n)

  7. D. Billz Says:

    Joe88

    Lol @ kissin nh. Yeah, that too. Then you homies with Bird now? BIRD?! Whoever that dude is that’s supposed to be the “trusted source” is a snake too. I never Magic was THIS gullable. I know he’s a slow bamma but damn.

  8. D. Billz Says:

    I never knew*

  9. Mr.Londoner Says:

    hahahha… Kanye Tour Stories could be an ongoing podcast.. too funny..

    kanye been cocky since day 1..

  10. 456 Says:

    *dead* @ the jay-z deception

    this dude puts mr fantastic to shame

  11. G7 Says:

    usershare.net/3rbf5tvevjdw

    Jay-z & Freeway: 8 Miles & Runnin’

    Jay’s second verse >>>

  12. G7 Says:

    “got they Jay-z pom poms and Hov uniforms”

    i think Jay was talkin’ about Ice right there

  13. landLORD Says:

    word… Magic BEEN a bamma and a Tom for years … and i believe the homo rumors as well… he always so quick to deny gay allegations that i never even heard before … seems like he trying to deny shit before he even gets accused of it… thats usually a sign of guilt …

  14. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Talib!

  15. YBE Says:

    # G7 Says:
    October 22nd, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “got they Jay-z pom poms and Hov uniforms”

    i think Jay was talkin’ about Ice right there

    ^^^ nah he was talking bout 50, game and jim jones

  16. G7 Says:

    ^i was talking about Iceberg the commenter….lol

  17. Watta Says:

    Give me a late pass but what’s goin on with magic?

  18. spirit equality Says:

    Give me a late pass but what’s goin on with magic?

    ^ ^ google is your friend, homie. this was the first result, explains it all:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/colleges/fiu/story/1295608.html

  19. whu? Says:

    No LoVe EVER lost 4 Ye.
    Always respect 2 Kweli.
    Prec Rosenbergs efforts as usu..

    Respect 2 Nah Right of course, keep it lit.

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