Bay Space rap legend Too $hort is the newest hip-hop determine to go to the Uproxx places of work to cut it up with Talib Kweli on the brand new episode of Individuals’s Occasion With Talib Kweli, delving into his previous work with Biggie and Diddy, his relationship with the late Pimp C, and the evolution of his homebase of Oakland.
In one of many episode’s most insightful moments, the California rapper recollects his early interactions with Tupac Shakur, who lower his tooth within the Bay earlier than “changing into a famous person in LA,” as Kweli frames it. Too $hort remembers Pac as a “little homie,” again from when he was only a member of the Digital Underground crew, which existed in shut proximity to Too $hort’s personal crew.
“Each time I noticed Tupac, he had 4 or 5 distinct personas, and he’d randomly be one in every of them,” Too $hort remembers. He recollects watching Tupac’s “militant Black Panther historical past sort” in a BET interview, the a part of Tupac that may drop “ebook information,” the Tupac that may present up with a blunt and Hennessy, the “sensible and religious brother” Tupac, and even the questionable gangster Tupac.
All of it added as much as a fable and legend of Tupac that resulted in a determine that “regardless of the hierarchy, once we’re all in a room, let him discuss.” Try the complete interview above
Individuals’s Occasion is a weekly interview present hosted by Talib Kweli with big-name visitors exploring hip-hop, tradition, and politics. You’ll be able to subscribe to the present on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and/or Uproxx Video on Youtube.