In a recent taping of Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Channel show, “No Reservations,” he met up with Talib Kweli in the rapper’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York, during which he uncovers a whole new world on the other side of the river.
In this preview clip of the season finale, Kweli talks about growing up on Myrtle Avenue, known to him as “Murder Avenue” as a youth, and later, explains how Times Square has undergone a “Disney-fication.” He also touches on how black culture has changed in recent years.
“We have black guys with colorful tank tops, riding their skateboards, changing the color of their hair. When I was coming up, it was one uniform. If you didn’t have on Polo and Tommy Hilfiger, what are you doing? Now, people are defining their own thing, and it’s a beautiful thing.”
The season finale of “No Reservations” airs on the Travel Channel on Monday (November 5) at 9/8 PM central time.