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After ringing in their new NPR podcast with the help of Dave Chappelle and Donnell Rawlings, the legendary Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia sit down with Mahershala Ali on episode two of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito. The Oscar-winning Moonlight actor talks about his early hip-hop career and signing to Hieroglyphics, playing Division 1 basketball in college and how his Muslim faith informs his life and work. Ali also gushes about his love for Mobb Deep and Brand Nubian, and explains why his role in the upcoming Roxanne Shanté biopic was the toughest role of his life.

Listen to the interview below and stay tuned for new episodes of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito dropping every Wednesday.

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Related: Listen to the First Episode of Stretch & Bobbito’s New NPR Podcast (Featuring Dave Chappelle)