Closer Look with Rose Scott

Noni Battiste-Kosoko’s family seeks answers about her death in jail; New music from André 3000

November 17, 2023

Noni Battiste-Kosoko spent 53 days in jail at the Atlanta City Detention Center for not showing up to court on a misdemeanor charge. On July 11th, she was reportedly found unresponsive in her cell – six days after her 19th birthday. Shashu Battiste, Noni’s mother, and Sho Watson, the family’s attorney, talk with Rose Scott about what they’ve been told about Noni’s death and the answers they are still seeking from authorities.


Plus, André 3000 just released his first solo album, and his latest release in nearly two decades. Rodney Carmichael, NPR Music’s hip-hop staff writer, talks with Rose about the Atlanta legend’s new album, ‘New Blue Sun’ and his recent conversation with André.

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