Archives for May 2010
Backstage footage from The Roots concert I wrote about in my last post: Kicking it w/ ?uestlove (well, kinda). The Roots and Joss Stone perform You Got Me with the ill Kid Cudi reference on verse 3.
This afternoon I have the honor and privilege of speaking with one of my inspirations, the founder of my favorite band, blog and tweets: ?uestlove. I’m interviewing him for a musical and scholarly project I’m working on called Freedom Suite. Freedom Suite is a jazz and hip-hop mixtape from my band, The Beast and jazz […]
This week, at a music video shoot for The Beast‘s hip-hop/salsa anthem Translation, my Macbook became engulfed in a cold glass of the universal solvent. Among other things, on that laptop I had the file for Blackademics’ May interviewee – and until some Apple genius tells me otherwise, I will assume that the interview is […]
One of the most important things parents can do for their child is give them a name. You want your son or daughter’s name to reflect their personality, their spirit, their character, their identity, their very essence. But how can you determine any of those things before you’ve even met the person?What an incredibly important […]