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 swimming with the proverbial fishes. But friends, all is not lost. I backed up my entire hard drive at the beginning of the month after I finished grading the last final exam, and (almost) all of the data is in tact. I actually still have the raw interview file on an external hard drive, but it’s not edited (w/ a cool intro, background music, etc. yall know how I do). So while I’m re-editing this month’s interview for your viewing and listening pleasure, I wanted to leave you with some of our previous May interviewees to hold you over:
Back in May of 2007, I interviewed Olympic Gold medalist and revolutionary activist, Tommie Smith (click to listen to interview).
In 2008, I dropped the original human beat box, Doug E. Fresh off at the airport. Check it out:
Last May, I had the honor of sitting down with journalist, activist and distinguished professor Chuck Stone (click to listen to interview) at the Chapel Hill restaurant, Four Eleven. Enjoy!