interviews Category Archives
Gil Scott Heron performed at the Carolina Theatre here in Durham last year. I had the honor and privilege of sitting down with him after the show. He was one of my biggest inspirations and he will be dearly missed.
This month, I’m giving you a throwback. Sit back, relax, and delve into the genius mind of poet “Aunti” Mari Evans:
For this month’s interview we’re doing an expose on a new course that I’m teaching over at North Carolina Central University entitled: Hip-Hop and Political Movements. Today is the first day class, and I’ve been too busy running around campus to publish the video, so instead I’ve decided to post an episode of The Boondocks. […]
This month’s interview is with bass virtuoso Christian McBride. We discuss Philly, hip-hop and the future goals of one of the most gifted and prolific jazz players of our time. Shouts to his cousin, Blain Cooper who makes a brief cameo. Everybody got family in North Carolina. Click here to view the interview.
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 […]
What a Wonderful month. This April, Grammy Award winning producer/Duke University professor 9th Wonder joins Blackademics from the set of the “Fired Up” music video shoot in Raleigh. Ladies and gentlemen, class is in session. Dr. Wonder is in the building. *FYI – this month’s “throwback interview” is my one-on-one with Rakim from back in […]
This month’s interview is with actor, director and activist Danny Glover. We discuss his new film Toussaint – a historical action epic based on the life of Toussaint Louverture, one of the leaders of the Haitian Revolution. It’s a very brief interview, but definitely worth checking out. Enjoy!
Every February I try my best to line up a dope Blackademics interview to commemorate Black History Month. Back in 2007 we heard from the Reverend Jesse Jackson. I got to chop it up with 12-time Grammy winner Herbie Hancock in 2008. This year I think I’ve outdone myself. Our 2010 Blackademics interviewee is musician, […]
Special Announcement: due to the ridiculous amount of stuff I have to do this month, I can’t post a Blackademics interview for January. BUT STAY TUNED: I promise we will have a very special and exclusive Blackademics interview for Black History Month. Deuces. -Pierce
Happy Holidays from Blackademics! This month’s interview is with community activist and spiritual leader Queen Mother Frances Pierce. Pierce is featured prominently in MK Asante Jr.’s new film on Kwanzaa, The Black Candle, which premieres nationally on TV One Saturday, December 26th at noon. Queen Mother and I discuss her role in the film as […]