Two interviews I did with other artists, and one interview someone else did with me. Here they go…
Bilal and I talked about his new album Airtight’s Revenge, but the real interesting part is where he talks about Love For Sale. For those who follow Bilal, Love For Sale was a bootlegged album that never saw the light of day, but man is it good. Anyway, click here to read our discussion about that album and other things.
N.E.R.D. and I talked about their new album, Nothing back in the Summer, but the interview is just now running on GlobalGrind.com. And when I say N.E.R.D., I do mean mostly Pharrell. Guy is pretty deep and we had a good talk about the meaning behind his group’s new album, coming out soon. Click here to read it.
Hercampus.com is a cool lifestyle website dedicated to the female college student. Apparently they have campus correspondents all around the country, and a young woman by the name of Amber Brown from Rider University was smart enough to reach out and interview me. Click here to check out what kind of advice I give to young co-eds around the country.
This Friday, I’m moderating a panel discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference entitled, “The Impact of Hip-Hop On American Politics”.
Help me by sending me a question you would want to ask and get to know the panelists. Read more here in this piece “Can Hip-Hop And Politics Co-Exist”.
Just wanted to drop this off real quick, then going back to my break. Expect to see a lot more of my other writing posted on the blog, as I sort of fell off.
Enjoy this piece I did with Esperanza Spalding. She is arguably jazz’s biggest star right now, which means she’s still very underrated. Click on the title to be taken to it.
The Root Interview: Jazz Bassist Esperanza Spalding on Taking A Big Risk
Everyone in the comments section has been telling me to take a break because all I’ve been doing is writing about how busy I am. To show I do read the comments and I do take some of what they say to heart, I will follow the advice given by most and take a break until Tuesday, September 7. Originally I wanted to start today off like every other day, but when I noticed I was at my 300th post, and thought about the awards I won (again thank you all for that), I figured I can take a break, right?
It was just announced today, Until I Get Married won the popular vote in the category of Best Sex and Relationships Blog, Best Personal Blog (an honor shared with my friend and career girlfriend, Demetria Lucas for ABelleinBrooklyn.com), and what is probably the most flattering honor, Best Writing in a Blog.
All three wins were through popular vote, meaning I literally could not have done it without you all. They should have a category for Best Readers of A Blog so I can find a way to pay you all back. You all are the best, and so my first thank you, goes to everyone of you.
Well folks, it’s official. “Until I Get Married” is one year old. In honor of the day, this is the first of two posts. At the bottom of this post you can click to the second one entitled, “Girls You Shouldn’t Fall For: The Confusingly Pretty Girl Edition”, if you haven’t read it already.
So tomorrow morning I’m going to be on WHUR 96.3 FM in Washington, D.C., talking about, what else, women.
I’ll be calling in from New York, but if you have HD radio and live in the D.C. area tune in. If you don’t have HD radio or you don’t live in the D.C. area feel free to listen at WHUR World. Click the WHUR icon below…
What’s up, people? Here are a couple of links to work I did for the Wall Street Journal.
An Interview with BET Honcho Stephen Hill about the BET Awards
A Review of Herbie Hancock at Carnegie Hall
And for those who didn’t hear the news, according to Clutch Magazine, I’m one of 10 men you should be following on Twitter. Trust me when I say, I didn’t see this coming, and I have no relationship with anyone who works or writes at Clutch Magazine. This is indeed a very humbling honor, if for no other reason than the company the good people at Clutch put me in. I also do take my Twitter seriously, in the sense that I care as much about writing the next great 140 characters as I do anything else I write. To me, it’s all the written word and so to me, it all matters.
Anyway, a big thanks to the staff at Clutch and to all my people on Twitter. #Humbled
The Top 10 Men To Follow on Twitter
Ladies and gentlemen, here it is, my cover story for PAPER Magazine on Drake.
As always, thank you for reading. I hope you all enjoy the piece.
Dream Date: At Long Last Hip-Hop Wunderkind Drake Has Arrived