Month: May 2016

Wale’s “PYT”

My guy Wale moonwalks when he performs sometimes. And his new single’s hook and title are nods to the god Michael Jackson. So yeah, I’m in. Nice simple hook for the radio. A couple of slick bars for the rap heads. Looking forward to seeing what his next album SHINE is like. I’m hoping to […]

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For Students: Lights, Please

  Here’s something that helped me a bunch with my Bernard Flowers piece. Sitting in the backyard of his house for the interview, the sunlight was barely good enough to get the job done. There’s a bunch of shoulda-wouldas I have about that shoot, to be honest. I should have: Brought a proper light kit […]

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Bernard Flowers: The Escape

  Spaghetti and fried fish. That’s what Bernard Flowers’ grandmother cooked several Fridays ago when I visited her Memphis home. At the end of each week, her family rolls through deep. At least 10 of them. The elder ones hang out in the kitchen with Granny, catching each other up on the latest. The children […]

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