Writing


In addition to my visual creative practice, I also write about music and culture. Some of my selected works can be found below.



Lil Tracy Will Not Be Erased



“People say, ‘You’re too black.’ Then I come to America and they say, ‘You're not black enough.’ I go to Uganda, I can’t speak the language. In India, I’m black. In the black community, I’m dark-skinned. In America, I’m British.”— Daniel Kaluuya on Get Out





Kelela Is Thriving in an Unkind World



“It's a small victory when police are still largely not being convicted when they kill unarmed civilians that black artists were the top five most-nominated artists for the 2017 Grammy Awards.”—2016: The Best Year for Black Musicians Since Purple Rain




Chronixx Is the New Golden Boy of Reggae



“I just so badly wanted to feel natural. Like a breeze.”—Seinabo Sey on I’m a Dream





Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: The Air Jordan-Wearing, Migos-Listening Future of Jazz



“We want people to have a good time while listening, we want people to dance, to escape the insanity, the divisiveness, the narcissistic chaos.”—Shae Haley on N.E.R.D.’s new album




Joey Bada$$ Is Still All-American



“The term I like to use is ‘peaceful aggression.’ Defend yourself by any means, yes, but let's try to shake hands if we can, at this time.”—Ab Soul on “Evil Genius”




Knox Fortune Is Finally Making Music for Himself




Curtis Harding’s Psychedelic Soul



“I get to work with my friends, they get paid, I get paid. Also I don't come from money, I come from a single-parent home. So trust me 100 percent, I'll always be working like I could lose everything tomorrow, and that's always in the back of my head.”—Tyler, the Creator on The Jellies





Atlanta Robbin' Season Lets Hiro Murai Embrace the Weirdness of Real Life