I spent 20 years crafting stories, creating energy and protecting culture as a music industry executive. Now, I have my hands in and on all the things I love: writing, speaking, consulting, marketing, programming, strategizing and managing. It seems like a jumble, but there’s a through-line: the key importance of authentic positioning and storytelling.
Take a look around; get to know me.
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I’m a contributing writer for Vibe (including #MusicSermon’s official editorial home) and Billboard, and have written for Vice, Vox, Okayplayer and more. Check out my work.
#MusicSermon seeks to tell the stories of underrepresented eras and stories of urban music in an entertaining and accessible style. Attend a #MusicSermon service.
The “Little bit of a lot” tagline is a joke, but not really. But whatever I’m working on (and whatever I post here), it’s in the spirt of pushing things forward; whether culture, thought, or action.
- The New #TGIF: Ranking Our ChildhoodsLast week, some well-intended soul ranked classic Black sitcoms. My friend Jamal Jimoh and I had multiple issues with the ranking, so we decided to hop on IG live
- Talking #Verzuz on NPR’s 1AI joined Tuma Bassa from Spotify and NPR music writer Rodney Carmichael on NPR’s 1A to talk about the void #Verzuz was filling for artists and fans during shut
- Ghetto Fabulous: Andre Harrell Created a Culture of Black Excellence (Billboard)The night Andre Harrell died, I DM’d my editor at Billboard to tell him that whatever they were going to do for Dre, I was raising my hand. I