Category: Talking

NYTimes Popcast: WWPD? (What Would Prince Do?)

Prince was a perfectionist. He was a relentlessly creative musician and a refined aesthete, careful about the music he put out in the world, always presenting a seamless package — image and sound.In the three and a half years since Prince’s death at 57, those responsible for his estate have had to decide just how much

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The Black List: Top 5 Female Rappers of 2019

Let’s ignore my expression in this thumbnail for a second. I was invited back to the Marlie Show to debate the top 5 women in hip hop this year, including who belonged on the list and who didn’t (there was a good bit of debate around Missy – is it minimizing her to say ‘of

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#MOGUL: Remembering Reggie

My journey in the entertainment industry began at entertainment law firm Ossé & Woods, led by young partners Ed Woods and the man who later became Combat Jack. We lost both of them within three days of each other in 2017, and we’re all still reeling.  I had the honor of joining a host of people from

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Looking Back at Michael Jackson’s Legacy on CBSN

On the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death, I sat down with CBS News to discuss Leaving Neverland and how, if at all, the resumed conversation about allegations against Michael have impacted his legacy.   I also wrote for Vibe about Leaving Neverland and why I feel we can’t just ignore the conversation about Michael.

Talking Nippy…

I joined New York Times music writer Jon Caramonica and a round table of other music and culture critics to discuss how the documentaries Whitney (in theaters now) and Whitney: Can I Be Me? (currently available on Showtime on demand) handled Whitney’s legacy, if either provided new insight or re​velations, if there’s a larger story to be told about her career,

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