Da Vinci

Da Vinci Interview : A Fillmore Story

When I think of Fillmore Street in San Franciso, I always think of Yoshi’s and the sushi spot next door, as well as Jazz festivals in summer and all the musical heritage that the area boasts. It was illuminating to meet and chat with the young rapper Da Vinci, a Fillmore native, back in 2011 […]

Me and RG

Robert Glasper Interview

The first time that I saw Robert Glasper play was in San Francisco, September 2011. It was the day after my 23rd birthday, and after celebrating the night away in dive bars on Valencia Street and a rooftop somewhere in the Mission, I was feeling a little bit fragile. We met before the show to […]

LIP

Fatlip Interview : What’s Up Fatlip?

I clearly remember the first time I met Fatlip. I had just started working for Delicious Vinyl in 2011, and had gone out to grab food with some of the guys. When we came back to the office, Lip was chilling sat in my chair. Being the Pharcyde devotee that I was (and still am) […]

santamonica

The Moon is You

The Man Repeller Writer’s Club set a brief last month to wake up and write 500 words on the first thing that came to you. I gave it a go and ended up with the vaguely Botticelli meets Darryl Hannah in Splash esque piece below. Writing it before 7am, I was a little fuzzy headed […]

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Driving with Music

Back in 2012 I presented a paper on the work of Masta Ace at a ‘Music & Automobile Culture’ symposium held by IASPM-UK. My paper was titled ”Born to Roll’: An examination of jeep culture in the music of Masta Ace.’ I traced Ace’s career from his Juice Crew breakout to his time with Delicious […]