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Pharrell, N.E.R.D., and Serendipity
Pharrell, N.E.R.D., and Serendipity
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Tuesday, 05 December 2017
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Pharrell, N.E.R.D., and Serendipity

We all gotta start somewhere. It’s Fall of 2010, I’m 20 years old, and had just been handed the reigns to Texas Student TV’s hip-hop  show, which I’d renamed Longhorn Hip Hop; N*E*R*D* was opening for Jay-Z in Austin and had a speaking...

Parquet Courts and Bun B: A Likely Pairing
Parquet Courts and Bun B: A Likely Pairing
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Sunday, 17 July 2016
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Parquet Courts and Bun B: A Likely Pairing

On July 14th, 2016, Bun B joined Parquet Courts on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to debut their remix of the Courts’ “Captive of the Sun.” Sifting through tweets on Twitter, folks just couldn’t believe these two worlds had collided;...

SMNTCS Stories: Introducing My Dad to Chuck D
SMNTCS Stories: Introducing My Dad to Chuck D
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Wednesday, 01 June 2016
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SMNTCS Stories: Introducing My Dad to Chuck D

By the time this picture was taken, Chuck D and I had met and interviewed several times, most recently for the UGK documentary. For some reason, he kept saying yes to my interview requests. I was 20 when we first met. At that age, you...

SMNTCS Stories: Helping Drake Surprise Bun B
SMNTCS Stories: Helping Drake Surprise Bun B
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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SMNTCS Stories: Helping Drake Surprise Bun B

Drake and I have the same mentor: Bun B. I always wondered when we’d get to meet, and under what circumstances. Our first meeting ended up happening because of seeds I had planted several years prior, here’s the story… One sunny L.A. afternoon, I...

SMNTCS Stories: One Summer Night In Paris With Chance the Rapper
SMNTCS Stories: One Summer Night In Paris With Chance the Rapper
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Monday, 30 May 2016
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SMNTCS Stories: One Summer Night In Paris With Chance the Rapper

Before Paris, Chance the Rapper and I met in Houston when he was opening up for Mac Miller. I had lined up an interview with Mac for my UGK documentary (shoutout to Quentin Cuff), so Chance being there was just a bonus. While wandering around...