I have written in-depth interviews, news articles, long form features,as well as produced and conducted video interviews about technology, entertainment, sports, culture, and their intersection.
Where is Yung Baby Tate?
That’s difficult for me to discern on Jan. 24, two nights before the Grammy Awards, where the 23-year-old artist has a Best Rap Album nomination for her work on Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III album. At this point, the Los Angeles sun has receded into a crisp winter night blanketing the streets and addresses in darkness, so I can’t make out which house is the one Yung Baby Tate’s manager directed me to. Only the lights of cars that traverse the narrow dirt ro...
Crown Heights’ X-Clusive made it through West Nile, swine flu, and a crippling blackout — but coronavirus is another threat entirely
erard Louisias Jr. was tired of waiting in long lines for a haircut due to the lack of barbershops in the area and was sure there were enough Black men who felt the same to start his own barbershop. It was December 1992, and he had never cut a single follicle of hair off someone’s head. X-Clusive Barbershop was born out of a desire of giving a community what it ...
"Quantum computing is something I feel like is an untapped industry. It would allow artists to perform virtually."
Iddris Sandu is more than just friends with Kanye West and Jaden Smith.
The 21-year-old native of Accra, Ghana, moved to the United States when he was three, and by the time he became a teenager, he had taught himself computer programming, the theory of relativity and industrial design by spending days on end inside California’s Torrance Public Library.
Jay-Z, Pharrell, LeBron James and Travis Scott have all helped curate ‘2K’ music
Mike Howard has the millennial version of the dream job. As the soundtrack manager for the NBA 2K gaming franchise, the 32-year-old's duties include wading through the deluge of new music to make sure NBA 2K has the freshest songs. He spoke with me about wanting Future on NBA2K20 and artists hounding him about being in the game.
Anthony Cruz spoke for 'Studio Sessions' about having New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft in the studio listening to Meek Mill's 'Championships' album before it came out, how Meek had to adjust to recording again after being released from prison and more.
Studio Sessions | Troy Taylor Has Unreleased Music From Aretha Franklin And Memories of Whitney Houston
Troy Taylor has been professionally producing artists for more than 30 years. He was the first producer to get Boyz II Men in the studio in 1989, watched Aretha Franklin record 10 songs in a row and then cook dinner, and argued with Stevie Wonder in the booth. He told me all of that and more for 'Studio Sessions.'
Netflix's first interactive film, 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' let viewers choose what decisions the on-screen characters made. What it didn't get viewers to choose is looking into the dark, and sometimes depressive side of video game development.
For the digital cover of Flaunt Magazine's 20th anniversary issue, I profiled Laura Harrier, female lead of Spike Lee's "Blackkklansman", as well as "Spiderman: Homecoming" about Hollywood racism, Donald Trump, and what it's like working for Spike Lee.
Kid Hazel produced 6 of the 15 songs from 21 Savage's most successful album, 'i am > i was' and tells the stories behind the more than 100 songs recorded for the album, J. Cole meeting Savage's kids in the studio, what Lauryn Hill sample almost made the album and more stories only the studio walls knew.
A rewind of Drake’s wild year as a streaming god, chart ruler and accolade snatcher.
Remember the first 18 days of 2018? Bank accounts across the world were emptied at the news of Beyonce headlining Coachella and Fortnite characters weren’t dancing like rappers. Simpler times, indeed.
Then, Jan. 19 happened, and 2018 as we knew it was Drake’s. The release of his first single “God’s Plan” not only marked the first of his two double digit-week runs atop the Billboard Hot 100.
Nike has ambitions of reaching $50 billion in sales by 2020, and a big part of that strategy involves leveraging emerging technology to get more shoes everywhere. I spoke with the general manager of s23NYC, Nike's first ever digital studio, and the ones behind the company's SNKRS app.
In this in-depth feature, Nike explains how it plans to use augmented reality and advanced tech to put a Nike store, everywhere.
For this installment of Tour Tales, Playboi Carti's DJ spoke about how festivals ran by artists treat performers better than major festivals, how to sustain your career as just a tour DJ, and how he created a Kobe-Shaq relationship with Playboi Carti onstage.
DJ MLK, T.I.'s tour DJ for more than a decade has seen it all from T.I. turning into a vegan on the road to 50 Cent coming on stage with Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, and T.I. in 2007 to so much more.
Swizz Beatz isn’t present, but his influence is felt.
That was my prevailing thought at the Bacardi Rum Room event on the penthouse level of New York City’s luxurious Dream Midtown hotel at the end of November. As I sipped on a 10 year old Bacardi rum while taking in the impressive photo gallery on display as part of No Commission’s upcoming, first-ever photography show, it struck me how even when physically absent, Swizz’s influence precedes him through creative endeavors such as No Commissi...