1. Tell us about your craziest touring experience?
Hmm, i think the craziest touring experience i’ve had was seeing Dudley being carried off the stage and gently placed on his feet after his performance in europe. it was pretty deep.
2. What type of college class would you’d most want to take and why?
I would really want to get into anthropology. I think people evolve and sustain themselves around their symbols, and it would be inspiring to learn more about what they are in everyday life. How a seed could
come to represent a star, things like that.
3. What city in America is the most fun to visit and why?
Philly and Baltimore are amazing because the folks there are always so generous and kind and L.A. cause I get to see my family too!
4. What’s some of the best advice you were ever given?
My uncle Jay King told me: “Never be afraid to be an independent artist.” It stuck with me very deeply…
5. What’s in heavy rotation in your MP3/CD player right now?
Charles Stokley’s new unreleased project, M.P. Is Free’s new e.p., The Hierophant by Casual,and Tabala Wolof: Sufi Drumming Of Senegal by Boubacar Diagne.
6. The last good book you read or TV show you’re addicted to?
I gotta boil it down to three books, cause I love to read so much!! Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation by Walter Mosley, Malinche by Laura Esquivel, and The Alchemists Of Kush by Minister Faust. Favorite TV show is Democracy Now with Amy Goodman.
7. What’s the first concert you ever saw – how was it?
One of the first concerts I ever saw was SuperDerf (Recklaw) and the Cosmos at the Santa Anita racetrack. My dad was one of the “cosmos.” “JuJu Fruit” went hard! first time I heard funk live. Pops didn’t need no stinkin’ babysitter! Yhe first time I went to a huge concert was Alanis Morrisette The Greek with my cousin Germond. The sister in her band was a real funky drummer too.
8. What are three items you can’t live without on tour?
Deodorant, my kids’ voice on the phone, and peppermint tea.
9. Who are your major musical influences?
My Mother, Aunt Ancala and Aunt Doyle. They the foundation for my vocals.
Any random messages or tips you’d like to give to mtvU watchers?
Why, yes! White supremacy in all it’s forms is the greatest fail in human civilization. Let’s do our best to get rid of it. Uhuru and thanks.