I’ve been listening to Tha Carter V this week but have meant to do some writing about Lil Wayne for years. [THREAD]. Lil Wayne howls. Your instincts kick in. This voice from the hurt of all of creation gives you a peek. There’s light inside. If the world is pain then Lil Wayne is a […]
Though you always imagine music being written and placed into your film, one of the things I hadn’t pictured at the start of this process was standing in a room while the cellist and composer record the music. Pictured, Alexandre “Diesel” Varela and Kristine Kruta, who wrote and performed our original score in a whirlwind […]
A comment on Soundcloud: “Black tears! I can feel my soul dancing & crying”
Andrew Kelley invited me to the studio the day I shot this pic of Sean Price in 2011. He was recording his verse on the Wu-Tang album Legendary Weapons. After recording that night, he lit up the assembled crew of rappers and industry folks with his lyrics and sense of humor. He spoke of the […]
With the current beef over ghostwriting in hip-hop, here are some thoughts that went out earlier as a set of tweets: I never had a problem with Dr. Dre rapping lyrics that Ice Cube wrote in NWA… *because* everyone knew that Cube wrote them. When I was a teen with a rhyme book and a […]
The Sasquatch Festival is a three-day explosion of music and bodies in one of the most picturesque concert venues imaginable, the Gorge Amphitheater in eastern Washington. Five stages of madness during the days, and 50,000+ attendees camping on the attached lands at night. Our team was hired by Skype to shoot it, and I managed […]
The guy in the top picture’s shirt matched the colors of the stage lighting for the jazz performers in the bottom shot. It was a fun couple of hours. And I’m now able to say that I’ve set foot in the state of Wisconsin.
It was a Sunday evening, a little over a year ago. Thaddeus Clark is on the phone. Thadd: Let’s do a video. Me: Cool. When. Thadd: Wednesday. Me: Word! That’s how it came together. We had been talking/planning. But it was one of those maybe, maybe not kind of things. Never the right window. Until […]