Melvin Washington on J. Cole, standom, Starbucks + other related topics (Ep. 8)
Originally recorded April 21, project curator Larry J. Sanders welcomes Melvin Washington to discuss the new J. Cole album (4:40), Cole as social media punchline (6:30), whether fame and authenticity can mesh (16:40), standom and its effect on art (20:45), the Starbucks controversy (25:55), and how to keep systemic issues in the national conversation in 2018 (30:00).
The KOD review is coming soon! In the meantime, read Larry’s first three Mid-Aughts music reviews, and feel free to participate in the writing challenge. Details can be found here.