The Creative Kickback

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In September I hosted a panel with hip-hop fashion legends Dapper Dan, Misa Hylton, and April Walker, as well as directors Lisa Cortes and Farah X, for the screening of "The Remix: Hip-Hop x Fashion" documentary at Afrikana Film Festival. It wa
This week's episode is with Ro Keel, an community organizer and marijuana justice advocate from Richmond. We talk about their path to organizing via the gay club, what it's like to party in RVA, and what is at stake with marijuana decriminaliza
The Creative Kickback is back! This week Terryn speaks to Silly Genius and PT Carroll, the members of art collaborative Black Belt Jones (They're the ones who painted the giant Richmond mural over in Manchester). They talk about public art as a
Kris Banks and Thia'a Rahman know a thing or two about how politics works -- between the two they've worked on presidential and gubernatorial races, and spill the tea on what it's like to be young, black and working on campaign. 
DJ, Business Designer, and Curator Brandon Ball talks about how he balances two creative careers, loving the "Black Godfather" documentary, and...Cookout trays LOL. 
On this episode of the Creative Kickback we kick it with Lakeisha Henderson, a Richmond native and founder of Bike & Brunch Tours, where people bike (of course), brunch, and learn more about their communities, and heal in the process. Check it
A civil engineer by day, DJ by night, DJ Nobe talks about his long, winding road to creative work, the future of music, and what it's like being in the music scene in Richmond, VA. 
Public artist Hamilton Glass talks about how Richmond's mural art scene came to be, his roots in Philly, his grind:rest ratio, how he balances family life, and most importantly -- what it was like before he got "on" (hint: everyone's ashy befor
This week T. talks with Maga Stories, the tall, energetic man behind AfroSocaLove. For folks who have never been, AfroSocaLove is a sweatbox dance party with the loving vibes of an Oprah Super Soul Sunday podcast. It mashes up afrobeats, soca,
This week T. talks with Driadonna Roland, Development Producer at Complex Networks, over a glass of cabernet sauvignon. She breaks down her winding path to hip-hop journalism, from the West side of Detroit (shout out to Renaissance!) to J-schoo
Nick Bailey of NickSaysGo.com swings by to talk spring/summer fashions for men, tips for getting the best fit, Buddhism, and how he makes $15 pants look like $100 pants. #Fashion Also: he loves Megan Thee Stallion.    
This week we talked with Alia Chambers, aka - "The Urban Garden Queen", about how she quit her good government job to become an urban farmer in Richmond, VA. She talks about what's good and what's hard about being a farmer, educating black folk
From flower child living off the grid to General Manager of Croaker's Spot to Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond's Enjoli Moon has done it all. Listen to the creator of the Afrikana Film Festival talk about divine timing in
Justin Tinsley, sports, race & culture writer for ESPN's The Undefeated, sits down to talk writing, love, & brunch boots. He also chronicles his path to writing about some of the biggest stars in sports and what that looked like for him. This w
Streetwear, activism, and beauty for black folks -- we cover it all talking to Fresco Steez, a designer and community organizer. Also joining the pod (kinda) is the homie Kentland Kai.  Make sure you rate/subscribe/follow!   T.
Chelsea Lemore is on FIRE. The breakout podcast host and radio talent at Richmond's Power 92.1 FM shares her story of heartbreak, embarrassment and hustle that ultimately lead to the success of her relationship podcast, Single in the City. She
On this episode I had the chance to speak with Brandan "BMike" Odums, a visual artist from New Orleans who runs Studio Be and whose work has appeared in shows like "Queen Sugar," and featured in BuzzFeed, Fast Company, & more. Also on deck is m
It's Carnival Season, which means nonstop parties in many countries around the world to celebrate the time before Lent. In New Orleans Carnival is known as Mardi Gras, and this week we spoke New Orleans native and legend Ha-Sizzle about his car
I've known Damon Young since he was wearing blazers and t-shirts a la Kanye West. In today's episode, Damon details how he went from ashy to classy -- from losing his job 10 years ago to his successful career now as a writer and essayist. He al
Bridget Todd is the producer and host of the AfroPunk Solution sessions podcast, as well as a writer, activist, digital strategist, and former professor at Howard University. She talks about what it's like to have a job that looks good on the '
Grammy-award winning pianist and New Orleans native PJ Morton sat down with the Creative Kickback during the Richmond stop of his ‘More Gumbo’. Listen to why he moved back to his hometown, and why bounce artist Ha-Sizzle was required on his las
Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is the Beyonce of memoir, and sociology, and a lot of other things. For the first episode of Creative Kickback, Dr. Cottom talks about "Thick", her new book of essays that defines her 'theory of thickness' -- outlini
Art isn’t magic – it’s hard work and practice. The Creative Kickback let’s you snoop in conversations with creatives to hear what is like to make work that matters.   -T
Art isn’t magic – it’s hard work and practice. The Creative Kickback let’s you snoop in conversations with creatives to hear what is like to make work that matters.   -T
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