For a brief period in 2013, I was a hip hop “journalist” charged with interviewing rappers about their new releases. This led me to conversations with two artists I greatly respect: Nas and The Game.
After my interview with The Game, my editor kindly suggested that interviewing may not be my thing, and that I should submit one of my Victoria’s Secret stories to Salon. I’d never heard of Salon, but I was desperate to be published so I said, “What the hell?”
That essay essentially changed my life. I’m still forever grateful to my editor at M Music & Musicians for his patience and direction. And I still think these interviews are two of the coolest things I’ve done as a writer.