So, we're in Astoria and the home skillet Ohene comes through with Boshia to rehearse for his performance at his album release party (I'll be the DJ). His album is called Flight Risk, which the meaning of he'll explain in the recorded interview, and releases tonight at midnight. It'll take place at Secret Loft in McKibbin. I've know Ohene for years now and it took me a little while to understand him as he's definitely not the most typical you'll ever come across. I told him that he makes it difficult for people like me as a listener, because I try to be all positive and pro-black, and sometimes he says the most niggerish stuff I've ever heard, but then right after that, he'll say the most profound bar, which leaves me conflicted. So, I guess it's mission accomplished on his part.
Dude is a Harlem native but has been all over, and is also a model, stand-up comedian and actor. You either seen him in stuff like that Kickass movie, or as one of the models in Yeezy Season 3, or in that new show, Blindspot. Either way, he's my dude, and we're both from Harlem, so it's always good to chat with someone who get certain references or types of humor. Anyway, he, Boshia and I go through the motions and lay out what everyone wants to do and how, and I notice that this is something that I find peculiar about Ohene and respect about him. Because like although in his music he has like the most untamed vibe and he can be offensive as shit, whenever I've worked with him, he's always been very direct, communicative, respectful, and generous. We've worked on numerous things together and that always stood out to me. Anyway, I have to finish getting ready, but I wanted to give ya'll a quick insight on what's happening tonight. It's $5 if you get there on the earlier side, and $10 if you come later. The set rundown is as follows. Shoutout to Alex, Lily Wolf and The Secret Loft, Ohene, and Brooklyn Wildlife.
Boshia Rae-Jean (soul) - 10
Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky (cerebral aggro rap) - 10:20
Lilly Wolf (synth pop) - 10:40
Shane MauX (hip hop) - 11:10
Brent Butler x Deascent (hip hop w/ guitarz) - 11:30
Ohene Cornelius w/ J_theGodis, and Ali Fahrenheit (hip hop) - 12
DJ Que Cee on the 1's and 2's
Reels Of Thumb Editing Solutions
Harlem River Yacht Club
$5 early, $10 late