Some people call me Turnip Greens even though I prefer to eat collards. I've been told my nickname would make an amazing rap moniker.
I thought about that career in middle school. It was around the time I discovered unedited parental advisory albums. Soon, I took on a plethora of new four-lettered words in my vocabulary. My mom didn’t approve of her young daughter rapping every lyric from DMX’s It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, but it gave me street cred with my suburban peers in class. They thought I was all about that life.
With that said, you must wonder if I can actually rap. Nope.
Alas, all is not lost. I can still write.
What do you love?
Music. I majored in upright bass performance in college. Wynton Marsalis is my superhero and The Roots are my league of super friends. But my taste is all over the place.
Who is your favorite superhero?
Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. (We can get into an argument as to whether he’s a “hero” later.) Think about all the practical things I could do. How sick would it be to yell “GET OVER HERE!” and reach your phone on the counter across the room?
Is that an accent I hear?
Umm...probably not. If that's another way of asking where I'm from, I was born in New Jersey (South Jersey - The distinction must be made). But I was raised in Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia.
What is your go to dance move?
The two-step. I can't dance and did interpretive dances instead of the Tootsie Roll as a kid. Even today I’m pretty stiff and have a hard time doing the Electric Slide while sober. I’m sure my pop-locking elders frown upon me for that.
What is one of your shortcomings?
I've never owned a pair of Jordans in my 30-something years of living.