Taylor Zamor says he was slammed to the ground after cops barged into his apartment during a Super Bowl party, claiming they were searching for two Black men accused of a stabbing.
"What I would like to see is a scholarly edition of his poems," says the author of a new book on Sun Ra. "I think they're worthy of that treatment..."
The rising producer spoke to THUMP about making music designed for specific Berlin clubs, the feminist essay that inspired his new record's title, and needing to say "fuck you" to someone at least once a week.
In anticipation of the celebrated artist's upcoming retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, I talked with Wiley about what's changed in his life since his first solo show at the same museum almost exactly ten years ago.
"I feel very strongly that most of the history that we have been taught is at best incomplete, and at worse fiction."
Strother talked with me about his new solo show, Space Jam, and his desire to be the art-world's version of Michael Jordan: a "supreme entity who's surpassed identity and blackness."