Since working for VICE, my black friends think I’ve been turning white. I find myself going to events that I wouldn’t normally go to. I’m more like R&B and hip-hop. The underground bands? That’s just not my music. They have a lot of noise. I like rhythm, not a lot of jumping up and down with skateboards.
When I travel to the Bronx to see my family, I start to realize I would never move there. It is like the pit of hell. I rode that D train and I was like, Where is my gun? When you’ve been out of that element for so long and then you ride the train… you can’t compare the L train to the D train. It’s like two different worlds. The L is like riding first class to Vegas. And the D is like you’re a hobo on a ship or freight train.