N.Y. State Of Mind
New York is the only city I’ll ever live in. It’s like that, and that’s the way it is. I’ve been here for 27 of my nearly 32 years, and I can’t really imagine the scenario that would uproot me at this point. There are other amazing cities around the world, no doubt. And I quite enjoy visiting them—you know, for a change of pace—but nann-not-a-one has made me say out loud (or even in my inner monologue), “I’d rather live here.” The pace, the rhythm and the tension of NYC are just so unique and, frankly, so addictive. And they change you. Anyone that knows me knows I’m absolutely riddled with neurosis specific to 5 borough living. Shit, forget a license—I don’t even know how to drive!
So you understand why when the fine folks of ACCLAIM Magazine, Australia’s answer to Mass Appeal and Complex, reached out to interview me, alongside NYC legends like Futura and Ricky Powell, for their New York Issue I was beyond flattered.