One late night, a teenaged Thundercat and his father walked into a laundromat, around the corner from the house where Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by Marvin Gaye Sr, and changed the channel on the TV to Adult Swim. His life would never be the same. He sits down with host Sama'an Ashrawi to tell the story.
*TW - from 46:00 - 60:00 the conversation discusses depression and suicide.*
If you think you don’t know Thundercat, you there's a good chance you actually do — he’s a Grammy-Winning bass player, singer, and songwriter who, in addition to releasing his own critically-acclaimed albums, has played on songs by Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, Schoolboy Q, Mac Miller, and N*E*R*D* among many many more.
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[00:05:55] - Chapter 1: The Ghost of Marvin Gaye
[00:19:34] - Chapter 2: The Laundromat Situation
[00:24:53] - Chapter 3: Stephen meets Steven
[00:37:13] - Chapter 4: The Aristocats go to Compton
[00:46:07] - Chapter 5: How to be Depressed
[00:59:15] - Chapter 6: Fashion is Life, Bitch!
[01:01:26] - Chapter 7: Them Changes