In this episode of Good Convo, we tune our feeds to the West Coast to tap in with Naeem: the Baltimore-born rap legend formerly known as Spank Rock. After two decades of international touring and fighting the current, Naeem’s on the verge of a public rebirth, putting the past to rest and creating Startisha: the most engrossing album of his career. This is the first interview detailing how Startisha came to be, what Naeem had to learn to create it, and how he navigates legacy and autonomy as a Black Queer artist.
Michael Penn II (aka CRASHprez) is a rapper and a former VMP staff writer. He's known for his Twitter fingers.