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Shea Serrano is a Houston-based writer and illustrator whose funny, insightful work on rap, sports, and even action movies has appeared almost everywhere – you undoubtedly saw his brilliant holiday piece Three Wise Migos. In addition, he wrote Bun B’s Rapper Coloring and Activity Book and created the viral Tumblr sensations Drake-ing Bad and Sex Questions From Seventh Graders.
We spoke to Serrano about his life and career, why ‘94 will always be r&b’s peak year, and why he’s okay with you loving J. Cole, even if you’re wrong.
Tracks featured in this episode:
- Huffington Post Highlights, “7th Grade Sex Questions”
- Tuned In: Bun B Coloring Book
- Mike Jones, “Mr. Jones”
- Maxo Kream, “Trigga Maxo”
- The Fatback Band, “King Tim III (Personality Jock)”
- Boyz II Men, “Thank You”
- Me’shell Ndegeocello, “If That’s Your Boyfriend (he Wasn’t Last Night)”
- Salt-n-Pepa f/En Vogue, “Whatta Man”
- Boyz II Men, “On Bended Knee”
- Crystal Waters, “100% Pure Love”
- Luther Vandross f/Mariah Carey, “Endless Love”
- Y.N.RichKids, “Hot Cheetos & Takis”
- J. Cole f/TLC, “Crooked Smile”
- “160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes”
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery “Head Puns” excerpt
- Propain f/Rich Homie Quan, “Two Rounds”
- Z-Ro, “This Ain’t Livin”
- Nate Dogg, “Music and Me”