Songwriter, Publisher, Dad, (not a) crack dealer
This is an amazing essay worth reading: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/
This is disgusting and cruel. It doesn't have any benefits other than to pander to the racists in his base. The president is a sadist, there's no other way to explain these actions.
When i was 16 and 17 years old, during SXSW, I'd hang out in the lobby of the Double Tree Hotel and pass out demo tapes to anyone who looked like they could be from a record label or music publisher. I'd get kicked out for 'soliciting', go to my car, change my shirt, put on a hat and try again until they caught on. I'd also sneak into panels to get any insight on the business i so desperately wanted to be in...music. So it's such an honor to now be asked to speak at next years SXSW festival. Hope to see you there! https://www.sxsw.com/conference/featured-speakers/