1. My GRAMMY® Highlights

    GRAMMY Afterparty

    I had an incredible time in L.A. enjoying various GRAMMY® events with my “brotha-from-anotha-motha” Will Dawson. I had written highlights of my trip while flying home, in order to structure a slamming blog post. However, Will’s account of the excursion is so on point, you can just read his and get the full experience.

    In the interim, here is the list I came up with while soaring across the sky:

    • Private gathering in Beverly Hills courtesy of the BAAS Group
    • Late night listening session with Phonte and friends
    • Melanie Fiona getting her Disney Princess on @ Cue the Music
    • Connecting with childhood friend and actress extraordinaire Jennia Fredrique for the first time in more than 20 years
    • Chilling with Nicolay, talking about music (producer’s dream)
    • Experiencing social media rock stars up close at the SMRS summit @ GM
    • 1/2” away from losing my pants at the GRAMMY pre-telecast
    • Hanging out with my fellow GRAMMY community bloggers at the afterparty
    • Pasta salad and milk crates (inside joke)
    • Meeting Berry Gordy (unforgettable)
    • Surprising my son and having breakfast with him, his mom and stepdad
    • Sharing a laugh with Bono
    • Getting the story behind Brett Baker’s tornado horn (producer’s dream
    • Beverly Jackson’s impervious curls
    • The ding in WIll Dawson’s rental car door
    • Tichina Arnold’s leather pants
    • Eric Roberson’s left side part
    • Phonte’s pocket square
    • All the peeps on the Crenshaw bus Saturday afternoon