We’ve had our eye on him since his guest verses on both Le1f’s mixtapes. Since then, the internet prophets predicted his impending solo effort. Dozens of 11:11’s later, came My Crew – the self-produced first single off DonChristian Jones’ inaugural mixtape The Wayfarer brought to us by cult-favorite label Greedhead, came with a clever video to boot , proving to be worth the wait. Jones is a painter/musician/Wesleyan grad/beat-maker/renaissance man who recently performed at MoMA PS1 and at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was also involved with the “Blues for Smoke” exhibition in 2013. It should also be noted that DonChristian is a babe of epic proportions, so when we got the chance to make awkward small talk with him, LAC Carpe Diem’d. Enjoy:
So, what’s up?
Just got home from work. Gonna eat this here Chinese food and work on this record.
Can we get you something to drink?
I’m good. I got an ice tea.
Favorite thing to look at?
Right now? The TLC biopic.
Rock, paper, or scissors?
Do anything last night?
Watched American Horror Story at my friend Pedro’s…that show stresses me out.
How late did you stay up?
I’m up late every night.
Meals or snacks?
Meals. Big, bad-for-you meals.
Do you sit down in the shower?
I really don’t.
Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Have to be alive.
Melvin Van Peebles, Erykah Badu, Jim Jones, my Dad.
Your biggest fan?
If life could resemble any film… any film score?
The John Adams score for Io Sono L’amore.
Who would you commission to take/paint/draw your portrait?
Blue or black ink?
Cotton or wool socks?
Wool for winter
When was the last time you really froke out at someone?
These two cops that pulled me off of a train in Brooklyn and told me they saw me hop the turnstile. Proved to them I had an unlimited metro card, but they made me late for work nonetheless.
What was the first thing you said aloud this morning?
Are you listening to music right now?
Yung Lean and Kelela.
Your dream collaboration?
Where and when can we catch your next show?
December 28th, Brooklyn Bowl, Le1f’s Camp & Street Kwanzaa Party. We’ve been dreaming about this party for years now. Should be really great. Live performances all night, and many special guests. Oh, I’m also opening for him in Australia before that, so come down, yeah.
If we gave you $50, what would you buy?
I won’t say…
Last 3 Google searches?
1. Ian Isiah “Freak You down” video
2. Tek “Buddy Gyal”
3. Mark Twain
What are you doing later?
Finishing a mural
Can we come?
Oh, and you can check out his new Yung Lean remix here.
photos: Becky McNeel