People Say Project: Interview with George Porter, Jr. & Dee-1

OffBeat contributor Brian Boyles is one of the organizers of The People Say Project, which puts together artists in the same field to discuss issues associated with culture and money from different perspectives. On December 13, he brought together OffBeat Lifetime Achievement in Music honoree George Porter, Jr. with rapper Dee-1 to discuss lives in music. The video’s lengthy – just over an hour – but it’s worth checking out. In my experiences interviewing him, I’ve always found him surprisingly candid and charming, and Dee-1’s one of the more interesting rappers in town, working to stake out a distinctive spot in hip-hop that embraces old school values without sounding like he’s trying to dial back the clock.