Damon Young
Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)
Mar 10

I agree that Black Thought is a GOAT, but just want to make clear that that “freestyle” with Meth wasn’t impromptu. He clearly prepared. It was just memorized.

Mar 10

Drake belongs in the Pitbull and Flo Ridah (?) club of great dance music and made by great music producer and marginal rappers. Read more

Dec 22

i met nicole beharie at a party this year. and by “i met nicole beharie at a party this year” I mean “i saw her, walking by, in the same party i happened to be at.”

Nov 23

that’s the danger of the validation loop. it never ends. it’s a dog chasing its tail.

Nov 18

so i feel like in the beginning of the pandemic, it was a shorthand for nurses, bus drivers, etc—basically the sort of public facing jobs often held by black people (and other people of color) that put them in harm’s way. but now the connotation seems to have shifted to include anyone who feels like any sort of governm Read more

Oct 5

my feet are long-ish (12s) but narrow. do people with wider feet have better balance?

Sep 17

true. these are definitely the timberlands i’d wear to fight forest fires.