I’ve always loved glasses, but I started being more deliberate about wearing them when I started doing shows in 2017 after leaving my first project, “volume 1.” And I thought, Let’s obscure the lights and I’ll wear glasses – because my music is the window to my soul, not my eyes.
That’s a Prince concert DVD that I watched growing up. It was in my house every single weekend, and it inspired me a lot. With him and Lenny Kravitz’s performance moment – he did “American Woman” and “Fly Away” together – I was just like, “Man, I want to be a rock star.”
4. Her Mother’s Filipino Cuisine
lumpia It’s like a roll. It has meat and vegetables, and it is very tasty. It’s a long process to make, but it’s what I grew up eating in my Filipino home. Hello Hello Means “mix-mix” in Tagalog. I grew up eating it every day after school. There’s jelly and shaved ice and evaporated milk and ice cream and jackfruit and sweet beans and all kinds of things. My mom made it, and she taught me to make it.
5. And Her Dad’s Fried Chicken
I don’t eat other people’s fried chicken. He grew up in Arkansas, and he brought Southern cooking to our home in the Bay Area in California.
I want to see film When I was a kid, and my dad left out the bad parts. It’s iconic – Rajkummar absolutely killed the entire film. I’ve played a lot of songs, but “Purple Rain” is one of those songs I’ve definitely read and Covered. wish, wish [I would have met Prince]. However, I got to see him live.
7. Apollo Theater
I performed at Apollo when I was 9 years old. I performed “Freeway of Love” by Aretha Franklin, and it was my first time in New York City, and my family came over. They actually held a small concert in our hometown so we could stay in New York for a few days. And then fast forward to earlier this year. I had the opportunity to visit D’Angelo’s Verzuz which he did on Instagram Live, and He sang “The Best Part” with me.