I figured I’d take a small break from all the madness in the media regarding politics and shine the spotlight on pure talent. Check out my dear friend, Face, Mailon Rivera, doing something he’s particularly gifted at—character interpretation. Here he is at a wonderful event I attended last year at USC called Race, Rap, & Redemption. His piece is called “1 out of 4 / 3 out of 4“, a play on the oft-repeated statistic that one out of four black men is making something positive out of his life and the other three out of four are in jail or doing dirt of some kind. Mailon plays the role of both types of men, each making a case for why he is relevant and/or necessary. It’s pretty powerful. Enjoy!!!