The Riff
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The Riff

Attention Must Be Paid: Luther Vandross

An appreciation of the soul master on the 35th anniversary of his for-the-ages performance at the Image Awards.

It was the first warm day in a warm spring in a warm year. To add specifics, it was a Saturday, and my dad had dropped me off at big momma’s. Grandpa was taking a fishing trip with Uncle Moe, and there were no…



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Robert Lashley

Writer. Author. Former Jack Straw and Artist Trust Fellow. The baddest ghetto nerd on the planet.