The ‘It Me’ Podcast: Talking All-Star Weekend And Mardi Gras With Rapper Pell

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All-Star Weekend was a blur. So much so that we didn’t even have a chance to podcast during it or in the immediate aftermath of the NBA Trade Deadline. That’s not to say that we didn’t want to, Robby and I discussed it for days, but other things got in the way. Good things, but things nonetheless.

One of those things was 3 Days In Miami, an event put on by Red Bull Sound Select that brought together artists of multiple genres in a curated set over three nights with three artists per night. Angel Olsen had a long and extensive set on Friday (after Charlotte Day Wilson gave a soulful preview of the fiery performances she’ll have this year), while Saturday was home to a hip hop showcase featuring Goldlink and Twelve’len, as well as Louisiana’s own Pell.

Pell dropped some new music recently, including two songs in tandem with Sound Select that he created in the studio with London On Da Track. Prior to his huge set in Miami, he took some time to come on the podcast to discuss 3 Days In Miami, his process, working in New Orleans, All-Star, the Boogie Cousins deal, what it was like to work with London On Da Track, and more. Then Robby and I break down some post-deadline thoughts and catch up on everything from the Daytona 500 to the Deron Williams signing by the Cavs.

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Special thanks to the band Annabel for our intro and outro music. They’re really good. You should buy their music at their website or perhaps see them play a show some time.