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Gilbert L. Bailey II—"Chillin' Out, Maxin', Relaxin' All Cool" (Episode 36)

“There is no musical I can get my brother to come to if I’m not in it and that bothers me. There is nothing, nothing, not a single show that the mugs I grew up with—the brothers that I know— actually fucks with... can’t show you a single show on Broadway that I can tell my brother ‘Yeah, you’re gonna spend $150 and felt yourself up there, and you walked away after that $150 and be like I’m glad I did that.’”

We chat with Bronx Tale alum Gilbert L. Bailey II about learning from Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s Holy Trinity, writing multidimensional black characters, and “doing you to the fullest.”

Recommendation: Kehinde Wiley’s Coffee Table Book, Childish Gambino’s Atlanta, Jay Cole, Kendrick Lamar, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Shout out: Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Christiani Pitts, Bradley Gibson, Adrienne Warren, Will Smith

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