jimi thompson

where are you from and where are you now? i’m from the bubbling metropolis of greenville, sc; i currently reside in the dark underbelly of south carolina’s own “hell’s kitchen” better known as rock hill. / which living person do you most admire? pre-yeezus kanye west. / what is the trait you most deplore in yourself? i am lazy; convincing myself to be awesome takes way more effort than it should. / what is the trait you most deplore in others? ignorance. you have no excuse to be ignorant to the world around you. / what is your favorite journey? any journey that involves me walking aimlessly into an unfamiliar urban landscape. / what natural gift would you most like to possess? breakdancing. / what or who is the greatest love of your life? god, my family, then food. / if you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? a taller version of me. / what do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? when you start pulling other people down with you. / open a nearby book and copy the first line you like. this tangy, creamy dip tastes just like buffalo chicken wings. / where would you like to live? cali in the summer & rio whenever i don’t agree with california’s seasonal climate. / what is your most marked characteristic? i have very animated facial expressions in reaction to things that people say and do, so it becomes very obvious how i feel about certain things without having to utter a single word. / what is the quality you most like in a woman? i’m a sucker for full beautiful lips, if a lady has pretty lips she can get away with murder in my world. / who is your favorite artist, writer, musician? fahamu pecou, big ghostface nahmean, and dj jazzy jeff. / what would be the title of your memoir? “i managed to write 180 pages of literature, now read it.” / what is your motto? “why try when you can just do it?”


This interview was conducted summer 2013.

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