It seems like the theme around these parts this week is that it’s past time to get real. Real with ourselves, real with our culture, real about what’s happening now and how that realness can impact our future. The writing’s been on the wall. You must watch this interview to the very end. Check out what David Banner has to say about blogs(which is very near and dear to my heart) how dare we profit off of someone else’s pain. It’s go time #Growns.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.