This was taken at a Southeast Queens Host Committee reception with New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is running for mayor, earlier this month.
The candidates to become New York City’s next mayor continue to attend community receptions featuring Q&A sessions moderated by Mike Scala. In this clip, Comptroller John Liu answers the question everyone wants answered.
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New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson was the guest at a Southeast Queens Host Commttee reception in Laurelton, Queens on May 6, 2013. This is a sample from the Q&A session moderated by Mike Scala.
It will air in its entirety on Bronx Journal Radio. More of these with other candidates will follow.
I was told the Democratic Party needed my “youth, activism, clarity of vision, and ability to actually fight and make an argument.”
Whatever it was, it was without words.
That depends on what’s considered “old school” these days. I remember being in a pool hall a few years ago and some kid protested, “What is this, old school night?!” when Big Pun came on. To me, old school was always 1980s and earlier. Now, I think many would consider Jay-Z and Nas — the prototypical “new school” rappers — old school. That makes me feel old. Regardless, I think the best period for Hip Hop was the 1990s.
Doing a song with DJ Premier has always been on my bucket list. In fact, when I do that song, I’m going to call it “Bucket List.”