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One songwriter, one song. Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they’ve written.

May 14, 2021

Episode 61 - Justin Michael Hendrix “Cream”

Sven zooms with Justin Michael Hendrix about his song "Cream," his organization HITNHOMEBOY, and his favorite non-musical things.  


ALBUM: Collection of Songs on Soundcloud

Favorite Treat: Body Armor Pineapple Coconut SuperDrink/ anything with Nutella

Photo Credit:  Photographer is Boots Howard; Hair is #HairByNaysha; Make Up is Kay Hunter



Jahlil Beats

Meek Mill


Wutang Clan

C.R.E.A.M. [Song]

Ballroom Community (Ball Culture)

Toxic Masculinity

Rapper's Delight

Crack Epidemic

(Further reading, re:  Drugs and Racial Disparities)


East Coast vs. West Coast

N. W. A.

Fuck Tha Police [SONG]


Cakes da Killa


House Music [Genre]

Late Stage Capitalism

Wall Street [Movie] (1987)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [Movie] (2010)

Watergate Scandal

Selling Senate Seats

Beyoncé Homecoming

ODB - Ol' Dirty Bastard

#HITNHOMEBOY x Manhood for Sale [Movie]

St. Louis

Michael Brown

Ferguson, MO

Jim Crow Laws

George Floyd

Breonna Taylor

Ahmaud Arbery

Kiwane Albert Carrington



Dr. William Patterson

Krush Groove [Movie]

Def Jam


Tina Turner

Tina Turner Doc

Ike Turner

Pigeon Holed

"What's Love Got to Do With It?" [Song]

"Private Dancer" [Song]

"Proud Mary" [Song]

"I don't want to Fight" [Song]

"The Best" [Song]

Woody Alan/Mia Farrow Documentary (Allan v. Farrow)

The 13th [Link to Full Movie]

Paris is Burning


Tongues Untied

All Boy's Aren't Blue - George M. Johnson

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America - Darnell L. Moore

Collected Essays: Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work / Other Essays - James Baldwin

Black Boy Out of Time - Hari Ziyad

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? -Beverly Daniel Tatum

Fight the Power [Song]

Public Enemy


Instagram: @justinmichaelhendrix

Twitter: @hitnhomeboy


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