What’s in a Name? Just call 6LACK the hood therapist

I can’t see his face, but I can feel 6LACK’s smile radiating through the screen. The three-time Grammy-nominated singer is telling me about his love for chicken, specifically when he can get it in his home city, as we discuss his new EP, 6pc Hot, over an audio-only Zoom call last Friday. “I’m pretty sure I have wings when I’m in Atlanta at least three times out of the week,” he says, proudly, before sprinkling on two words that let me know he’s not exaggerating: “That’s moderate.” It’s the day of the EP’s release, and there’s a lot to be excited about, both for the singer himself — he’d also just celebrated a birthday — and for 6LACK’s loyal and growing following, whom he’ll often interact with in a group DM on Twitter named the “The Bear Chat” after the grizzly on his debut album cover…


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