Jean Grae and Quelle Chris on “Goodnight Courtney” and Making Art in Dark Times

Jean Grae and Quelle Chris on “Goodnight Courtney” and Making Art in Dark Times.

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Jean Grae and Quelle Chris
Photo by Frankie Turiano
“I always expect the mistreatment of black people. It’s what this country was based on.” —Quelle Chris

“Have you ever ordered a turkey sandwich?” Jean Grae asks me. We’re speaking on the phone about her new project with Quelle Chris, Goodnight Courtney, a multimedia release that follows the isolated life of a downtrodden cartoon character. I follow Grae and Chris on Twitter, so I assumed the interview would be fun and a little random. I wasn’t, however, quite prepared for this.

“Turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise. You’d expect that would be a cold sandwich, right? New York delis have a thing—and I kinda blame black people for it, ‘cause for some reason, they ask for a lot of hot sandwiches. But I just ordered a turkey club and they deliver it, and I’m like, ‘Why is this hot?!’ So yeah, I guess we’re starting…

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