This week’s guest on Five Things is artist Kevlen Goodner — his online nickname is The Illest Strator (see what he did there?) because his primary work these days is in illustration, and he says his aesthetic owes a lot to hip-hop culture.
He grew up in Louisville — Okolona, to be exact — and after a short stint in the music business, he spent time working various jobs, including private security, owning a clothing store, and as a Nation of Islam prison chaplain.
He’s got a fascinating list of objects, which includes his favorite movies and the book that he considers his spiritual guidance.
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