In December, I said that this year would be the year where SpeedontheBeat.com does things that I’ve always wanted to do. Well, let’s kick the year off right. Today, I had the chance to reach out to actor, artist, author, and activist (wow that’s a lot of “A’s”) Tray Chaney. Many of you may remember his five-year run on The Wire as Malik “Poot” Carr. In the years since we all found ourselves way down in the hole, Tray’s been busy. Continue on for some insight into his music, his career, positive messages in music, fatherhood, and–because I couldn’t resist–a couple questions about The Wire.
Speed on the Beat: In my original inquiry, I promised I’d keep the Wire questions to a minimum, but what made you go out for the show?