Thundercat has funny friends. As well as messing around with Flying Lotus, he’s been seen to trade fucked-up tweets with Zack Fox, get congratulated by Dave Chappelle onstage and have a “bass off” with a Hannibal Buress robot on the Eric Andre show while being hugged by a guy who was naked from the waist down. He’s also an incredibly gifted musician with many impressive accolades and a new album out, but for this interview we mostly brushed past all that stuff to talk about things like food and LSD.
What’s your favourite computer game?
Maybe Sonic 2 with the Sonic and Knuckles cartridge.
Who’s your favourite Wu-Tang Clan member?
Favourite member of Slipknot?
Have you ever had a nickname?
What is the first album you truly fell in love with?
Spiceworld by Spice Girls.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
The only job I’ve ever had was working in a comic store, and that was probably the best job ever.
Do you have any regrettable tattoos?
I have tons of tattoos. There are some in places that are hard to get tattooed, and they hurt like hell getting them done, but I don’t think I regret any of them.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?
What’s your least favourite question that journalists ask you?
“How big is your dick – in centimeters?”
What’s the last book you read?
Marvel’s Civil War II.
Would you recommend it?
Nah, Marvel’s still trying to find their way man. They’ve got a lot of things to figure out and a lot of these stories are terrible. But they’re working on it, I’ll give you that.
What was the name of your first ever band?
The first band I ever played in, I guess, was Young Jazz Giants, and it consisted of me, my brother Ronald, Kamasi Washington and Cameron Graves.
Best pet you’ve ever had?
Charm, that was the best animal that I ever had. She was a cat and she was very smart.
What’s your favourite drunken snack?
If you were trying to seduce a potential lover, what music would you play?
Jaco Pastorius’s self-titled album.
Have you ever taken LSD?
Did you enjoy it?
What’s your signature recipe?
Is there a piece of advice you wish you’d give to yourself ten years ago?
I’d say ‘Chill out man, it gets worse’.
What would you want written on your tombstone?
‘Here Lies A Man.’
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