Meshell Ndegeocello (Queen Sugar, Ventriloquism)

Meshell Ndegeocello’s music spans genres, from funk to soul to jazz to hip-hop and rock. She’s been credited for sparking the “neo-soul” movement and has received 10 Grammy nominations throughout her lifelong career. Her current projects include a new album and scoring the music for the TV series “Queen Sugar.” Meshell is also the mother of two sons, Solomon and Atticus. In this episode we discuss raising her first son as a young single mother working nightclubs in DC, and her second son much later in life, and in a committed relationship. We also talk about the value of saying “no”, wanting to do something other than music and the importance of choosing a good partner if you decide to tour a lot. I spoke to Meshell over Skype when she was in LA in October of 2017.