My name is Israel Daramola. I’m just some writer dude located in the DC area trying to make something of himself. If this doesn’t work out, I will commit full-time to my rap career. You can follow me on tumblr here, on twitter here and to a bar anytime else. I also take photos sometimes: bymola.wordpress.com

Please direct all questions to: iodaramola@gmail.com

links to previous work:

On Twin Peaks and Laura Palmer’s tragic hero tale: http://www.passionweiss.com/2017/09/18/twin-peaks-the-return/

On Jay-Z and the rules to becoming a man: http://www.passionweiss.com/2017/07/11/jay-z-444-beyonce/

Reviews for Genius: https://genius.com/artists/Israel-daramola

On the Curry family and “good” black people: https://www.buzzfeed.com/idaramola/how-steph-and-ayesha-curry-became-the-good-black-family?utm_term=.fb2JMK0zv#.db85L8pzB 

On Frank Ocean: http://www.passionweiss.com/2016/09/20/nostalgia-undone-on-frank-ocean-and-waiting-for-more/ 

On Chance the Rapper and black joy: http://www.thefader.com/2016/05/17/chance-the-rapper-coloring-book-black-joy?utm_source=f&utm_medium=tw&utm_campaign=share

On being Nigerian and Southern: https://www.buzzfeed.com/idaramola/fried-gator-and-jollof-rice?utm_term=.tk7R4P5p0#.ikEWNgq64

Comedy sketches written by me:

Music Reviews: http://pitchfork.com/staff/israel-daramola/

http://www.spin.com/author/israel-daramola/

A web series I co-wrote with some friends: http://www.quartercenturyws.com/

On becoming a Lupe fan again: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/i-actually-like-the-new-lupe-fiasco-album

On sickle cell and the prospect of dying: http://sevenscribes.com/crisis-how-sickle-cell-made-me-confront-my-mortality/

On the movie Dope and Blackness: http://sevenscribes.com/dope-movie-review/

Music and Movie reviews: http://dcwkly.com/dc/author/israel/

Movie reviews: http://meetsobsession.com/author/iodaramola/

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