What Little Richard Deserved

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 KEXP's Martin Douglas speaks to Hanif Abdurraqib about the film, Little Richard: I Am Everything.

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A new documentary about Little Richard, titled Little Richard: I Am Everything, was recently released to rave reviews. One of those reviews came in the form of an essay for the New Yorker written by Hanif Abdurraqib called “What Little Richard Deserved.”  KEXP's Martin Douglas speaks to Hanif about the film, and Little Richard's life. 

“Little Richard is as loud and joyfully brash and bold as they come and that did not stop his achievements from being whitewashed and then washed away,” Abdurraqib says.

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