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Ali LeRoi  Writer. Director. Producer. Photographer. Everybody Hates Chris. Survivor's Remorse. Basically I create stuff and show it to people.

When I finally decide to record an album, the cover will feature me with some kind of arty look on my face reflecting the seriousness of my music. The music will be for adults, and will be a blend of blues, funk and soul. There might be some guitar and organ solos. It will be the sort of music that will translate well into the stuff you would listen to onstage in a club somewhere on the north side of Chicago, late at night, after you’ve run out of other options. There will likely be hamburgers served with this music. It might be available on streaming services, but if you’re younger than 50 you won’t care. I won’t either. I have dreams and you can’t get in my way. I don’t have all the songs yet, so until then I will practice album cover faces. #newmusic #soulman #bassplayer #songwriter #multitasker #dreamsdocometrue #justputtingitoutthere #dontbelievemejustwatch

#happybirthdaymalcolmx #visionary #photographer #manamongstmen A keen steward of the Nation of Islam’s visual representation, Malcolm X often carried a camera, his way of “collecting evidence,” as Gordon Parks once observed. He relied on photographs to provide the visual proof of Black Muslim productivity and equanimity that sensationalistic headlines and verbal reporting often negated. When photojournalists visited the community, he tried to steer them toward the kinds of affirmative images — shots of contented family life, children at play and school, and thriving businesses and institutions — that might subtly ameliorate the negative texts that he knew would inevitably accompany them. #blackimagesmatter #elhajjmalikelshabazz #asalaamalaikum #blackphotographer #blackman #allblackeverything #allblackallthetime #allblackallday #nikon #leica #shootfilm

#fbf The late great #NateDogg on the set of #HeadofState movie. He was our #greekchorus - incredibly cool brother. A singular persona in the canon of hip hop. There will never be another #Voice like his #singer #setlife #classicmovies I think this was on the tarmac at an airport in #Baltimore. Amazing costumes. @chrisrock predicted the first black president would be a community organizer!! Watch it again and you’ll see everything our country has turned into. It was funny then. And then that shit came true. I also got my #dga card shooting second unit on this film and if I’m not mistaken it was Chris’ directorial debut. And of course we scored #BernieMac as “Mitch” More stories later. Anyway, now that it’s legal #smokeweedeveryday

#fbf from The Chris Rock Show on HBO - a lot of great music happened - special appearances like D’Angelo and @raphael_saadiq being backed up by @questlove - I don’t remember the song. I don’t think it was anything off any release. I do believe there were grits involved. I was not a great photographer back then but I still shot as much as I could. It was funky and we had fun. #Goodtimes #setlife #backintheday #newyork #suitedandbooted #classicman #dangelo #chrisrock #theroots

My mom’s selfie game was on point. I miss her. #happymothersday Marilyn Joy - oh - and she is gorgeous right? There are so many things I wish I could’ve shared.

I decided to play #firstheadshot #oldheadshotday Yea. My intense stare game was poppin. I don’t know why it’s yellow. #predreadlocks #90s #fbf

#fbf Digging through my files coming up with ideas. Here’s the Queen @realphyliciarashad from #everybodyhateschris - I don’t remember the episode title but I do remember she played the wealthy mother of #killmoves - what episode was this? #portrait #blackwomen #blackactress #blackhollywood #allblackeverything #phenomenalwoman #allensisters #wheredebbieat #classic #classictv #beautifulwomen

#tbt #everybodyhateschris I think a version of this shot was in the credit sequence of season 3 or 4. #goodtimes #blackfamily #familyphotography #tvfamily #sitcom #AliLeRoi - yea - I shot it. #nikon #bnw Everybody’s grown now!!!

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