Keith Stanfield may have grown up in Victorville, a sleepy L.A. suburb, but these days he doesn’t have much free time. The 23-year-old’s starring role in Short Term 12 put him on the map, and now he’s scored roles in Selma, Rick Famuyiwa’s Sundance-bound Dope, and biopics about Miles Davis (Miles Ahead) and N.W.A. (Straight Outta Compton). He also started an alternative hip-hop project, Moors, with the enigmatic producer HH.
When he spoke to EW in Chelsea late last year, Stanfield talked about what sets his raps apart from 2 Chainz, how he met Selma director Ava DuVernay, and how the artwork for Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle influenced him at a young age. But before any of that, he saw the artwork for Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on my iPhone—and had to get some talk about the iconic MC out of the way. READ FULL STORY