Friday, Jan. 15, 2021: Angie Thomas, Thundercat and more

Today on q: author Angie Thomas, q This music panel with Vivek Shraya and Maura Johnston, musician Thundercat.
Author Angie Thomas, singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey, musician Thundercat. (Imani Khayyam, Lana Del Rey/YouTube, Carlos G/The1point8)

Today on q, with guest host Talia Schlanger:

  • Author Angie Thomas talks about Concrete Rose, the prequel to her bestselling novel The Hate U Give, and why this time she wanted to tell a story through the eyes of a young Black man.

  • On this week's This music panel, Vivek Shraya and Maura Johnston look ahead to some of the big albums that will be coming out in 2021, including releases from Drake and Lana Del Rey.

  • Thundercat discusses his new album It Is What It Is, and opens up about losing his close friend and collaborator, Mac Miller.