Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.

QUIZ TAKER: Baton Rouge native Kingi Knox, “A lady never tells her age.” Entertainment reporter, creator of The GREATEST Fan segment featured on ESPN radio affiliates.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: “Charlie Wilson, Michael Jackson and Toni Braxton to get my day started. Janet Jackson and Jamie Foxx to hype me up doing my workout. Jill Scott, Tyrese, Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Maxwell and Eric Benet when I am unwinding with my day. LL Cool J, Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child, Fergie, Whitney Houston, The Jacksons and Jennifer Lopez to pump me up when I need an energy boost. For my spiritual fix, I am listening to Marvin Sapp and Kirk Franklin. And for some cool jazz, I listen to my poetry CD promoting Jay Z’s drummer titled ‘Unwrapped Mixtape Hosted by Kingi Knox.’”

WHAT I’M READING: “Essence, The Advocate, and the L.A. Times. I enjoy reading romance books and books written by E. Lynn Harris. The book I am reading now is ‘Basketball Jones’ by E. Lynn Harris.”

WHAT I’M WATCHING: “DVDs: TV shows ‘Entourage,’ ‘Sanford and Son,’ ‘The Chappelle Show,’ ‘Seinfield’ and ‘The Wayans Brothers.’ Movies: ‘Boyz In the Hood,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Temptations,’ Tyler Perry’s ‘Big Happy Family,’ ‘New Jack City,’ ‘Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Maid in Manhattan,’ ‘The Saint,’ ‘Get on the Bus,’ ‘The Best Man’ and ‘The Godfather.’”

WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “ESPN, the Bravo update of the Atlanta ‘(Real) Housewives,’ (reality television show) and Hollywood Street King (for my gossip fix).”

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? “My guilty pleasure is after I conduct red carpet interviews, I love to sip on my Baileys with a nice dessert (usually a great cheesecake is my preference) in my spa robe.”


How did you get involved with the sports and entertainment industry?

“I was discovered at the NBAE league — the entertainment league of the NBA — by Jamie Foxx and comedian Speedy Caldwell. From there I hosted red carpet interviews titled ‘Kingi’s Kwickies’ for Speedy’s Comedy Corner on Jamie Foxx FOXXHOLE broadcast on Sirius XM satellite radio. I also hosted the commentary for MTV’s ‘G’s to Gents’ produced by Jamie Foxx. I interviewed Heavy D, the cast of Tyler Perry’s ‘House of Payne,’ Chris Brown, Akon, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Fat Man Scoop and Shanda, the cast of ‘Noah’s Ark,’ and so many more celebrities for FOXXHOLE.”

Kyle Peveto

Advocate staff writer