Herbal Tea & White Sofas: Why Joeboy Calls Nigerian Jollof Rice "The Best Food In The World"
Learn about how jollof rice, video games and the energy of a live crowd spark joy for Joeboy in his appearance on GRAMMY.com's Herbal Tea & White Sofas
Last year, Joeboy landed a viral hit with "Sip (Alcohol)," which sparked a booze-gulping TikTok craze that the singer admitted was “kind of off-brand for me” in a 2021 interview with GRAMMY.com. In that same chat, he professed his love for white wine — but now, the Nigerian Afropop artist wants the world to know his favorite food.
In the latest episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas, a video series in which artists explain what's on their riders, Joeboy talks about his backstage creature comforts, taking a bold stance on a West African delicacy.
"Jollof rice is like the best food in the world," he says. "I'm ready to argue that with anybody."
In addition to his infatuation with jollof rice, Joeboy also shares the joys of combat mobile games and the thrill of a live crowd.
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Herbal Tea & White Sofas: Why Dead Poet Society's Jack Underkofler Has The "Least Picky" Backstage Rider
In the latest episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas, learn why Dead Poet Society lead singer Jack Underkofler is committed to having the world's most reasonable backstage rider
For their part, Dead Poet Society have decided to take the opposite tack, as their lead singer, Jack Underkofler, attests in the below clip.
In the latest episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas, learn why Dead Poet Society's Underkofler is committed to having the world's most reasonable backstage rider—including one ordinary pillow to nap on.
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Herbal Tea & White Sofas: Larkin Poe On Their Love For Local Snacks On Tour
Watch Rebecca and Megan Lovell, a.k.a. Larkin Poe, discuss their favorite parts of touring, which include trying local snacks and connecting with their fans
You know when you're at a party and the food is so delicious, you wish you had a little more room in your stomach? And if the host gives you a little to-go container when you leave, it's the perfect chef's kiss moment.
For GRAMMY-nominated roots rock 'n roll sister duo Larkin Poe, touring with legendary British artist Elvis Costello was a bit like this. As they explain in the latest episode of GRAMMY.com's Herbal Tea & White Sofas, they loved the gourmet cheese he had backstage so much, they'd wrap up leftovers in napkins to snack on later.
In the video above, watch Rebecca and Megan Lovell, a.k.a. Larkin Poe, discuss their favorite parts of touring, which include trying local snacks and connecting with their fans.
Photo: Katie Krauss
Herbal Tea & White Sofas: Why Country Singer/Songwriter Kylie Morgan Isn't Opposed To A Hot Toddy Backstage
In the below episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas, learn why Kylie Morgan always goes for Throat Coat backstage — oftentimes with a little whiskey
Herbal Tea & White Sofas' alternate name could be the Throat Coat Fanclub. The video series spotlights artists' backstage faves; unsurprisingly, vocalists shout out the branded tea quite often.
Joining the throng is Kylie Morgan, a country singer/songwriter who talks about the magic elixir with a giant grin. Given how delicate a singer's instrument can be, she explains that she's a proponent of the beverage.
"It's also really delicious," she clarifies, adding that she might add whiskey and honey to make a hot toddy. Her vocal cords thank her in advance.
In this edition of Herbal Tea & White Sofas, dive into the singer/songwriter's backstage ritual and learn who keeps her going on the road (hint: she has a passionate following). "I am so close to my fans — maybe a little too close," Morgan quips, as a clip rolls of her signing an attendee's arm.
Keep watching for a touching account of how she signed a young fan's guitar — and how it reminded her of three-time GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert signing her instrument when she was small.
Check out the quirky, poignant clip above, and keep checking back for more episodes of Herbal Tea & White Sofas.
Photo Credit: Derrel Todd
Herbal Tea & White Sofas: Doug E. Fresh Goes Cuckoo For Coconuts
In this episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas, find out why rapper, record producer and beatboxer Doug E. Fresh prefers coconut water as his mode of hydration backstage
When it comes to backstage must-haves, Doug E. Fresh’s first choice lives up to his name. The rapper, who is commonly known as the "Human Beat Box," keeps his pipes smooth with the help of some — ahem — fresh coconuts.
"On my rider, it must be harmless coconut water, or a real coconut," Fresh declares in his appearance on Herbal Tea & White Sofas. "This is what I use to hydrate, and I love it. There’s nothing like coconut water.”
What is he washing down with that coconut water? Well, if he’s in Chicago, it’s the Windy City’s famous cheese and caramel popcorn, which he boldly deems "the ruler," as opposed to the city’s lauded deep dish pizza.
Fresh also revealed a rather surprising sandwich choice for his post-show treat, one that has been a routine since his days practicing with his pioneering hip-hop group, the Get Fresh Crew.
In this episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas, allow Doug E. Fresh to take you on a tour of the backstage goodies that give him the "focus and energy" to give 110 percent on stage.
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