I'm Peter Bailey and this space is an extension of me. By now you've shared a NiteCap with me on NBC and read the autobiography I penned with Trick Daddy, "Magic City: Trials of a Native Son", praised by the New York Times as one of the pop music gems of 2010. If not, maybe you've read my articles in Time and Newsweek back when I perused the Big Apple, before my father's battle with Alzheimer's drove me south to Miami, closer to my native St. Thomas...and even closer to the defiant genius in the urban struggle whose voice I love amplifying.

Maybe you were introduced to me within the pages of the Miami Herald, where my profile stories on the city's disenfranchised have become a thing of legend...and now NiteCap, which in my opinion aren't interviews at all, just conversations. Having said all that, you may have stumbled upon this page by chance and stayed due to your overwhelming desire to connect to what's real.