James Harris

The Throwing Fits co-creator on quitting his day job, the power of weak edibles, and using humor to keep race top of mind.


I’m quitting my job in approximately 30 minutes. 

Currently, I’m the VP of Content at Def Jam, but I’m putting in my two weeks notice to pursue my show, Throwing Fits, full time. I’m definitely going to take a pay cut, but my co-host, Lawrence, and I think that there’s real potential here—we just don’t know what that is. It’s taken us a while, but we are both finally dedicating ourselves to exploring what that unlocked potential looks like, and what the ceiling is. It’s gone from a fun side project to something with some real momentum.


We realized early on that nobody wants to hear the answer to, ‘What inspired your latest album?’