Louisville Magazine

MAR 2019

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thunderoverlouisville.org nawbokentucky.org LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.19 55 like a storage closet, piled with boxes. In addition to the casting director behind the camera, she thinks producers were there too. But it's hard to know for sure. "(Auditioning) is like an out-of-body experience," she says. She got the part and within a week was sitting on a cramped backstage sofa-turned-coat-rack with Chappelle. Minutes before the single-take live performance, Chappelle was still tweaking the lines. Notecard: "And now it's time to collect ad revenue for Comedy Central!" Next notecard: "Revenue they don't share with my black ass." "No one knew it was going to happen except me and Dave," Hill says. I can hear Hill's voice from behind the door, the one with the knob smack-dab in the center. "It goes like this: the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift," she sings, her rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hal- lelujah." I push open the door and — chaos. A barking MacLeod bolts up and ruins the take. It's mid-November and Hill and her friend M.N.Kinski (Hill calls her "Mis- sy") are in the beginning stages of filming a music video for "Hallelujah," from Hill's 2016 covers album called Harp Town. e album is one of two she has re- leased with Cleopatra Records, the other Hill featured her dog, MacLeod, in the art- work for Girl Inventor.

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