It is possible that nobody has ever been more "real" than Wendell. He told it like it is.
He won a football scholarship to FAMU and wrote their marching shows each week. That still amazes me.
He would absolutely ravage me in our sessions. "What else you got?" was a phrase I heard often. Yet, he championed me at the same time. I was the only student who had their music played by the group while I was there. That made a huge impression on me.
He will be missed.