The way Hip-Hop/Rap music and news is consumed is constantly evolving with the advent of social media. Music sites such as Soundcloud allow artists to promote their music but what if you don’t have a Twitter or Facebook? Then you’re behind on the latest from the genre including Hip-Hop/Rap news. If you have a need to stay informed on what’s trending before, during, and while its happening then these four journalists need to be on your timeline.
Elliott Wilson is a journalist and television producer who founded premier rap blog Rap Radar. Wilson has made his mark on the industry by delivering innovative podcasts and interviews for various publications including Vibe, Ego Trip, and XXL. Wilson served as the Editor-in-Chief of XXL and is currently the Editor of Respect. Magazines. His position as Head of Jay-Z’s blog Life + Times web series “The Truth” gave him the ability to interview the mogul himself. If you want to find some of his earlier work it won’t be cataloged under his name but his nickname “YN.” He is nicknamed the G.O.A.T. of Hip-Hop Journalism because of his impeccable ability to build relationships with artists.
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) May 16, 2016
Miss Info is a journalist and radio personality who began her career writing for Vibe, Rolling Stone, and The Source. While writing for The Source under the pen name “Shortie,” Miss Info gave Nas iconic album Illmatic album five mics. She has worked for MTV and New York radio station Hot 97. Miss Info is currently prepping the re-launch of her website and a book on parenting.
— Missinfo (@Missinfo) May 17, 2016
Atlanta-based journalist, Maurice Garland is currently the Senior Editor for daily Hip-Hop news blog Hip Hop Wired. He is the author of the first book dedicated to the history of mixtape culture in Hip Hop titled The Art Behind The Tape.
— Maurice Garland (@Maurice_Garland) April 20, 2016
Journalist Rob Markman is the current head of Genius, which is well known for deciphering lyrics from various genres of music. Markman has contributed to the publications Complex, The Source, Vibe, and XXL. He has served as editor for various publications including MTV News and XXL. Markman is a personality for Sirius XM radio station Shade 45 as well as a former host of Hot 97 and Power 105. He currently hosts The Red Light Special R&B podcast alongside Kristin Coral.
— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) May 17, 2016
— LatiNation (@LatiNationTV) May 13, 2016