Riley Wallace: Hip-Hop Journalist

About Riley

Riley Wallace is a published, professional writer and hip-hop journalist whose work runs the gambit from real estate writing to hip-hop/urban writing for the legendary XXL Magazine. He’s the founder of AAHIPHOP and is one of the site’s principal writers. He’s interviewed legends like De La Soul, and is always working to expose new talent — and social commentary — with his work. For additional writing samples, or for any business/media, contact him using the form below.


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Curated Writing Feed

Kaash Paige Talks New Video “Love Songs”

18-year-old Texas singer Kaash Paige has been popping up on our feed — and playlists — as of late with her infectiously mellow vibes that we, quite frankly, can’t get enough of. After teasing a visual for her new single titled “Love Songs” for the last month or so, she finally releases it yesterday (February 14), with a trippy treatment sure to get you hooked.

DAX Reveals Why He Wants To Sign With A Major Label In 2019

People often equate going viral with having a career when (in most cases) virality is simply a warp zone — a semi-calculated marketing cheat code to the top. However, that can often leave an artist scrambling to rinse and repeat the success. There are those chosen few however who pop for the right reasons and manage to quickly achieve immense notoriety and build a brand around it. Enter Burbank, California, rapper DAX.

Producer 183rd Talks ”Uptown” Project & The Importance Of Artist Development

With a roster that includes acts like Jayy Grams, Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins, and — of course — the Kush God, Smoke DZA, Cinematic Music Group is championing the new sound of old New York. Producer 183rd is an active part of their wave, working extensively alongside DZA (who he met at age 14), as well as crafting records for numerous acts who are part of or associated with the Cinematic fold.

Review: Conway Ends 2018 On A High Note With “EIF 2: Eat What U Kill” LP

One of the most impressive things the Griselda squad has proven these past 365 days is the power of commodifying music —— by making it more difficult to get. This calculated process weeds out the casual fans and once again putting a value on the music reaching its intended audience outside of the streaming bubble.