Riley Wallace: Hip-Hop Journalist
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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Many older heads have voiced their concerns over the direction of Hip Hop over the years. Singer and actor Tyrese, unwilling to sit idly by any longer, is vowing to save the culture with his brand new EP, Identity Theft.
ne part MF DOOM, one part living breathing Anime story line, Southwest Miami, rapper Kaiju The Unconquerable is in a lane all his own.
If you haven’t yet heard of Kota The Friend, you can be forgiven. After all, his debut release Palm Tree Liquor is just over a year old; he’s the equivalent of discovering a new show right as the second season premiere. That second in this case is his new EP Paloma Beach, which has been heralded by all who have come across it. The rapper’s sound is jazzy and as New York, as it gets — without overtly mimicking the golden era — and he has this commanding, yet relaxed tone that makes his music a pleasure to digest
We’re back again with another installment of 5 Chances To Convince Me, where a fan delivers five pieces of content to a skeptic about an artist to — hopefully — change their outlook, or at the very least inspire a second chance. This time we’re flipping it on you with Jeff Dring representing the fan, while Riley Wallace dons the skeptic hat.
Joe Budden joined Brandon Hall and Erin Ashley Simon on this week’s episode of their Grass Routes Podcast. During the hour and 20-minute conversation, they touched on many topics — most notably, mental health.
Often, die-hard and outspoken fans in the Hip Hop world can discourage others from sharing their true views online. If you’re skeptical about that, go tweet your Top 5 and see how quickly it takes for someone you don’t know to tell you you’re an idiot.
It’s 2017, and much like being an up-and-coming rapper, being a little-known producer is harder than ever. While the digital era has resulted in an unprecedented amount of competition, it also created a tremendous amount of opportunity for those willing to go the extra mile while honing their craft.
It’s widely recognized that the music business is — at times — fraught with shady practices that tend to favor everyone except the artist. One Baltimore area resident, DJ Tony Drake, is combining all his various passions into a singular animated expression of A Tribe Called Quest’s industry rule #4080: record company people are shady.
East New York [*Uncle Murder Voice*] is home to a bustling new talent that I’ve been
The ongoing back and forth between iconic mixtape DJ and producer, DJ Clue, and NYC radio-mainstay Funkmaster Flex has seen no sign of letting up; and this past week it flared up once again. The Letterman and Leno of Hip Hop radio, the two often have taken very public swipes at each other, with zero chill — naturally.