I grew up in Michigan, and graduated from high school in 2005. I then attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I majored in Music Business and received a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree. During my time in school there, I began writing for Billboard magazine. And then, after contributing to a Nashville-based music site as a hip-hop correspondent, I was able to transition into a role as a features writer for AllHipHop.com.
If Sidney Shaw from 'Brown Sugar' were to ask me, "When did you fall in love with hip-hop?", my answer would be Snoop Doggy Dogg and Coolio in the mid-90s. Therefore, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to now be at West Coast Styles and be conducting interviews and creating think pieces about how the culture has affected people, politics, and society as a whole.
Peace and blessings to all.