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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 platforms like XXL Magazine. He’s interviewed legends—and is always working to expose new talent (and social commentary) with his work. CURRENTLY WRITING FOR: AAHIPHOP, HIPHOPDX, and EXCLAIM!

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Tre Mission's Trust in Himself Made the Rapper's New Album 'Orphan Black' His Best Yet

To know the full story behind Toronto rapper Tre Mission's new album, Orphan Black, you've got to go back a few years — and to the UK, where he's split his time for the better part of the past eight years. Since Tre's love of grime took him across the pond, he's found himself shoulder to shoulder with the genre's royalty.

PVRX's Debut Album '3.14' Builds on the Promise of "Is U Down," Pushes His Sound Forward

Rapper PVRX [pronounced "Pyrex"] has been buzzing on the Toronto scene for a while now, and for good reason. Having signed on to the iconic hip-hop label Def Jam (courted by label president Paul Rosenberg himself), the Rexdale native is helping lead the charge for the imprint's next generation with his new album, and debut, 3.14. However, despite the grandeur of his position — he's poised to be one of the country's biggest breakout acts — PVRX remains admirably calm and collected.

Grammy Award-Winning Trumpeter Keyon Harrold Talks New Nas Single: “It’s Fire To Me”

There has been a lot of love (and hate) for the new Nas single, “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack),” which serves as the first taste of his highly anticipated The Lost Tape 2. Though many may have expected Nas to deliver a very specific type of track (considering the bar set by the previous Lost Tapes), Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Keyon Harrold notes that going against the grain is what makes the song so powerful.

Producers Buckwild, EZ Elpee & More Weigh In On Making Beats On iPads

Producing tracks on seemingly basic equipment is nothing new — for many all-stars of eras past, it was the name of the game. A common thread, though, was evolution. For example, many of the beatmakers who fell head over heels with the art back via the PlayStation gem MTV Music Generator graduated to bigger, more complex set-ups.

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