Riley Wallace Hip Hop Journalist

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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 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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Sadistik Reveals Incredibly Dope Easter Egg He Left Fans & Breaks Down New LP ‘Elysium’

As I’ve been researching the book I’m writing about independent creatives, one figure I keep finding myself drawn to is Seattle alt-Hip Hop artist Sadistik. He’s a curious case study in audience creation; independently, he’s landed high-profile press, crushed iTunes Charts, toured and even landed on Billboard.

Now That The Joe Budden Smoke Has Cleared, Here's An Honest Look At Logic's Career

As 2020 keeps throwing a barrage of stuff at us, Logic has decided that he’s going to retire from music — following the release of his new album No Pressure — to focus on parenting and (judging by the seven-figure deal he signed with Twitch) gaming.

Bobby J & Daru Jones Deliver A Back To The Basics Banger With ‘One Mic & Drum’

Bobby J is somebody I’ve been vocal about for a while now; he always delivers, in my opinion. He had hit a high note with last year’s Summer Classics — primarily produced by industry legend Kwamé. Then he dropped the unexpected gem that was the Statik Selektah-produced Endless Summer EP.

Producer Sadhugold Breaks Down How “Greatminder” Ended Up On Westside Gunn’s Latest LP

Westside Gunn is often regarded as generous with his platform — especially as it pertains to letting otherwise slept on figures to shine on his projects. For example, “Banana Yacht” on Hitler Wears Hermès 7 was (more or less) an Estee Nack track.

More recently, he put another MC on via his Flygod Is An Awesome God sequel. However, he intriguingly allowed the feature’s identity to remain a mystery (to those unwilling to dig for answers).

Romanian Artist Made A DJ Khaled Crystal Art Piece...Then Realized He Needed To Sell It For New Teeth ?!?!

29-year-old Romanian visual artist and musician Mihai Rusu recently created a one-of-a-kind piece of opulent artwork dedicated to producer DJ Khaled — and if things go the way he hopes, the funds raised from its sale will help fulfill his lifelong dream of a better smile.

Other Great Reads:

20 Near-Classic R&B Songs You Forgot Existed

If J. Cole's Two New Singles Are Any Indication, 'The Fall Off' Is Going To Be Something Special


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