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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Lil Baby Captured An Entire Revolution With Just One Song

The revolution taking place across the U.S. following the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor (earmarked by widespread protests against the disturbing and deep-rooted history of both police brutality and systemic racism) has just found itself an unlikely spokesperson: Atlanta rookie-ish rap star Lil Baby.

'Mogul' Host Brandon 'Jinx' Jenkins Thinks We're Living In The Future Of Urban Media

COVID-19 has — if nothing else positive — shifted the way numerous creatives craft and deliver content to their audiences. Brandon ’Jinx’ Jenkins, the host of Gimlet Media’s Webby Award-winning Mogul and their new spin-off series The Mogul Mixtapes, is one such mind that is gleaning inspiration from the situation at hand.

Griselda Fans Need To Calm The Hell Down: Westside Gunn Is Very Smart

But any true fan who fully understands what makes Griselda so unique should also be able to understand how potentially unsustainable it is at the same time. What they bring to the table isn’t inherently original in that other players were and are bubbling in the pot as well. However, there is something about their formula, unified sound, deep roots, and backstory that make them alluring.

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Remy Ma & Award-Winning Filmmaker Craig Singer Talk New Horror Film '6:45'

After a lengthy hiatus following 2009’s Perkins’ 14, award-winning filmmaker Craig Singer is releasing his new horror film 6:45 this fall. A gripping psychological thriller that loosely follows the concept of Groundhog Day, the movie features an eclectic cast, including Hip Hop star Remy Ma.


When it comes to distinctive voices in Hip Hop, none shone as bright in the golden era as the peanut butter and jam pairing of MCs Greg Nice and Smooth B — collectively known as Nice & Smooth. Rising to prominence following their 1989 self-titled debut, they cultivated this unexplainable chemistry, with Smooth B’s laid back (at times melodic) cadence juxtaposed against Greg’s echoey off-the-wall rhyme schemes.

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Skyzoo & Dumbo Station — ‘The Bluest Note’

Skyzoo Recalls How Spike Lee's 'Mo' Better Blues' Inspired His Jazz Rap Career

Anyone familiar with Brooklyn Hip Hop luminary Skyzoo can attest to his love of jazz music — it’s all over his Instagram (and has been since he began his #SundayMorningJazz posts in 2012). While the genre is a thread that runs throughout his discography both production-wise and within the bars, his latest release The Bluest Note is the first time it has come to a real apex.

Lex Leosis Talks About Levelling Up Every Aspect for 'Mythologies' and the Future of the Sorority

Rap group the Sorority — the one-time foursome turned threesome — made Cancon stars out of Polaris Music Prize-winning MC Haviah Mighty, Keysha Freshh and Lex Leosis. The ladies spent a little over two years immersed in the group's unlikely success, which saw them hit stages across the nation. But ultimately, they were all solo artists from the jump, having put themselves on pause to roll with the punches.

Reazy Renegade Talks Unreleased Kanye West Songs & 'Lottery' TikTok Success

TikTok has undoubtedly become the most prominent platform when it comes to elevating artists into new stratospheres of fame. It was the vehicle that propelled Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” into pop culture dominance. More recently, it pushed K Camp and producer Reazy Renegade’s almost year-old song “Lottery” to heights they never imagined.


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