Written Works By Riley Wallace Hip Hop Journalist/Author

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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Boldy James Interview

In the Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight Rises, the villain, Bane, utters the haunting quote, “You merely adopted the dark … I was born in it, molded by it.” After a conversation with Detroit native and Griselda artist Boldy James, it becomes eerily clear how well that statement can explain Griselda’s allure as a whole and why Boldy can integrate so seamlessly within it.

Lyric Jones Talks New LP, Her Bigger Picture & The Pursuit Of Creating Undeniable Music

Lyric Jones has been buzzing for years, though I’ll admit I became a huge fan of hers last year after sitting with her Ga$ Money LP with producer Nameless for an extended period — before taking a more focused deep dive into her back catalog. There is something so approachable and yet remarkably complex about her style, in my opinion. It has a comforting aesthetic of chicken soup for the soul.

Hip Hop Nucleus: TRUST Gang Mastermind .38 Spesh Is Building A Legacy Loaded With Classics

While the Griselda wave put a larger spotlight on Hip Hop’s underground, some more casual listeners aren’t fully abreast of the timelines that have run concurrently with the group’s success. One such timeline is that of Rochester, New York MC .38 Spesh — whose has been building a bubbling brand and formidably robust catalog over the past 15 years.


My Writing In Print

Currently accepting pitches from artists, managers, and PR reps. Before submitting, please ensure you’re providing me with ample context and information. This should include a bio or press release, full applicable credits, and images of sufficient resolution. Once you have that, you can use the contact form located at the link below.