MORE ABOUT RILEY
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Riley Wallace began his career as a music artist — emerging from the rubbles of storied social-media site MySpace with a large enough fan base to earn early viral success and a major label deal. He later became disillusioned with the industry, which was (sonically) in a precarious state at the time, and in the search for new outlets to express himself, turned to writing professionally. Beginning at the tail end of the infamous blog era, he built a thriving platform — Above Average Hip Hop — and later parlayed his success into a contributing role with XXL Magazine, and later HipHopDX and Exclaim! (Canada’s oldest print-based music publication).
From Boom Bap to Trap is one of two books Riley is creating under Hamilcar’s new Hip-Hop umbrella.