I am an award-winning new media journalist and digital strategist with more than 15 years experience in news publishing and online journalism.
I am the founder and editor-in-chief of Birthplace Magazine, a thriving online entertainment and lifestyle destination focusing on hip hop music and culture in the New York metropolitan area, creator and host of The NY Hip Hop Report, a popular weekly, talk radio program and The Manny Faces Show, a bi-weekly, long-form audio magazine show that features conversations with creatives from many different disciplines.
In late 2015, I founded The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing pubic awareness of hip-hop’s important artistic and cultural contributions.
I am also an accomplished DJ/producer/remixer, event/TV/radio host/personality, an outspoken media critic and a die-hard advocate for hip hop music and culture.
I have lectured, conducted workshops and participated in panel discussions at several conferences and festivals, including A3C Music Festival and Conference (Atlanta), La Place Hip-Hop Culture Center (Paris, France), Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival (Hartford, CT), Circling the Elements Hip-Hop Conference (Albany, Ga.), Hip-Hop Literacies Conference (NYC), Spotify x HipHopHacks (NYC), Medgar Evers College (NYC), Farmingdale State College (NY) and more.