I'm Seymone Kelly. I found my love for music and writing at a young age. Through both, I found my voice. I pursued my love for writing by getting my Bachelor’s Degree in English/Journalism. Besides that I've interned for Global Grind, Def Jam and Sony Music. I also had my own radio show with three other hosts called “Student Union,” in 2011 on DTF radio. I now write for a site called respectthnext.com and have my own short story series on my blog. I'm currently working on my first fiction book, and perform at open mics whenever I can. I'm determined and dedicated to making my dreams come true. I know that one day it will all pay off.
My name is Aquil Small. Family or close friends usually call me Quil and college associates call me “Q” for a nickname. I’m a 23 year old loving the life of being in my early 20’s. I love girls with dirty chucks and have a serious obsession with strawberry milkshakes. From Frankie Beverly to Kendrick Lamar, to I love Lucy to Hey Arnold can describe me. Dare to be different and seek your inner creativity. Once you realize that the impossible can be possible , times are simply endless. – Aquil Small @aquilsmall
Riley Wallace here — father, artist, videographer, professional blogger and serious hip-hop head. I've been making music since forever, and have even released some major label stuff. Check me out. Besides that I eat, sleep and s@*t hip-hop so, enjoy my ramblings. Peace to the Zulu Nation.
Terry Booker aka Internal Quest: charted producer, traveled emcee, techie and avid gamer by day – most nights I'm the lead engineer/
producer at Jersey Sound Lab. I've produced, engineered, collaborated with/for Brand Nubian, The Artifacts, Sadat-X, Craig G, General Steele ,Trick Trick, DJ Nino Brown, Rueben Toro and more. I'm an aspiring artist, part-time blogger and I find the best movies on Netflix. I'm currently working on my 2nd album We Came From Chains. I'm apart of a dope collection of emcees videographers and producers called LiFECREW and I'm also working on my 2nd Installment of Flips and Chicks – an instrumental ep with producer Craft Beatz. Check My Wikipedia. Work Hard Stay Humble Create.
My name is KC Orcutt, and I’ve now been writing for an Internet-specific audience for more than half my life. Growing up in Upstate NY, I recently relocated to Los Angeles, where I aim to expand my writing career, meet as many interesting people as possible and never forget that the beach is a 20 minute drive away. My work has appeared on a handful of publications, including Beatport News, 12ozProphet, Brooklyn Street Art, Music Times and Keep Albany Boring. I am an enthusiast of happy hour, getting out of the house, supporting my friends’ creative endeavors and listening to the same five songs a dozen times in a row - if they bang.
My name is J.D, the music fanatic, writer, blogger, and educator. I've been in love with hip hop since Bishop got too close to the ledge. If it moves me, I'll cover it. I've written an unpublished novel, created Shiny Glass Houses, and had my work featured on the Bloglin for Mishka NYC. I'm lurking in the shadows on twitter @ThexGlassxHouse. Read. Comment. Get money.
Nick Fullen aka (SaintNick) from Maryland. First thing you should know about me is that I don't take pictures, I create images… I'm a Full time professional published Concert/ Event Photographer. My clients include vendors such as Live Nation, Afropunk (UK) and Smooth Jazz Magazine, etc. Photography is my art and my passion. I'm always on the road up and down the east coast and have toured with a few bands. As a contributor to AAhiphop, my style will give you a new way to view images. A style that puts you, the viewer, in the image.
Jade is a freelance writer, fashion blogger and all around free spirit. She loves edgy street style, hunting for hidden gems at thrift stores and house music all night long.
My name is Nailah, but you can call me Neutral Jing. I am known for my vision, (what I like to call Neutral Vision). I have the ability to capture what you seek; the only side of you that you want your peers to see. I've always been passionate about photography, poetry and music. What most people do not know, is that I sing and write poetry. I am 22, and I love all types of music from RNB to Contemporary Gospel. I believe that any music that feels good, and sound fresh should be given as much of a chance as the music from your favorite artist.
Nica is known for her artsy style throughout the gritty streets of NYC. From freelance acting, writing, blogging and attending various events, Nica has gain a interest to document them all to inspire others. She loves art, street fashion, music and a hot slice of pizza. Feel free to follow her IG @FilthyNica!
Makayla is a poet and journalist based in the tri-state area. She was a member of Urban Word NYC’s 2015 slam team for Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam and co-facilitator of Urban Word’s writing workshop BreakBeat Reporting. She has performed/been featured at venues such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, Apollo Theater, New York Live Arts, Monmouth Arts Festival, New York University, The Waiting Room, and more. You can also find Makayla’s writing published in places like ForHarriet and Blavity. She loves hip-hop, all things black, a good debate, and listening to people talk about their dreams.