Staff & Writers
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Alexander Cole – Managing Editor
Alexander Cole is a Managing Editor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has been working with HotNewHipHop since 2018 and is responsible for over 19,000 articles on the website. Alex is an expert in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and everything Nike. He also has a huge interest in basketball and football, where he writes about the biggest topics from the sports world.
Aron A. – Features Editor
Aron A. is a features editor and journalist currently based in Montreal. Focused on Hip Hop culture, he seeks to discover the stories behind the art.
Erika Marie – Features Editor
Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist who works predominantly in the fields of music, true crime, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles-based writer, blogger, resin artist, and poet has been actively involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for 15 years. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She believes in laughing often, being kind… and blasting Motown, New Jack Swing, ’90s R&B & Hip Hop hits, & Indie Rock at obnoxious levels. She’s also an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen.
Cole Blake – Music Writer
Cole Blake is a Queens, NY-based writer who is finishing up his BA in Journalism at St. John’s University. He’s a Hip Hop obsessive who is guaranteed to play at least one JPEGMAFIA song if he’s on AUX. You can check out more of his hot takes on all things music, film, TV, and politics on his Twitter.
Hayley Hynes – Music Writer
Hayley Hynes previously studied Journalism and Marketing at Mount Royal University. In 2021, she graduated from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a diploma in Fashion Marketing. She has been working for HNHH, since 2021, as a pop culture journalist and weekend editor. More of her music writing and artist interviews can be found in select Bandbox vinyls. You can follow her on Instagram here.
Gabriel Bras Nevares – Music Writer
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture journalist from San Juan, Puerto Rico who received his B.A. in Journalism from The George Washington University. While he’s a longtime fan of music and particularly hip-hop, he also covers pop culture and whatever stories are captivating his audience, and therefore him. Beyond blasting everyone from Tyler, the Creator and MF DOOM to black midi and Charles Mingus, he also enjoys beaches, Super Smash Bros., literature, and keeping up with politics and social change in Puerto Rico and beyond. Pray he doesn’t spend hours trying to get you off the Bad Bunny train and up to date with other local artists.
Tyler Reed – Sports & Sneakers Writer
Tyler is a sports journalist that has brought his knowledge of popular sports topics and pursuit of bringing fun and engaging stories to our team. Tyler resides in Kentucky and has seen many tough sports seasons as a Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. He didn’t adopt the sad sports fan life. He was born it, molded by it. He didn’t see the light until he was already a man. (Don’t be surprised to see more Batman quotes in his writing.)
Noah Grant – Music Writer
Nicholas Golden is a Brooklyn-based writer with extensive experience in entertainment journalism. During his tenure as a writer, he has had the opportunity to interview some of the top talents in the industry and cover numerous premieres, conventions, and events.
Ben Mock – Sports & Entertainment Writer
Benjamin Mock is British-born, Philly-based writer with over half a decade in the media trenches. They specialize in sports reporting and excel in uncovering all the stories you might not see on other outlets
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News or Feature Writers
We are always on the lookout for new and talented people to join the HNHH network. We need writers for news and features/lists to provide new and original content and act as our eyes and ears. We need people with a great sense of Hip Hop music, culture, and fashion.
Opportunities range from article writing, album reviews, event coverage, artist interviews, and tons of music industry press/ promotional opportunities. If you can’t live without Hip Hop and would like to be a part of the growing HNHH team, contact email@example.com (subject line: Writer).
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All interns must be presently enrolled with an accredited college, trade program, or university. Students must provide a letter from their schools confirming that they will receive school credit. Our internships are for credit only. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Internship).