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HNHH Staff

Editor-in-Chief

Rose Lilah updates HNHH daily, while also managing the other writers on-staff and all HNHH contributors. She oversees site content in general, whether that be video, editorial or music. Not so unlike Kanye, she just wants one thing out of life: dopeness.

Favorite Hip Hop Artists: Atmosphere, Eminem, Sir Michael Rocks, Jay Z, The-Dream, Curren$y, Drake, Ab-Soul, Boldy James, Outkast, Kevin Gates

Managing Editor

Alex Zidel began working at HotNewHipHop as a Staff Writer in February 2018 before becoming the Managing Editor in June 2019.

Favorite Hip Hop Artists: Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Young Thug, XXXTentacion, Youngboy Never Broke Again

Feature Editor

Mitch Findlay is a writer and hip-hop journalist based in Montreal. Resident old head by default. Enjoys writing Original Content about music, albums, lyrics, and rap history. His favorite memories include profiling J.I.D and EarthGang during the "Revenge Of The Dreamers 3" studio sessions and receiving a phone call from Dr. Dre. In his spare time he makes horror movies.

Sports & Sneakers Editor

Alex is a Concordia University journalism alumni who currently writes daily content related to sports and sneakers for HNHH. Over the past year, he has interviewed the likes of Damian Lillard, Steve Stoute, DJ Scream, and even Antonio Brown. Some of his work includes our first long-form investigative piece, Rap Or Go To The League, as well as various pieces of Original Content centered around trending topics in sports and streetwear. Alex has also started hosting Sneaker Unboxings for the HNHH YouTube page. While the audience may not enjoy his dry sense of humor, his mom certainly does.

Staff Writer

Aron A. is a music writer and journalist currently based in Montreal. Focused on hip-hop culture, he seeks to discover the stories behind the art.

Sports & Sneakers Writer

New York born and raised. Long-suffering Knicks, Mets & Jets fan who fell in love with sneakers when Allen Iverson laced up the 11s at Georgetown. Commissioner of one of the premier fantasy football leagues in the USA.

Staff Writer

Noah's first interaction with hip-hop was in first grade when he bought Jay-Z's "The Blueprint,” which was quickly confiscated by his mother and replaced with Bow Wow's "Unleashed" as a compromise. Noah's favorite album is his playlist of Playboi Carti leaks. The greatest source of joy in Noah's life is anything Lil Uzi Vert does on social media.

Staff Writer

Originally from Vancouver, Lynn Sharpe is a Montreal-based writer for HNHH. She graduated from Concordia University where she contributed to her campus for two years, often producing pieces on music, film, television, and pop culture at large. She enjoys exploring and analyzing the complexities of music through the written word, particularly hip-hop. As a certified Barb since 2009, she has always had an inclination towards female rap.

Staff Writer

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.

Staff 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.

Staff Writer

NYC-based photojournalist, self-proclaimed sneakerhead, and fiend for legit streetwear — #nohypebeast though! — that works daily to seamlessly link style, art, urban culture and music on a common platform. Likes: Jay-Z, Aaliyah, Kendrick Lamar/TDE, Curren$y and anything '90s/early 2000s across all genres. Dislikes: Chr*s Br**n, K*nye W*st...yeah, just those two.

Staff Writer

Dominiq is a Long Beach (word to the East & the North) x Daygo representative that found his way into journalism via radio. A young god amongst men, seeker of greatness, knowledge, and wisdom. Detroit Red x2. The second coming of Charlie Blacks.

Contributors
Special thanks to all of our contributors:

Emily Gadsby

Jabril Yassin

Julian Robles

Kemet High

Luke Hinz

Matt Fish

Maxwell Cavaseno

Michael Kaminsky

Michael Long

Patrick Lyons

Richard Bryan

Robert Blair

Samuel Allan

Sanibel Chai

Talia Smith

Taylor Rubright

Admin Team

S A R O

Owner and Co-Founder

Massimo F.

Chief Technical Officer

Jack T.

Operations Manager

Nareg T.

Ad Operations Manager

J.M.

Back-End Web Developer

Adil Z.

Front-End Web Developer

Sales Team

Paul Pirotta

VP of Brand Partnerships & Media Sales

Mike

Manager of Brand Partnerships & Content

Dean Kim

Accounts Manager

Video Department

Joshua Rosenbaum

Video Program Manager

Cory V.

Video Editor

Thomas Egan

Junior Video Editor

Contributors
We are always on the lookout for new and talented people to join the HNHH network. We need writers, contributors and correspondents 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 network, contact (subject line: Contributor): careers@hotnewhiphop.com.
Interns
An HNHH internship is an excellent opportunity for students to gain real world experience in a dynamic and creative work environment. A successful intern must possess a good work ethic, be punctual, be a self-starter and exhibit excellent organizational and team skills.

Ultimately, we are looking for interns that have the drive to move their careers forward in a work environment that recognizes talent, hard work and growth potential.

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 (subject line: Internship): careers@hotnewhiphop.com.