I marshal the middle between Mathers and McLuhan.


I’m an aging BMX and skateboarding zine kid. That’s where I learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. I have since written about music, media, and culture for everything from books and blogs to national magazines and academic journals. I hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and am currently an instructor in the School of Communication at the University of North Florida. As a child, I solved the Rubik’s Cube competitively.

MY BOOKS:

BOOGIE DOWN PREDICTIONS


Hip-Hop, Time, and Afrofuturism
(Strange Attractor Press)

ESCAPE PHILOSOPHY


Journeys Beyond the Human Body
(punctum books)

DEAD PRECEDENTS


How Hip-Hop Defines the Future
(Repeater Books)

DIFFERENT WAVES,
DIFFERENT DEPTHS


Stories
(Impeller Press)

FOLLOW FOR NOW, VOL. 2


More Interviews with Friends and Heroes (punctum books)

FOLLOW FOR NOW


Interviews with Friends and Heroes
(Well-Red Bear)

 

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[Author photo by Nick Thomsen. Logo by Roy Christopher, based on a design by Andy Jenkins.]