Brian Coleman

Brian Coleman has been mesmerized and energized by hip-hop since he first heard Run-DMC's Rock Box in 1984. Over the past decade, he has written hundreds of reviews and features for a wide variety of publications including Scratch, XXL, Wax Poetics, Complex, CMJWeekly and CMJ Monthly, URB, the Boston Herald, the Miami New Times, the Boston Phoenix, and NY Press. Brian was a nationally recognized jazz publicist with Braithwaite & Katz Communications in Boston.

Questlove, cofounder of hip-hop superstars the Roots and bandleader for Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show, is one of our great cultural commentators--a wide-ranging mind whose interests span from music to politics to race to design to food. He is the author of Somethingtofoodabout: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs. To learn more, visit questlove.com.