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Having a “dream job” at a cool Brooklyn startup is a well-earned cliché, Head of Video at Genius Regina Dellea admits. Being in charge of video at one of the biggest musical companies around sounds like a daunting challenge, but Dellea knows the responsibilities and perks of the jobs are well worth it—including everything from producing a Desiigner lyric video to running the Genius YouTube channel. After all, this is an exciting time for...
Andre Torres is living your dream. In fact, he’s probably lived like three or four of them. In 2001, he was researching a documentary on obsessive record collectors when he realized they didn’t have their own publication, so he started Wax Poetics, a beautiful and thoughtful magazine dedicated to soul, jazz, and hip-hop fanatics. A few years later, he launched another magazine, the more rap-pop focused Scratch. By 2015, Torres could tell that the...
In the age of the Internet, an artist’s growth can be traced back to their fledgling days on Myspace, but few artists have had their early digital presence remain as large a part in their lore as Car Seat Headrest. 23-year-old Will Toledo’s once-solo recording project got its start in his family’s car, but has slowly evolved to become a champion of the Web 2.0 generation after his self-released material on Bandcamp gained a...
Longtime hip-hop journalist and Brooklyn native Rob Markman joined the team at annotation powerhouse Genius (formerly Rap Genius) not long ago and serves as the artist relations manager; basically, this means that Markman now facilitates a better connection, with clearer than ever before communication, between artist and audience, i.e. we now get to know exactly what Pusha T was thinking when he wrote “Grindin.” You joined Genius last year from MTV, what was the transition like, and what is it...

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