I spent the first eighteen years of my life in a suburb of Los Angeles, California. Thanks to my open-minded mother, I was exposed to De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, 2Pac’s Me Against the World, and other hip hop classics early on in my adolescence. After graduating from high school, I moved to New York City, where I studied history before becoming an attorney. After twelve years in the Big Apple, I moved back to Southern California, where I currently live with my wife and dog.
Hip hop has been an important part of my life for over thirty years. I was the editor of Ronald “Riskie” Brent’s artistic autobiography, Art is My Life – The Streets, Tupac, Death Row Records, and Now, and am the author of The Tupac Encyclopedia, an exhaustive listener’s guide devoted to the music and life of Tupac Shakur, the first volume of which is now available on Amazon.com.