Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kyle Harvey, Music, Music Editor, TheGrio, TheGrio Insider -

theGrio Insider: 5 questions for music editor Kyle Harvey

Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kyle Harvey, Music, Music Editor, TheGrio, TheGrio Insider -

theGrio Insider: 5 questions for music editor Kyle Harvey

For the start of Black Music Month, theGrio Insider sat down with Kyle Harvey, theGrio.com’s music editor, to discuss his lifelong love of music, his assessment of the current talent field, and what’s on his iPod.

TheGrio Insider: Hey Kyle!

KAH: What’s good?

TheGrio Insider: It’s Black Music Month. But with people listening to multiple genres more than ever, is there such a thing as “black music” anymore?

KAH: I believe so, but now the term ‘black’ can be applied to so many genres. Blacks have been innovators in different types of music, so to lose the term, “black music” would be a disservice to the people who created it.

You cover all genres of music at theGrio, but you’re definitely a big fan of hip-hop. So who would you say is the top hip-hop artist out there today, lyrically?

Lyrically? That’s always tough to grade because it can be a matter of taste, but I think Pusha-T is hot right now. His last few tracks have been vicious, and each verse is sharp.

What do you think is more important for a music artist, in terms of longevity: sales or critical acclaim?

Critical acclaim should be more important. Your craft is about how you gather a strong fan base or street buzz, and then the sales — meaning the money — should follow.
Growing up, who were your favorite music artists?

Growing up I listened to whatever my parents had on the radio (laughs.) so Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men and R.Kelly were some of my favorites. In terms of hip hop, I was really into LL Cool J, Bone Thugs N Harmony and The Fugees.

What’s in your iPod right now?

I try to listen to everything, but a few artists who don’t leave my iPod are Kanye, Hov, Beanie Sigel and Frank Ocean.

You can check out Kyle’s musical coverage on theGrio music page, and follow Kyle on Twitter at @HarveyWins.

The post theGrio Insider: 5 questions for music editor Kyle Harvey appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

It’s an Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl rematch: Alcorn State vs. N.C. A&T Braves win SWAC title and and now bring their high-powered offense to bowl game
Well, it’s all set. The matchup for the Dec. 15 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta is actually a rematch: ...
Read More
HBO’s ‘Say Her Name’ has few answers about what happened to Sandra Bland But new documentary gives her a voice, even in death
The mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who committed suicide in a Texas jail after being hauled there for bac...
Read More
Meghan Markle ignores negative news, believes British press out to get her
Meghan Markle has developed a way of dealing with negative press: She doesn’t read it. After a tough week in the medi...
Read More
George H.W. Bush’s Willie Horton ad remains flashpoint in dog-whistle politics
What many political historians will tell you is that Donald Trump‘s brand of politics was not created in a vacuum. An...
Read More

Tags