Marcus J. Moore

Mr. Moore is an award-winning music journalist, senior editor, curator and pop culture commentator. He is at work on the highly-anticipated cultural biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Kendrick Lamar, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, to be published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In June 2017, Moore's "letter to Kanye West" was part of a package that won regional and national Edward R. Murrow awards.



The Voice of Casablanca

The Nation

September 20, 2019

The Return of Raphael Saadiq

Entertainment Weekly

August 22, 2019

Featured Article

On breaking through

Writer and editor Marcus J. Moore on his forthcoming book about Kendrick Lamar, the state of music journalism, and how being an editor and a curious human being has made him a better writer.

The Creative Independent

Music selected by Marcus J. Moore

Peace of Time

Abdullah Sami

Where Future Unfolds

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble

Hiding Places

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