Marcus J. Moore

Mr. Moore is an award-winning music journalist, senior editor, curator, and pop culture commentator. His highly-anticipated cultural biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Kendrick Lamar, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, will be published by Atria Books, 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. His work can be found on Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, The Nation, and Bandcamp Daily.



Writer Marcus J. Moore on Breaking Through

The Creative Independent

November 29, 2019

Jamael Dean’s Spiritual Jazz

Bandcamp Daily

November 29, 2019

On “Ism,” Junius Paul Distills the Sound of Chicago

Bandcamp Daily

November 29, 2019

The Voice of Casablanca

The Nation

September 20, 2019

The Return of Raphael Saadiq

Entertainment Weekly

August 22, 2019

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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

Friendly Futures Radio – Dublab

Marcus J. Moore

As If It Were Forever

Anna Wise


Junius Paul