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.



Reinventing the Sound of Protest

The Nation

April 2, 2020

Thundercat Learns to Let Go


March 31, 2020



The Butterfly Effect

The extraordinary, triumphant story of a modern lyrical prophet and an American icon who has given hope to those buckling under the weight of system oppression.

Music selected by Marcus J. Moore

Friendly Futures Radio – Dublab

Marcus J. Moore

As If It Were Forever

Anna Wise


Junius Paul