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Marcus Reeves

Cultural Critic, Digital Content Producer at BET.COM, & Author of "Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power"

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 Marcus Reeves Biography

Author, journalist and cultural critic Marcus Reeves has been writing about youth culture, music, film and their politics for over 20 years. His work has appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The Source, The Utne Reader, The Crisis and The Amsterdam News.

Reeves is the author of the critically hailed book “Somebody Scream! Rap Music’s Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which was praised by the New York Times as “a sweeping, painstakingly thorough… history of hip-hop.” Scream has been required reading for African American and Pop Culture study courses at colleges and universities across the country, including CUNY’s Brooklyn College, Prairie View A&M University, University of Madison-Wisconsin, University of North Texas and University of Arkansas. “Somebody Scream!” was also nominated for the Zora Neale Hurston Book Award.

He was recruited as digital content producer and writer for BET.com, the digital media arm for one of the most prominent basic cable subscriber destinations. Along with writing insightful and thought-provoking essays on celebs from Kid Rock to Gary Coleman, Reeves produced on camera video interviews with Hollywood personalities like Terrence Howard, Colin Ferrell, Tyler Perry, Terry Crews and iconic legends like Cicely Tyson.

Reeves hosted and produced the biannual talk/music radio show “Somebody Scream,” titled after his book, on the New York radio station, WBAI, 99.5FM. As part of the station’s 'Hip Hop Takeover,' the show discussed social, cultural and political issues affecting the hip hop generation. Guest panelists featured on the broadcast included best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates, film producer Mimi Valdes and comedian Chloé Hilliard.

As a hip-hop historian who regularly chronicles the culture, Reeves has appeared in several documentaries, including “Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio,” “Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D” plus the docu-series “Unsung: Big Daddy Kane and Being: Tamar Braxton.”

Reeves was born and raised in Newark, NJ and graduated from Rutgers University. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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  • The "Straight Outta Compton" Effect: How and Why Hollywood is Mining Hip Hop for the Next Film/TV Genre Boom

  • The Rise of Rap Music in The Aftershock of Black Power/Civil Rights Movement: How Hip Hop’s Activism Gave Rise to Black Lives Matter

  • Pop/Celebrity/Hip Hop Culture’s Cause, Effect and Legacy on the Presidency of Barack Obama

  • One Nation Under Hip Hop: The Impact of Technology and Hip Hop on America’s Pop Cultural Melting Pot in the 21st Century

  • Talking Loud and Saying Nothing: Comparing Rap’s Message Music Era to Hip Hop Music’s Current Disconnect from Issues Affecting Urban America.

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Cultural Critic, Digital Content Producer at BET.COM, & Author of "Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power"

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 Marcus Reeves Biography

Author, journalist and cultural critic Marcus Reeves has been writing about youth culture, music, film and their politics for over 20 years. His work has appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The Source, The Utne Reader, The Crisis and The Amsterdam News.

Reeves is the author of the critically hailed book “Somebody Scream! Rap Music’s Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which was praised by the New York Times as “a sweeping, painstakingly thorough… history of hip-hop.” Scream has been required reading for African American and Pop Culture study courses at colleges and universities across the country, including CUNY’s Brooklyn College, Prairie View A&M University, University of Madison-Wisconsin, University of North Texas and University of Arkansas. “Somebody Scream!” was also nominated for the Zora Neale Hurston Book Award.

He was recruited as digital content producer and writer for BET.com, the digital media arm for one of the most prominent basic cable subscriber destinations. Along with writing insightful and thought-provoking essays on celebs from Kid Rock to Gary Coleman, Reeves produced on camera video interviews with Hollywood personalities like Terrence Howard, Colin Ferrell, Tyler Perry, Terry Crews and iconic legends like Cicely Tyson.

Reeves hosted and produced the biannual talk/music radio show “Somebody Scream,” titled after his book, on the New York radio station, WBAI, 99.5FM. As part of the station’s 'Hip Hop Takeover,' the show discussed social, cultural and political issues affecting the hip hop generation. Guest panelists featured on the broadcast included best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates, film producer Mimi Valdes and comedian Chloé Hilliard.

As a hip-hop historian who regularly chronicles the culture, Reeves has appeared in several documentaries, including “Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio,” “Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D” plus the docu-series “Unsung: Big Daddy Kane and Being: Tamar Braxton.”

Reeves was born and raised in Newark, NJ and graduated from Rutgers University. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

  • The "Straight Outta Compton" Effect: How and Why Hollywood is Mining Hip Hop for the Next Film/TV Genre Boom

  • The Rise of Rap Music in The Aftershock of Black Power/Civil Rights Movement: How Hip Hop’s Activism Gave Rise to Black Lives Matter

  • Pop/Celebrity/Hip Hop Culture’s Cause, Effect and Legacy on the Presidency of Barack Obama

  • One Nation Under Hip Hop: The Impact of Technology and Hip Hop on America’s Pop Cultural Melting Pot in the 21st Century

  • Talking Loud and Saying Nothing: Comparing Rap’s Message Music Era to Hip Hop Music’s Current Disconnect from Issues Affecting Urban America.

Somebody Scream!: Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power

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Why All American Speakers?

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ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marcus Reeves or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Marcus Reeves. Find information on booking Marcus Reeves for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Marcus Reeves, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Marcus Reeves.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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