My freelance and professional career has led me to work with a handful of businesses, publications and individuals, including 12oz Prophet, Beatport News, Consequence of Sound, Hypebeast, Mixologi, Bandcamp, HotNewHipHop, CASH Music, Beat*shot Music, Andrew Franciosa Studio, Greenmark INC, the Albany Student Press, LONA jewelry, MusicTimes.com, The Smoker's Club, Star Bartending Institute, Barzakh, Thread Magazine (5k circulation), Lang Media, Pig Food Records, Sub-Bombin Records, Elda's on Lark, the University at Albany's communication department, On The Sly, OUTPOST1, WCDB and more. For more information on my work with these businesses, please shoot me an email!
Creating original written content for web and print mediums, copyediting, assisting with digital social media marketing/branding, creative consulting and fulfilling administrative and personal assistant responsibilities. Additional expertise includes WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, SquareSpace, Microsoft Office, FreshBooks, social media platforms and, of course, meeting deadlines.
Work from the Albany Student Press, contributions throughout college.
Mushpost Presents, Thread Magazine (print, circ 5k), October, 2011.
Barzakh Issue 02 and Barzakh Issue 03, as directed by Professors Tomas Noel and Dr. Pierre Joris at the University at Albany.
Times Union blog, contributions both in high school and college.
Kept Close Zine, a digital compilation of poetry and photography by KC Orcutt, January-March 2013.
The Unemployment Diaries, a digital compilation of poetry and photography by KC Orcutt, September 2013.
Participant in Noisey Music's roundtable discussion of Nicki Minaj, ranging from her legacy to her latest album roll-out, August 2018.
HotNewHipHop.com: Freelance Contributor, May 2017 to present.
New Year, New You: 10 Podcast Recommendations For Self-Improvement, January 10, 2018.
French Montana's "Jungle Rules" (Review), HotNewHipHop.com, July 21, 2017.
30 Unconventional Marketing Methods Used By Hip-Hop Artists, BET.com, June 24, 2017.
#RadDadAlert: 35 of Hip-Hop's Most Adorable Parenting Moments, HotNewHipHop.com, June 18, 2017.
7 Artists With Names Inspired By The Wu-Tang Clan, HotNewHipHop.com, June 10, 2017.
15 Double Disc Albums to Revisit, HotNewHipHop.com, June 3, 2017.
15 Essential Reads for Hip-Hop Fans, HotNewHipHop.com, May 22, 2017.
25 of G-Eazy's Best Guest Verses, HotNewHipHop.com, May 21, 2017.
10 Life Lessons Lil Yachty Can Teach Us, HotNewHipHop.com, May 16, 2017.
12ozProphet.com is a street art, graffiti and lifestyle blog based out of New York City. Contributions include music and culture writing, working both on assignments and pitches.
Contributing March 2015 to December 2015.
Tune Tuesday: The Doppelgangaz - H.I.T.H., 12ozProphet.com, December 1, 2015.
12ozTwelve: An Interview With Young Planet, 12ozProphet.com, November 16, 2015.
Pig Food Records x Tallboy x Seasons Skate Shop, 12ozProphet.com, November 8, 2015.
Music Monday: Koncept and J57 Share "Porcelain" Video, 12ozProphet.com, October 19, 2015.
Behind the Lens: Interview with Digital Media Artist Glassface, 12ozProphet.com, October 9, 2015.
Music Monday: 12 Questions with Words Hurt, 12ozProphet.com, August 31, 2015.
Music Monday: Young Planet Drops New Track "Chosen Few," 12ozProphet.com, August 3, 2015.
Music Monday: 12 Questions With The Doppelgangaz, 12ozProphet.com, July 6, 2015.
Interview: Inside Elsphinx's Brain Cave Deluxe, 12ozProphet.com, June 12, 2015.
Album Review: F Virtue - A Single Green Light, 12ozProphet.com, June 4, 2015.
From Miami to Brooklyn: Jubilee 12 Questions, 12ozProphet.com, May 27, 2015.
Tune Tuesday: MURS - Have a Nice Life, 12ozProphet.com, May 19, 2015.
12ozTwelve: DJ EFN, 12ozProphet.com, May 18, 2015.
Graffiti Artist Hanksy Publicly Disapproves of Tyga’s Relationship with Underage Kylie Jenner, 12ozProphet.com, May 14, 2015.
Sheryo and The Yok bring “Arnie-truckanator” to life in LA, 12ozProphet.com, May 11, 2015.
Todd James "Fantasy Island" exhibition in London, 12ozProphet.com, April 30th, 2015.
Music Monday: J-Live - His Own Self, 12ozProphet.com, April 27, 2015.
Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, 12ozProphet.com, March 30, 2015.
Action Bronson: Mr. Wonderful Review, 12ozProphet.com, March 24, 2015.
Recap: How To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar, 12ozProphet, March 19, 2015.
Celebrating Nike Air: The One Before The 1, 12ozProphet.com, March 17, 2015.
Beatport News is the blog division of an international music digital distributor dedicated to documenting electronic music through news, features and interviews. Responsibilities include setting up and conducting interviews, compiling features and accepting and completing miscellaneous assignments from the main editor.
Contributed October 2012-June 2013.
The five best dubstep documentaries, Beatport.com, June 17, 2013.
Headhunterz brings hardstyle to North America for a brief tour, Beatport.com, May 21, 2013.
Steve Aoki talks conspiracy theories, his new EP and making the most of the end of the world, Beatport.com, December 11, 2012
Michna talks bargain-record bins and his new EP, Beatport.com, December 10, 2012
Beatport News hits CMJ's DJ panels and showcases, Beatport.com, October 24, 2012.
Jones Magazine is a print publication focusing on beauty and fashion to food, distinctive travel destinations, the best in home design, and social events, geared towards women. Featured in the national distributed Spring 2016 issue, an editorial about the lack of diversity at the Oscar Awards. Available digitally here.
The Overgrown is a brand new, online-only news, entertainment and culture magazine. Contributed an editorial on entitlement in Hip-Hop, an album review of producer J57 and a feature on Young Planet in 2016.
NKD Magazine is a music and pop culture magazine based out of New York City, with new issues coming out on the first of every month.
Assisting the owner of Beat*Shot Music maintain his production company's website as well as with various other tasks including writing artist bios, maintaining the event calendar each week, event description writing and promotion, etc.
Working exclusively with DJ Trumastr from August 2014-present.
Brooklyn Street Art is a website dedicated to capturing the street art movement as seen in Brooklyn, NY and around the globe. The website's mission is to celebrate street art and the creative spirit in each person.
In 2011, a special city-wide project took place in Albany, NY with over a dozen featured artists brought in from around the world to paint legal walls. I was invited to act as a creative liaison and document the event, titled the Living Walls project, exclusively for Brooklyn Street Art. Please see my articles archived here.
Additional freelance contributions:
Rose Water Magazine is a website that aims to help better define feminism, in an all-inclusive form. In short, Rose Water Magazine is for women with a cause. I was asked to contribute a couple articles during the site's early stages while the publication was known as Bitchtopia.com and it was interesting sharing my personal voice with their ever-growing audience.
Self-worth and a Breakfast Sandwich, RoseWaterMag.com, April 19, 2013.
Staring a Distraction Right in the Face, RoseWaterMag.com, March 17, 2013.
AAHipHop.com is a music and culture blog with a focus on covering underground hip hop. Contributions include music writing via pitches to the editor.
Woman Crush Wednesday: Above Average Hip Hop x Tange Lomax, AAHipHop.com, October 30, 2015.
Music Monday: Flying Lotus Releases New Deluxe Edition of ‘You’re Dead’, AAHipHop.com, October 13, 2015.
“YO FAM, PEEP MY NEW MIXTAPE” and My Hate/Love Relationship With Writing Album Reviews, AAHipHop.com, October 4, 2015.
Woman Crush Wednesday: Sa-Roc, AAHipHop.com, September 2, 2015.
Woman Crush Wednesday: Marlé Blu, AAHIpHop.com, August 12, 2015.
Woman Crush Wednesday: Chynna, AAHipHop.com, July 29, 2015.
MORE Misc. freelance work:
Swimming Up Stream, Cash Music, July 16, 2018.
Album Review, Zomby -- Ultra, ConsequenceOfSound.net, August 31, 2016.
Album Review, DJ Khaled – Major Key, ConsequenceOfSound.net, August 1, 2016
SassyBlack Puts Her Entire Life On Blast, Blog.Bandcamp.com, May 27, 2016.
Big Sean’s “No More Interviews” and Other Rappers Who Get Petty About Exes, Mixologi.com, November 2, 2016.
SCOPE 2016 RECAP: WHO DESIGNED THESE SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL-ADORNED AIR JORDAN 1S SEEN AT SCOPE MIAMI?, HYPEBEAST.COM, DECEMBER 5, 2016.
GIMME THAT FIRE, STAND BACK AND WATCH ME BURN: A CONVERSATION WITH KONCEPT & J57, HYPEBEAST.COM, OCTOBER 26, 2015.
As an on-going project in college in 2009, I started Quintessential Zine, a monthly independently-produced print publication. I collected work from local artists and writers, and created a publication for the alternative audience of upstate New York. I also focused my thesis on the culture of independent publishers and held quite a vested interest in the subject throughout my college career. I created a total of 13 issues, which involved limited edition covers with art from local artists and various color photo inserts that acted as trading cards. The zine grew in popularity and towards the end of its duration, had sponsorship from local businesses, including support from the staff at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, NY. I did not create a digital version, as I wanted it to exist solely in print. Each issue was about 12-15 pages in length and was a collaborative effort between local artists and myself. I also gave a guest lecture at the University at Albany in a graduate-level course to share my knowledge on the subjects of independent publishing and underground zine culture.
MusicTimes.com is a music news website. I contributed as a freelance staff writer in January-February 2015. Please see my archived work here.
Here’s 5 Things We Learned Attending Chalice Festival 2017, July 11, 2017, The Smokers Club.