Jay Quan

Jay Quan


JayQuan is a music historian with an emphasis on Hip Hop, lecturer, narrator, webmaster,  avid record collector, and music lover.

Since 1998, he has been writing online about Hip Hop  culture ,the art of Emceeing and the evolution of rap records. Jay is the founder and operator of The Foundation (jay-quan.com), a website that contains in-depth interviews with the founders of  Hip Hop, biographies and profiles on the legendary rap groups, as well as a detailed timeline  which chronicles the history of rap records.

JayQuan produces, narrates and edits an acclaimed  series of what he describes as “infomentaries” called The Lessons on his YouTube channel. The  Lessons are best defined as video cliff notes about the legendary pioneers of the rap genre. 

JayQuan is a staff writer and content creator with LL COOL J's Rock The Bells, and his writings have appeared in Rolling Stone, Universal Music's U Discover Music, and Richmond Magazine. Jay serves as Minister of Information for Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, and he is the official historian for the National Hip-Hop Museum in Washington, D.C.

Jay'S ARTICLES

news

DJ Premier: "Puffy Didn't Like The Beat for 'Kick In The Door'"

Snoop Dogg news

Snoop Dogg Credits Kendrick Lamar and Drake With Raising the Bar for Lyrics in Hip-Hop

news

New Self Produced Rakim Album, 'G.O.D.'s Network (Reb7rth)' Scheduled to Drop in July

news

How a 'Cosby Kid' Helped MC Lyte Launch Her Voiceover Career

news

Check Out Billboard's List: 'The Top Ten Most Scathing Diss Songs Of All Time'

Ghostface news

Ghostface Killah on a Forgotten MC Skill: 'You Might Hear Nas or Slick Rick Do It'

news

Black Thought Receives Honorary Doctorate From Rutgers University

new music

Lupe Fiasco Announces New Album, 'Samurai', Releases New Video