Soren Baker

Soren Baker

Soren Baker is the author 2018's critically acclaimed The History Of Gangster Rap and co-author with Gucci Mane of The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness, which was released October 13, 2020 via Simon & Schuster. Baker has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, XXL, The Source, and the Chicago Tribune, among many others. In addition, he’s penned liner notes for albums by 2Pac, Ice Cube, N.W.A, Gang Starr, and others, and has worked on television programs for VH1 and Fuse. His interviews appear on YouTube via his Unique Access Ent. channel. Baker also writes for LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells and FLOOD Magazine.


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