After seven years as a freelance writer for rap magazines both of his own design (HardC.O.R.E., HEADzUP!) and those owned and run by others (HipHopSite, URB Magazine) Steve ‘Flash’ Juon conceived of the idea for a site in December of 1999 as both a one-stop resource for hip-hop reviews and news.
Starting with an archive of 150 reviews from the previous 18 months that had appeared on OHHLA.com, no less than 500 reviews were archived by the end of 2000 including a large catalogue of work and submissions from fine writers such as B. Ridge and DJ Fatboy. The ultimate goal of RapReviews is to be the internet’s definitive one- stop resource for any rap album, ever. It’s a monumental goal but one which means the website will be continually enhanced with new material. Currently, we have well over 7,500 hip-hop reviews in our database.
If you are interested in contributing to this project and think you have the necessary skills as a writer, contact us with a resume of your skills and experience. Qualified, regular writers can receive compensation for participation and also get the benefit of additional exposure through our organization. Past contributors to RapReviews.com have gone on to work for URB Magazine, HipHopDX, and Complex among others.