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Rob Kenner

Photograph by Reshma B.

Rob Kenner is one of the most prolific and influential voices in hip hop publishing. A founding editor of Vibe, Kenner joined the start-up team of Quincy Jones’ groundbreaking hip hop monthly in 1992. During a nineteen-year run at Vibe he edited and wrote cover and feature stories on iconic cultural figures ranging from Tupac Shakur to Barack Obama as well as writing the acclaimed column Boomshots. Kenner’s writing has appeared in Complex, Genius, Mass Appeal, Pigeons & Planes, Ego Trip, Poetry magazine, The New York Times, and Billboard. He’s also produced and directed documentary shorts on the likes of De La Soul, Nas, and Post Malone. As an editor at Vibe Books, Kenner worked on the New York Times bestseller Tupac Shakur and contributed to The Vibe History of Hip Hop. He went on to co-author VX: 10 Years of Vibe Photography and produced the book Unbelievable, a biography of The Notorious B.I.G. by Cheo Hodari Coker Jr., which was optioned for the motion picture Notorious.

MAR 22
7:00 PM
in person
GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK
Bookseller: A Capella Books
MAR 23
6:00 PM
in person
POPULAR MUSIC BOOKS IN PROCESS
Panel presentaion on upcoming music biographies
MAR 25
10:00 PM
in person
COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
Bookseller: Book Passage
MAR 26
7 :15 PM
in person
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC

Books by Rob Kenner