A native of New Jersey, Rashaun Hall has been an entertainment journalist and cultural critic, primarily covering urban and hip-hop culture, since 1999. He was most recently the Online Editor for the upscale urban lifestyle title GIANT magazine. There, he managed the magazine’s online content and penned the site’s music blog, Beats & Bars.

Prior to helming GIANT’s digital initiative, Hall served as the Director of Content for hip-hop news and culture website SOHH.com. During his tenure there, he oversaw all content for the website’s various outlets – news, blogs and video – and managed staff of eleven.

He has also held staff positions at Billboard Magazine, MTV News and The Source Magazine. Additionally, Hall has written for other magazines including Interview, Essence, Vibe and Complex magazines and has served as an authority on pop culture for a host of media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, The New York Post, New York Daily News, CNNfn, Details and Newsweek.