Host of Fuse's Hiphop Shop and co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle who also contributes to MSNBC's The
He was a music journalist, contributing works to notable publications such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, and The Village Voice, among others.
He has authored books by the names of The Portable Promise Land, Soul City, Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now, and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon.
He married Rita Nakouzi on March 19, 2005 in Miami, Florida. They have children together named Hendrix and Fairuz.
He appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight in 2012.