Henry Adaso is a music journalist based in Houston, TX.
Henry has been writing about hip-hop since 2005, though his passion for the music dates back to the early '90s when he first fell in love with Illmatic and Midnight Marauders. In addition to his work for About.com, Henry has written for VIBE, MTV, XXL, and Allhiphop.com. He's a music critic and web columnist for the Houston Press, founder of award-winning blog The Rap Up, and editor of Rocawear's Roc4Life.com. He has also interviewed several hip-hop artists, including Rakim, Lupe Fiasco, Common, and Nicki Minaj.
By Henry Adaso:
"My goal is to help correct some of the misconceptions many outsiders seem to hold of the genre. Hip-hop is sometimes perceived as an monolithic art, but I like to think of it as a large pot of gumbo with a mix of ingredients that includes poetry, narratives, conscious rap, and yes, some hardcore hip-hop. I want to showcase all sides of this blood-baking, soul-shaking, culture-shaping music we've all come to love and know as hip-hop."
Henry is on Twitter. You can stalk him @Rizoh.