M-1 is the stage name of Mutulu Olugbala, best known as one half of the political, hip-hop duo dead prez. In 2000, M-1 and partner stic.man released their critically acclaimed debut album Let’s... more

Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef is a five-time Grammy winning artist, poet, songwriter and producer. A poet since the age of 21 (appearing on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam in 2002), he has translated talent,... more

Malkia Cyril

Malkia Cyril is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ).  As an award-winning organizer and communications leader, Malkia has more than 15 years experience... more

Marc Lamont Hill

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and New York Times. He is the author of Beats, Rhymes, and... more

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal is the author of What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1998) and Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002). A self-... more

Martha Diaz

Martha Diaz is the Founder and President of the Hip-Hop Association. She’s also the Executive Producer of the Hip-Hop International Film Festival (which celebrates and showcases scores of hip-... more

Maya Rockeymoore

Maya Rockeymoore is President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based policy consulting firm, and an Adjunct Professor in the Women in Politics Institute at American University.... more

MC Serch

Host of both VH-1 reality shows "The White Rapper Show" and "Miss Rap Supreme", MC Serch emerged on the hip-hop scene as a member of  3rd Base before launching a solo career... more

Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. A renowned scholar, ordained Baptist minister and public intellectual, his scholarship and cultural... more

Michael Skolnik

Michael Skolnik is the political director to hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons and the copresident of GlobalGrind.com, an online resource for all things “Hip-Pop,” founded by Russell.... more