Kevin Powell

Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as Kevin Powell in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]

| January/February 1995

A staff writer for Vibe magazine, Powell concerns himself with the politics, culture, and metaphysics of hip-hop and lectures on these topics frequently. His revealing profiles of the biggest, baddest, and boldest in the music business have appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Essence as well. He is the co-editor of In the Tradition: An Anthology of Young Black Writers and, most memorably, was a featured player in the MTV series The Real World.