Meet the KN Staff
Owner at KevinNottingham.com
Kevin is the owner and founder of KevinNottingham.com. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA he now resides in South Florida. In addition to this site he runs HiPNOTT Records, a small independent Hip Hop label and is an Executive Producer of the upcoming documentary DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success. Other than music, he is a techie by trade and holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.
Latest posts by Kevin (see all)
- Gorilla Tek + !llimind + StreetRunner + The Renegades + J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League + Lamb: BLAP Producer Showcase at iStandard Beat Camp in Miami [VIDEO] - May 18, 2013
- Listen to the Midnight Marauders Remix Competition Week 10 Entries - May 18, 2013
- Week 11: KN + iStandard Producers + The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Present Midnight Marauders Remix Competition - May 17, 2013
Editor In Chief at KevinNottingham.com
Justin Ivey is the Editor-In-Chief at KevinNottingham.com and has been with the site since 2009, when he began working as a summer intern. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Justin currently attends Louisiana State University and is set to graduate in May. He is also a contributor at The Well Versed, where he covers mixed martial arts, a writer for the weekly magazine DIG Baton Rouge and a contributor to the A3C Hip Hop Festival's blog.
Latest posts by Justin (see all)
- D-Risha: Rare Form [prod by Peace of Mind] - May 14, 2013
- OnlyOne (of Sandpeople) & Furtado Yuen: Volume 2 - May 14, 2013
- Scavie Scoobs: Level of Prestige x LAC [Music Videos] - May 14, 2013
Senior Media Editor at KevinNottingham.com
Jeremiah is the Senior Media Editor for KevinNottingham.com. He is responsible for a majority of the Certified fresH content you get to see everyday on KN. In his extremely limited spare time Jeremiah expands his knowledge of the Hip Hop culture while enjoying coffee and collecting insignificant stuff. Jeremiah’s passion for Hip Hop is his most defining characteristic.
Latest posts by Jeremiah (see all)
- Empire Status (Muja Messiah & Bobby Raps): Benghazi - May 17, 2013
- Wu-Tang Clan: Execution In Autumn [prod by Frank Dukes] - May 17, 2013
- Jonwayne: Numbers On The Hoard - May 16, 2013
Carsten, a self-proclaimed music snob, has been riding with KN since 2007. When the German based editor is not going through the jungle of our inbox to present you nothing but the hottest shit in Hip Hop, he is studying Marketing and Communications. Show some love!
Latest posts by Carsten (see all)
- Kanye West: Black Skinhead x New Slaves Live At SNL [Video] - May 19, 2013
- Kanye West: New Slaves [Promo Video] - May 18, 2013
- The Combat Jack Show With Touré, Again - May 17, 2013
At 21 years of age, Morgan is a man of many hats within the Hip Hop world, having produced for and managed artists, as well as building a reputation as a journalist working with KevinNottingham.com. A natural born hippie, he resides in Arcata, CA, home of the giant redwoods but has ties to NYC, SF, and LA.
Latest posts by Morgan (see all)
- Trek Life: Just The Music (prod by Duke Westlake) [Music Video] - May 17, 2013
- DeLorean: Beautiful Morning (feat. Slim Thug) [Prod. by J.T.] - May 17, 2013
- Statik Selektah: 21 and Over (feat. Sean Price and Mac Miller) - May 15, 2013
Duane is the Soulful Sundays Media Editor at KevinNottingham.com and resides in Chicago, IL.
Media Intern at KevinNottingham.com
Part Hip Hop fan, part Hip Hop artist, Copper Tony is a beat-making, Hip Hop junkie who also loves to share his opinions on the music he knows and loves.
Latest posts by Copper Tony (see all)
- Pell: Seasons [Music Video] - May 18, 2013
- Machine Gun Kelly: Lord of the Rage Interview w/JENESIS Magazine - May 18, 2013
- D. Glove: Home Sweet Home [prod by Scott Styles] [Music Video] - May 18, 2013
Senior Staff Writer at KevinNottingham.com
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Jeff is a senior staff writer for KevinNottingham.com. A lifelong fan of Hip Hop culture since the moment he discovered Public Enemy and De La Soul, Jeff is always on the lookout for new and engaging rap, and is willing to talk (and write) Hip Hop to practically ANYONE who will listen. Escaping from Florida where he went to the University of Florida (his thesis on Hip Hop and African culture was well received), he now resides in Washington, D.C., where if he isn't jogging, he's tinkering with his Android phone, listening to copious amounts of music, re-watching "The Wire," and taking out suckas in Battlefield 3.
Latest posts by Jeff Leon (see all)
- Homeboy Sandman: Kool Herc – Fertile Crescent [Album Review] - May 2, 2013
- Forgotten Classics: Da Lench Mob – Guerillas in tha Mist - April 4, 2013
- Edo. G: Intelligence & Ignorance [Album Review] - March 10, 2013
Stone is a hip hop enthusiast residing in NJ. As an aspiring hip hop producer, Stone studies music and shares his passion for music by letting the world in on the wonderful world of hip hop. He writes for Surviving the Golden Age and Kevin Nottingham and runs his own hip hop site known as The Hip Hop Speakeasy.
New On HHSE: Mvstermind: A.D.D. (Artistically Day Dreaming)  http://t.co/rHoI5lFg3w via @HipHopSpeakeasy - 1 hour ago
Latest posts by Stone (see all)
- Gensu Dean & Planet Asia: Abrasions - February 27, 2013
- Malik Ferraud: What More Can I Do [prod by Nefarious] - November 27, 2012
- Karriem Riggins Discusses His Debut Album Alone Together, The Software Versus Hardware Debate, The State Of Hip Hop Production & What’s Up Next - November 11, 2012
Esau is a Contributing Writer for KevinNottingham.com with a passion for every aspect of the Hip Hop Culture. As open minded as they come, he'll debate music on any level with you as long the substance is there. A native of Philadelphia,PA he prefers to look at things from an abstract perspective.
Latest posts by Esau Howard (see all)
- KN Anniversary: Nas – God’s Son 10th Anniversary - December 13, 2012
- KN Anniversary: The Roots – Phrenology 10th Anniversary - November 26, 2012
- KN Anniversary: Talib Kweli – Quality 10th Anniversary - November 19, 2012
Will is currently studying Journalism and Sociology at Mizzou. He is quiet and finds peace through music and longboarding. He was born just outside of St. Louis, MO, and still has love for the area.
Latest posts by William Schmitt (see all)
- Tyler, The Creator: Wolf [Album Review] - April 11, 2013
- Artist Spotlight: Dash Speaks - April 1, 2013
- Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric: Czarface [Album Review] - March 13, 2013
Arasia is a contributing writer at KevinNottingham.com and resides in Chicago, IL.
Latest posts by Arasia Magnetic (see all)
- The Bloggerati’s Top Ten Rappers In The Game (2012) - March 13, 2013
- Kendrick Lamar: good kid, M.A.A.d city - November 19, 2012
- KN Remembers: Heavy D (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011) - November 8, 2012
Kevin is a kitchen manager that works like a dog. When he’s not being a beast in the kitchen he is a Hip-Hop fanatic, but listens to almost any type of music there is. Kev was born just outside of Chicago and currently resides in Rock Island, IL. His only refuge from the Quad Cities monotony is music, video games, and beer.