Rebecca Haithcoat has steadily risen through the ranks to become a trusted voice in music journalist. She’s written for The New York Times, Billboard, SPIN, Pitchfork, Broadly, Noisey, Complex, LA Weekly and countless others. I met her weeks after she arrived in LA while we were both frequently attending rap shows around the turn of the decade, and was instantly drawn to her warm personality and easy conversation style. Those traits helped her become a excellent interviewer and surely put folks like Nicki Minaj, YG, and Miguel at ease while covering them. She’s a prime example of hard work and being open to opportunities (even if they aren’t the original plan) working out. Hear us talk about growing up in the South, heading to Chicago to pursue her acting dreams, and writing her Master’s thesis on LA rap music.
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