Marcus J. Moore
Marcus J Moore

maximum) Marcus J. Moore is an accomplished music journalist, editor, curator, pundit and author of “The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America.” He’s currently working on his next book, “High and Rising,” a cultural biography of De La Soul.

Marcus has been a contributing writer with The Nation and a senior editor with Bandcamp Daily, an editorial platform he helped establish. He now co-leads the jazz-focused “5 Minutes That Will Make You Love…” series at the New York Times.

Elsewhere, his music coverage can be found at NPR, Pitchfork, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone, among other outlets. He has his own monthly column at TIDAL called The Liner Notes, where he writes about esoteric music and key figures from all eras and genres.