In 1982 when I was 7-years-old I heard Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s seminal classic “The Message”……and have been a Hip-Hop junkie ever since.

Although I was writing for various publications for a few years beforehand, I’m probably best known for my fortnightly Hip-Hop column in Blues & Soul magazine which I contributed from 2000 until the UK-based publication went out of business in 2007. In the past I’ve also written for the likes of The Source, The Ave and Trace and have contributed to a number of mags and websites, including Hip-Hop Connection, iDJ, Big Smoke, http://www.xxlmag.com (US), www.sixshot.com (US), http://www.ukhh.com (UK), http://www.hhnlive.com (Canada) and http://www.hiphop.cn (China).

I’ve been ‘in print’ for eighteen years now and during that time have been fortunate enough to interview everyone from KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane and Large Professor, to 50 Cent, LL Cool J and Mary J. Blige. 

Hopefully if you’re reading this you’ll find something on my blog worth checking out – I welcome any comments and feedback.

I can be contacted at ryan.p@lineone.net for any artists, PR companies etc who might want to get in touch.

Ryan Proctor

21 responses to “About

  1. hey if an artists has info for you and video clips how do we send

  2. foundationmedia

    Good afternoon: I co-run Foundation Media, http://www.foundation-media.com, which is the premier radio and grassroots promotion company for independent and underground artists. We started as simply radio and have recently branched out to internet radio, podcasts, blogs and the like. I’d love to service you with some of our latest digital files including Lupe Fiasco, Doujah Raze, Pharoahe Monch, CL Smooth, Marco Polo and more. Please feel free to email me when you have a moment. I’d love to get the best email to contact you at and add you to our service team. Thanks!

    Ps. You can reach me at leenycpromo@aol.com

    Loved the Mick Boogie post as we work with him regularly.

  3. Like your Blog!!! respect from Germany

  4. Ayo Ryan! I just got a bounceback from your regular email address, the one that’s listed on the site. Let me know what you’re up to. You have my email addy.


  5. I had to follow your site, man. This site is just what I needed. Take care man.

  6. NICE BLOG! Keep up the good work!

    MY BLOG : http://www.akaHipHop.com

  7. Great blog, but it doesn’t showcase your other talent of being a footwear specialist. Air Jordans anyone?

    • haha brilliant – was just talking to someone recently about our days back in the 90s arguing over air jordans etc – good times lol – will have to visit your site and drop you an email – hope you’re good?

  8. I am good fella. drop us an email to catch up. just been talking to Steve Lynn as well to meet us soon.

  9. Yo! Really appreciate what you’re doing with this blog. Definitely somewhere a true Hip Hopper can come get lost. Check my blog, http://www.truelaurels.com. Largely based on Baltimore Hip Hop. Peace!

    • thanks for checking out the blog – your comments are definitely appreciated and good to hear you’re enjoying the artists posted on here – will definitely take a look at your blog.

  10. Peace Ryan, another blog I stumbled across and immediately loved. Thank you for voicing your opinion and promoting positive Hip Hop.

  11. Nice blog you got here Ryan. Enjoying the reviews and find I always learn something from you about hip hop.

  12. Sup Ryan,
    Never stop posting fam. This site’s my daily dose.
    Showing love from Kenya.

  13. just emailed you!! great blog

  14. Thanks for the love and your support of real hip-hop

  15. Thanks you for promoting this side of Hip Hop.

  16. Yo!!! Cant thank you enough for the press, props & support. I definitely appreciate the acknowledgment.

    Nite Owl

    IG @niteowlhiphop

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