Jay Quan

Jay Quan

JayQuan is a music historian with an emphasis on Hip Hop, lecturer, narrator, webmaster,  avid record collector, and music lover.

Since 1998, he has been writing online about Hip Hop  culture ,the art of Emceeing and the evolution of rap records. Jay is the founder and operator of The Foundation (jay-quan.com), a website that contains in-depth interviews with the founders of  Hip Hop, biographies and profiles on the legendary rap groups, as well as a detailed timeline  which chronicles the history of rap records.

JayQuan produces, narrates and edits an acclaimed  series of what he describes as “infomentaries” called The Lessons on his YouTube channel. The  Lessons are best defined as video cliff notes about the legendary pioneers of the rap genre. 

JayQuan is a staff writer and content creator with LL COOL J's Rock The Bells, and his writings have appeared in Rolling Stone, Universal Music's U Discover Music, and Richmond Magazine. Jay serves as Minister of Information for Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, and he is the official historian for the National Hip-Hop Museum in Washington, D.C.



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