Allison Hazel

Writer & Music Journalist.

United States

Allison Hazel is an NYC-based writer, blogger, and music journalist. Allison got her start in the music industry as a publicity intern for Universal Music Group/Republic Records. With a foundation in public relations, she transitioned to journalism. Her published bylines include Audacy, Essence, Billboard, and more.

Allison holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from Delaware State University. She is also a member of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).



Inside 3 'Carefree' Days at Governors Ball 2022: Highlights from Citi Field

What better way to gear up for the summer than Governors Ball! New York's signature festival delivered music, art, food, drinks, and of course good vibes this past weekend (June 10-12). For the second time in its 11-year history, the three day festival returned to Citi Field in Flushing, Queens.


50 of the Greatest Hip-Hop Album Covers of All Time

Since the popularization of hip-hop in the late 1970s and 1980s, rappers have supported their artistry with eye-catching imagery. As a result, many album covers have become iconic contributions to the culture.

The 5 Best Albums Of 2022

The past twelve months have added up to a great year for music as many artists pushed the envelope with genre-blending albums post-pandemic. For Black music in particular, it was the year of experimental and anticipated comebacks.


Vinyl Me Please
Dawn Richard Pays Homage to New Orleans

For nearly a decade, Dawn Richard has paved her own lane, experimenting musically with genre-blending solo projects. Formerly a member of the pop quintet Danity Kane and hip-hop trio Dirty Money, Richard is continuing to pioneer Black women in electronic music to the forefront with her latest project.

Jon Batiste Is In A Class Of His Own

On the night of this year's Academy Awards, Jon Batiste stood tall at the podium. Wearing a dark blue tuxedo with a pinned floral embellishment, the jazz singer warmly scanned the room. "God gave us 12 notes. It's the same 12 notes that Duke Ellington had, that Bach had, Nina Simone...", he recited during the captivating acceptance speech.


Alternative Press Magazine
WILLOW embraces her rock era

When it comes to dealing with stress or trauma, a coping mechanism helps maintain emotional wellness. And in a post-pandemic world where mental health is at the forefront, WILLOW 's 'COPINGMECHANISM' is a timely and transparent body of work.

'Fire In Little Africa' Album Commemorates Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial

Last year, more than 50 Oklahoma-based artists set out to record Fire in Little Africa, an album that commemorates the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Rappers, singers, and producers spent several days working tirelessly from their respective locations, aiming for musical excellence.

Run That Back: Mary J. Blige - 'Share My World'

With a career that spans three decades, the proclaimed Queen of Hip Hop Soul continuously reigns supreme. Mary J. Blige popularized the blending of Hip Hop and R&B music in the early ‘90s with her debut album 'What’s The 411?'


Nipsey Hussle's murderer found guilty in 2019 shooting death

Los Angeles jurors convicted Eric Ronald Holder Jr. of first-degree murder in the death of Nipsey Hussle. Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, the beloved rapper was fatally shot on March 31, 2019 near his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles.