Simone Amelia Jordan

Senior Journalist, Hip-Hop Doyenne, Truth Seeker

Reporter, Editor and Host with 20 years experience in Australia and the United States.

I've held senior positions at Channel 10, The Source Magazine, Daily Mail, SiriusXM Radio, DrJays.com and founded and edited Australia's most successful Hip-Hop magazine, Urban Hitz, when I was 23 years old.

My celebrity interviews on YouTube have over 10 million views and I was chosen as one of five women in the world to design a signature sneaker for Reebok Classics’ “Classic Beat” campaign in October 2012.

I've worked across print, radio, TV and digital arms of media and have been an active mentor for young women since the beginning of my career.

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Lifeandtimes

Shanina Shaik Speaks On Battling Bullying and The Quest for Equality In The Modeling World

Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik never saw a face like hers on the covers of teenage fashion magazines she'd buy every month. The Land...

ten daily

'Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes' Racism Expert's Alarming Warning To Australia

The "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" social experiment creator is "shocked and disappointed" in members of Australia's parliament. In her latest parliamentary stunt on Monday, Pauline...

ten daily

Could Australian Tourism Face Its Own Version Of America's 'Trump Slump'?

International visitors to the US have decreased since The Don took office. Thanks to local politicians such as Pauline Hanson, could Australia be next? From Hollywood to Harlem,...

ten daily

I Moved To New York City, Six Months Later I Had A Gun To My Neck

Like scores of young Australians before and after me, I headed overseas to chase my dreams. Then I was woken up. Coming home after a raucous night of work drinks with my...

Mail Online

Ace Hood SLAMS Australian retail chain Culture Kings

They heavily promoted a 'Meet and Greet' with Ace Hood at their Melbourne store. And Culture Kings came under fire from the rapper in a series of Instagram videos on Sunday, who...

The Source

[Interview] Angie Martinez Tells The Freedom Of Speaking Her Truth In 'My Voice'

For any self-professed fan of Hip Hop culture, Angie Martinez 's new memoir is essential reading. My Voice is the perfect title, as it's unmistakably written in Angies's warm...

Mail Online

Jess Origliasso joins rally to support the Safe Schools program

She's taking a strong stand on an issue that plays close to her heart. The Veronicas' Jess Origliasso is using her star power to develop awareness of Australia's Safe Schools...

The Source

Movie Review: Syrian Refugees Show Resilience Amid Tragedy In 'After Spring'

"Better to be happy in a hut than crying in a castle" is the English translation of the Arabic proverb framed on a wall of Mohamed 's caravan in the bulging Zaatari Refugee Camp...

The Source

Road to the Riches: A Chat With the Cast of Tonight's Vh1 Original Movie, 'The Breaks'

The Breaks takes us back to Hip-Hop's most compelling years, where the inner city's wildest dreams became reality in exchange for the loss of the culture's innocence. "You love...

The Source

'Round The Way Girl -Veteran Actress Debi Mazar Is More Hip Hop Than You

Words by: Simone Amelia From The Source Magazine Issue #269 | 2016 Appearing in classic movies like Malcolm X, Goodfellas and Jungle Fever and hit TV shows like Entourage,...

SoundCloud

Simone Amelia - Hip Hop's contradictions, Kanye West, difference between The Source & Complex by...

The Karen Hunter Show teaches the keys to entrepreneurial success in the industries of sports, politics, entertainment and so much more, directly from the celebrities and...

BET.com

Vanessa Williams 'Thinks It Up,' Talks Lion Babe Daughter

When Vanessa Williams performed the National Anthem at the opening night of the US Open this week, a lady working behind the scenes approached her with a touching story. Turns...

Lifeandtimes

Producer LT Hutton Speaks on Making The Upcoming Tupac Biopic

"I would lay down in front of a Mack truck before I let Hollywood defame or desecrate 'Pac's legacy. There is no monetary supplement you can give me to not do this story...

The Source

Why Doesn't Hip Hop Give Pitbull The Props He Deserves?

In 2016 Drake might be Hip Hop's favorite global artist, but the argument can be made Pitbull clearly had the title years before. While "Mr. Worldwide" has strayed much further...

Fluff Magazine

Meet Saudi Arabia's Female Fitness Pioneer

® industry studio. In addition to overseeing the studio Fatima also runs award-winning clothing line, Fatima Batook is the leading authority figure in Saudi Arabia's burgeoning...

Drjays

Don't Matter If You're Black Or White Or...? | DrJays.com Live | Fashion. Music. Lifestyle

Some years ago an ex-boyfriend of mine, a member of the Nation of Gods & Earths (a.k.a the Five Percent Nation) had the pivotal work The Book Of The Five Percenters by the...

BossLady.tv

Thank You Bree Newsome, My New She-Ro

Take a moment to let this image sink in. Just yesterday President Barack Obama gave one of the most impassioned speeches of his two-term reign. It was a rousing eulogy at the...

Fluff Magazine

A League Of Her Own: Sue Tsai

How do you know how much to charge for your pieces? Is there a general rule of thumb or do you set your own prices? "When I paint I'm not really thinking about how much I'm...

BossLady.tv

What We're Missing From The Rachel Dolezal Saga

My mother hates movies. Who the hell, I hear you ask, hates movies? Helen Kapsalides, that's who. When I was a kid I'd sit for hours on end and watch movies as diverse as Escape...

Lifeandtimes

Loaded Lux: Stakes Is High

When JAY Z took to his Twitter account after an extended absence back in September 2012, his first dispatch gave a nod to battle rap's premier act, Loaded Lux. "ya'll gonna get...