Gregory Dale

Freelance Writer

Gregory is a freelance writer, based in the Philadelphia metropolitan region. He holds B.A. in Journalism and spent five years as a writer/editor for the AFRO American Newspaper, a 125-year-old publication based in Washington D.C. and Baltimore. He has also freelanced for Genius, The Washington City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, Albumism.com, TheGrio.Com, CBS Radio, Maryland's Prince George's County Gazette Newspaper and the National Newspaper Publishers Association. He has written about politics, crime and socioeconomic issues, however, covering hip hop is his passion.

Portfolio
Tidal
12/09/2019
JUICE WRLD: 1998 - 2019

In his short time on this planet, Juice WRLD, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, experienced some dark days. But he was able to flip his pain into success, which birthed a mantra that he endorsed until his untimely death on December 8. He had just celebrated his 21st birthday six days earlier.

Tidal
07/28/2019
How Fabolous Found His (Loso's) Way

In 1993, director Brian De Palma joined forces with Al Pacino for Carlito's Way - a film that arguably changed the course of rapper Fabolous' career. Pacino dusted off his "bad guy" acting chops and starred as Carlito Brigante, a Puerto Rican drug dealer who wants to put his life of crime behind him.

Tidal
08/09/2019
Kurtis Blow, One of Hip Hop's Founding Fathers, Turns 60

Rev. Run of Run D.M.C. owes his life to Kurtis Blow - and that's not hyperbole. Not only did hip-hop's founding father make his career, Run met his wife, Justine Simmons, after performing with the older rapper. Not bad for a fledgling MC. "I was just absorbing things, being on the road with Blow," Run told TIDAL.

Genius
Lil Uzi Vert & What Happens When Artists Fight With Their Labels

Just under two years ago, Lil Uzi Vert was on the top of the world. After building his fan base with mixtapes like 2016's Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World and The Perfect LUV Tape , his debut album Luv is Rage 2 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

PhiladelphiaWeekly.com
08/30/2018
Mina "SayWhat" Llona talks radio rise as one of Philly's most prominent voices in the hip-hop game

The media personality's hard work and talent have granted her numerous opportunities over a short period of time. She's also broken down barriers in the process. She first captured Philly's ears and hearts after working as a co-host on "The Rise and Grind Morning Show" on iHeart Media's Power 99 (98.9-FM), where she soon became one of the city's most notable Latin voices on the radio.