erik parkerErik Parker has served as Music Editor and Senior Editor for The Source Magazine (1999-2002), and Music Editor for VIBE Magazine (2003-2006). Aside from his time as magazine editor, he’s also written about hip-hop for XXL, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, VIBE and The Source.

He’s appeared on TV as an “expert” for CNN, MSNBC, BET, MTV, VH1, Fox News and others. Parker has also been quoted—on the subject of hip-hop—by The New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other newspapers and magazines.