Rob Markman

Rob Markman is a dreamer. As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, Rob always envisioned a life centered around hip-hop music. Like most of us, Rob started out as a fan of the music, but he quickly immersed himself in the culture trying his hand a DJing, making beats and rapping before building a career as one of the greatest hip-hop journalists ever.

Markman, who worked for XXL magazine, MTV and currently stands as the Head of Artist Relations at Genius, has interviewed everyone. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa and DJ Khaled have all sat down and opened up to the esteemed journalist.

Making music was a passion, but after a friend hired Markman to write a Jadakiss album review for Complex Magazine, Rob quit his mailroom job and added journalism to his repertoire.

Rob now serves as Head of Artist Relations at Genius.