Dan Rys

Contributing Editor

Dan Rys is a writer and editor who has written and worked for Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Hot Press Magazine, among others. He probably likes funk music more than you do.

Kendrick Lamar Details His Rapid Rise to Superstardom at SXSW Panel

Kendrick Lamar Details His Rapid Rise to Superstardom at SXSW Panel

One of the hottest rappers in hip-hop -- or the hottest, if you follow MTV lists -- sat down for a one-on-one Q&A with Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson Thursday to talk about the success of his major label debut good kid, M.A.A.D. City, his team at Top Dawg Entertainment, and the difficulties of navigating the complex world of the music industry.
Clive Davis on Career, Memoir and Legacy at NYU Q&A

Clive Davis on Career, Memoir and Legacy at NYU Q&A

At New York University’s Tishman Auditorium on Thursday night, a packed lecture hall greeted Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis with a standing ovation at his first public appearance since the Tuesday release of his autobiography, "The Soundtrack of My Life."

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