Harlem native Michael A. Gonzales has written cover stories for Vibe, Essence, Code, Latina, Suede, XXL & The Source. His essays have appeared in Rock and Roll is Here to Stay edited by William McKeen (W.W. Norton), The Vibe History of Hip-Hop edited by Alan Light, Men of Color: Fashion, History, Fundamentals edited by Lloyd Boston, Soul (Black Power, Politics and Pleasure) edited by Monique Guillory and Richard C. Green/NYU Press, and Vibe’s Hip-Hop Divas edited by Rob Kenner. Gonzales has published short fiction in Ego Trip, Uptown, Russell Simmons’ OneWorld, Trace, NY Press & Brown Sugar (A Collection of Black Erotica) edited by Carol Taylor. He currently lives in Brooklyn.
Friday, February 23 2007
The Crusaders' jazzy soul conjured images of a cool neon wilderness populated with hop-heads, pool-hall hustlers, and midnight cornerboys straight out of Nelson Algren.
Monday, November 6 2006
Bringing the heat and creating refrains that still haunt brokenhearted romancers to this day, the Gap Band's potent mixture of party and pain was stunning.