Henry Adaso is a music journalist based in Houston, TX.
Henry has been writing about hip-hop since 2005, though his passion for the music dates back to the early '90s when he first fell in love with Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P." In addition to his work for About.com, Henry has written for VIBE, MTV, XXL, Houston Press, LA Weekly, Beats Music, among others. He's the founder of the award-winning blog The Rap Up. He has interviewed several hip-hop artists, including Rakim, Lupe Fiasco, Common, and Nicki Minaj. Danny Brown once described him as a "prophet."
"Hip-hop is sometimes perceived as an monolithic culture, but I like to think of it as a large pot of gumbo with a mix of ingredients that includes poetry, conscious rap, and yes, some hardcore hip-hop. I want to showcase all sides of this blood-baking, soul-shaking, culture-shaping music we've all come to love and know as hip-hop."
Henry is on Twitter. You can stalk him here: @Rizoh.