Henry Adaso

  • Music journalist with more than 13 years of experience
  • Founded an award-winning blog on rap music


Henry Adaso is a former writer for ThoughtCo. He has been writing about hip-hop since 2005, though his passion for the music dates back to the early 1990s, when he first fell in love with Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P." Adaso founded the award-winning blog The Rap Up. He has written for Vibe, MTV, XXLHouston Press, LA Weekly, Beats Music, and Rap Rehab.


Henry Adaso has a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University.

Awards and Publications

  • American Marketing Association Crystal Award (Best B2B Website Finalist)
  • American Marketing Association Crystal Award (Best Blog Finalist)
  • Texas Social Media Award
  • "Trinidad James Payday for 'Uptown Funk'” for Rap Rehab​

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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