Rose Lilah – Editor-in-Chief

Rose Lilah updates HNHH daily, while also managing the other writers on staff and all HNHH contributors. She oversees site content in general, whether that be video, editorial, or music. Not so unlike Kanye, she just wants one thing out of life: dopeness.

Favorite Hip Hop Artists: Atmosphere, Eminem, Sir Michael Rocks, Jay Z, The-Dream, Curren$y, Drake, Ab-Soul, Boldy James, Outkast, Kevin Gates

Alex Zidel – Managing Editor

Alex Zidel began working at HotNewHipHop as a Staff Writer in February 2018 before becoming the Managing Editor in June 2019.

Favorite Hip Hop Artists: Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Young Thug, XXXTentacion, Youngboy Never Broke Again

Mitch Findlay – Features Editor

Mitch Findlay is a writer and Hip Hop journalist based in Montreal. Resident old head by default. Enjoys writing Original Content about music, albums, lyrics, and rap history. His favorite memories include interviewing J.I.D and EarthGang at the “Revenge Of The Dreamers 3” studio sessions in Atlanta and receiving a phone call from Dr. Dre. In his spare time, he makes horror movies.

Aron A. – Staff Writer

Aron A. is a music writer and journalist currently based in Montreal. Focused on Hip Hop culture, he seeks to discover the stories behind the art.

Alexander Cole – Sports & Sneakers Editor

Alex is a Concordia University journalism alumni who currently writes daily content related to sports and sneakers for HNHH. Over the past year, he has interviewed the likes of Damian Lillard, Steve Stoute, DJ Scream, and even Antonio Brown. Some of his work includes our first long-form investigative piece, Rap Or Go To The League, as well as various pieces of Original Content centered around trending topics in sports and streetwear. Alex has also started hosting Sneaker Unboxings for the HNHH YouTube page. While the audience may not enjoy his dry sense of humor, his mom certainly does.

Erika Marie – Staff Writer

Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist who works predominantly in the fields of music, true crime, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles-based writer, blogger, resin artist, and poet has been actively involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for 15 years. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She believes in laughing often, being kind… and blasting Motown, New Jack Swing, ’90s R&B & Hip Hop hits, & Indie Rock at obnoxious levels. She’s also an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen.

Cole Blake – Staff Writer

Cole Blake is a Queens, NY-based writer who is finishing up his BA in Journalism at St. John’s University. He’s a Hip Hop obsessive who is guaranteed to play at least one JPEGMAFIA song if he’s on AUX. You can check out more of his hot takes on all things music, film, TV, and politics on his Twitter.

Admin Team

  • Saro D. – Owner & Co-Founder
  • Massimo F. – Chief Technical Officer
  • Nareg T. – Full-Stack Developer
  • Jack T. – Operations Manager
  • Adil Z. – Front-End Developer
  • Thomas Egan – Video Editor

Sales Team

  • Paul Pirotta – VP of Brand Partnerships & Media Sales
  • Mike R. – Manager of Brand Partnewrships & Content


We are always on the lookout for new and talented people to join the HNHH network. We need writerscontributors, and correspondents to provide new and original content and act as our eyes and ears. We need people with a great sense of Hip Hop music, culture, and fashion.

Opportunities range from article writing, album reviews, event coverage, artist interviews, and tons of music industry press/ promotional opportunities. If you can’t live without Hip Hop and would like to be a part of the growing HNHH team, contact (subject line: Contributor).


An HNHH internship is an excellent opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in a dynamic and creative work environment. A successful intern must possess a good work ethic, be punctual, be a self-starter, and exhibit excellent organizational and team skills. Ultimately, we are looking for interns that have the drive to move their careers forward in a work environment that recognizes talent, hard work, and growth potential.

All interns must be presently enrolled with an accredited college, trade program, or university. Students must provide a letter from their schools confirming that they will receive school credit. Our internships are for credit only. For more information contact (subject line: Internship).