Urbanislandz.com was founded in 2010 with the core purpose to help fans of reggae/dancehall and hip hop discover new music, exciting artists, get the latest news and reviews. Over the past decade, we’ve had the privilege to interview some great artists like Mavado, Tyga, Nesbeth, and record label heads like Joe Bogdanovich. Urbanislandz.com has also been featured in media outlets like the Jamaica Observer, The Fader, and Vibe magazine. Our team of writers and contributors are music lovers just like you with a deep passion for telling the stories behind the music and the artists. Urbanisland.com is updated daily with fresh content that reaches over 2 million readers monthly and 5 million at its peak.
Editorial Guidelines & Ethics
We pride ourselves on being an independent publication. Our editorial team and contributors are passionate about reggae/dancehall and hip hop culture. They are not influenced by any outside interests including but not limited to outside investors, government, celebrities, advertisers, or special interests of any kind.
All our writers and contributors are paid by Urban Islandz solely and are not motivated by any third-party compensation.
We do not accept paid content of any kind, including but not limited to paid reviews and submissions.
We strictly published content on established celebrities with a vested interest in the entertainment niche we covered.
We do not publish stories that jeopardize the safety, health, and well-being of anyone in the subject line.
We do not share personal information about celebrities and musicians we cover, including but not limited to personal phone numbers and addresses.
We have in place three layers of editors who fact-check stories we break and try to only source information from credible sources with a track record for providing accurate and detailed information.
Corrections: Urban Islandz promptly responds to requests for corrections to any piece of content we published on this platform and on our social media pages. We also regularly accept feedback from our readers and consider all feedbacks a part of our mission. Reach out to our editorial team or visit our contact us page to get in touch.
CEO & Publisher – Nick Campbell: Nick is the founder of Urban Islandz and captain of the team. Through his vision, Urbanislandz.com has grown to become the largest reggae/dancehall publication globally and is ranked in the top 10 among hip hop publications. Nick has over 16 years of experience working in many capacity in the music industry in Jamaica and the United States, including PR and independent promotion. He also has a good ear for music and saw the star quality in some of the biggest names in dancehall before getting their big break. Some of his favorite artists are Agent Sasco, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Sizzla, Popcaan, Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and DMX.
Editor – Michael Stephens: Michael joined Urban Islandz in 2010. He has 13 years of experience as a playwright and music journalist both printed and digital. Through his work ethics and dedication for telling engaging stories, he has moved into an editor capacity. He still listens to Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill music every day.
Administration & assistant editor – Shaneile Wallace: Shaneile is the superwoman who make sure things run smoothly at Urban Islandz and spearhead our charity work. She holds a Masters in Psychology and has a passion for helping children. She also ensure contents don’t go against our guidelines. Some of her favorite artists includes Mavado, Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Drake.
Soje Leslie – Staff writer covering news, dancehall, and reggae. Soje has over 10 years experience as a journalist covering celebrity, music, and pop culture.
Devi Seitaram – A Jamaican-Guyanese journalist with over 11 years experience.
Stacy McIntosh – Stacy is a season entertainment journalist with 8 years working with Urban Islandz and other publications.
Anna-Kaye Kerr – Anna is a freelance writer and blogger with over 4 years experience.
Kady Anglin – Writes reggae, dancehall, and hip hop news and contributes editorials.
Sasha Star – Writes celebrity content for Urban Islandz
Orlando Dowlatt – A freelance writer and disc jockey by profession. He knows music.
Jamie Litton – Contributes Hip Hop, R&B, celebrity, and pop news.
Brian Pitter – Contributes reggae and dancehall news and music updates.
Shirvan Williams – Contributes Reggae, Dancehall Hip Hop, and music news.
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Write For Us
We’re always looking for talented writers to join the team. Are you talented and ethical writer with a deep knowledge of reggae/dancehall, hip hop, and pop culture? Reach out to our editorial team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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