About Us

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

Urbanislandz.com is wholly owned and published by Urban Islandz Media LLC, with locations in Atlanta and Jamaica. 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 Media LLC 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.

 

Our Staff

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 largest reggae/dancehall publication globally and ranked in the top 10 among hip hop publications. Nick has over 16 years of experience working in many capacities 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 and has 13 years of experience as a play writer 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 a 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.

Contributors:

Don Munroe – Staff writer covering news, dancehall, and reggae. Don has over 10 years experience as an entertainment journalist.

Stacy McIntosh – Stacy is a season entertainment journalist with 6 years working with Urban Islandz covering. She covers hip hop/rap and R&B music. Her favorite artists includes Drake, Future, Fetty Wap and Beenie Man.

Anna-Kaye Kerr – Writer for dancehall and hip hop content

Orlando Dowlatt – writer for new music, dancehall, and hip hop news

K.D. Anglin – Writer for reggae, dancehall, and hip hop news and editorials

Sasha Star – Writer for hip hop and R&B content

James Maxwell – Contribute dancehall and reggae news.

Debbie Murry – Contribute Hip Hop and pop news.

Soje Leslie – Contributor news and album reviews

To contact the Editor or any staff writers listed above.

Email: editor@urbanislandz.com

 

 

Advertising

Urban Islandz.com welcome partnerships, sponsors, content syndication or general advertisers. Contact us here with your request and a representative will contact you within 24 hours.

Employment Inquiries

To become a writer or contributor please contact us here.

We are always interesting in writers and contributors to enhance our content and tell the stories behind the music and major events in the dancehall and hip hop space. All our writers are paid, therefore, we don’t access guest posts or paid content distribution.

For all other inquiries and request contact us here.

 

Contact

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