This post is an explanation as to who is behind Blood Is One and the concept behind the website. It will replace the original post on the subject.
The Staff/Contributors Behind Blood Is One:
Michael Powell/Orion - Powell has been doing music themed journalism for years - since the early 2000s. He has contributed to Seaspot Magazine, the Pacific Publishing Company, Parcbench.com, the San Francisco Examiner, United Liberty and other publications. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from California State University - East Bay. He started in Blood Is One in late 2011 but started the process of relaunching it in early 2013 - the process of finding a new writing voice and a new voice for a fast changing rap world was difficult.
Jeff Abplanalp - Abplanalp is a friend of Blood Is One's founder, going back to 1999. He has designed most of Blood Is One's visuals - the banner, the layout, etc. He has been invaluable in getting the site back off the ground and has been on location during many of the website's video shoots.
Dyllyn Greenwood - Greenwood is a local rapper in the Seattle area. Greenwood is the brains behind Blood Is One's upcoming video projects and has a pretty healthy idea of what he wants to see hip-hop journalism look like. We're really excited to have him on board with us.
Keith C. Ancker - Acker was the founder's editor while working at Seaspot Magazine in the early 2000s. Ancker is a prolific writer who can bounce from music coverage to libertarian politics. Ancker's contributions so far have been top notch - we really look forward to having him on board for the long haul. No matter what his contribution level to this website ends up being, Ancker is integral to the site's existence - when the founder suffered a nervous breakdown, it was Ancker who lobbied him to get things moving again.