The Hot Box is a Digital Hip-Hop Collective captivating culture by featuring the hottest in music, art, fashion, and entertainment.

The Team

Brian

Co-Founder / CEO

Brian is the Co-Founder and Head Publisher for The Hot Box. Brian founded The Hot Box with the idea ...

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Papi

Co-Founder

Queens Native, Donald (aka GodPapi), developed a true passion for Hip-Hop from young, growing up in ...

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Safyuan

Social Media / Contributor

Safyuan is a passionate and creatively minded writer for The Hot Box. Born but not raised in the DM...

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Jaime

Music Manager / Contributor

Jaime is a student currently, graduating from Wootton high school in 2013. During his time in high s...

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Terrence

Features Editor

Terrence graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013. As a lifelong fan of music...

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AL

Features Editor

A freelance journalist that draws inspiration from anything....

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Mark

Editor

Mark graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with bachelors in Communications.  Dur...

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Maliik

Editor

Originally from Queens, NY, Maliik was raised in Landover, MD. Maliik is a senior at Morgan State Un...

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Manoli

Editor

Manoli is an undergraduate student majoring in Mass Communications at Towson University. As an avid...

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Marcus

Contributor

Riley, a lifelong native of the DMV and the son of a DC musician, developed an ear for music at an e...

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The Playlist