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Gerrick D. Kennedy is an award-winning journalist currently reporting on pop music for The Los Angeles Times.  

Kennedy has interviewed some of music's biggest players including Mariah Carey, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Drake, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Lil Wayne and the Weeknd.

His reporting has led to guest spots on "The Today Show," "Dateline," "20/20," "Entertainment Tonight," "The Michael Eric Dyson Show" as well as appearances on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, TVOne, Revolt TV and Fuse.

An Ohio native, he earned a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University, where he was a founding member of the campus chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.  In 2012, Kennedy was named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and in 2014 the Advocate featured him in its annual 40 Under 40 list.

Kennedy's debut book, Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap is set for release on December 5, 2017 through Atria.