gerrick d. kennedy is

an award-winning journalist, cultural critic and author living and working in Los Angeles.


Kennedy is the author of Parental Discretion Is Advised, The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap and the forthcoming Exhale, an exploration of the life and career of Whitney Houston. His writing has appeared in Playboy, Cultured Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, where he has written about arts and culture since 2009.