While I technically consider him more of a journalist that just so happens to write for a blog, Lee Castro has really shined throughout 2013 with his work done at the Miami New Times. He’s kept the hip-hop scene alive via the New Times‘ Crossfade blog and in a way it reminds me of my time (2009-2011) at the New Times doing something similar to what he’s doing now for the hip-hop scene via their publication.
You know, because Hip-hop sometimes doesn’t get the credit it deserves, and at a higher degree, local/underground Miami hip-hop doesn’t get the credit it deserves – especially in mainstream publications like the Miami New Times. So we’re glad that he’s been able to give another outlet to people like SDotBraddy, Pro Club, Pouya, B Way, Bizzy Crook, and more. Though we wish his contributions were more frequent, we’re just glad that he’s putting the effort into the scene and the reporting of it.
And plus, he has a little spunk in him as well, which every writer needs from time to time. He ended the year off with a very highly debatable list entitled “Miami’s Top Ten Rappers On The Come Up”. In all regards, its truly his opinion on who belongs on his list, but it was good dialogue and a great end of the year piece for Lee.