About Chad M Kiser

Chad M. Kiser is a journalist, publicist, and entrepreneur. As a journalist, he has interviewed numerous high-profile artists and producers for top media publications including XXL Magazine, HipHopDX, AllHipHop, Ambrosia For Heads, and others.

As a publicist, Chad —whom Ben Westhoff of the LA Weekly once dubbed as a “crackerjack PR rep”—has been involved with many remarkable projects featuring Johnny Depp, MC Ren (BBC/Wall Street Journal), Sir Jinx (VH-1 / BBC), D.O.C. (Award-winning Playboy Magazine article in 2013), E-A-Ski (XXL Magazine), Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, MC Breed (Allhiphop/TMZ), Warren G (XXL Magazine) among others.

Chad has been instrumental in coordinating the appearances of several clients, as well as having his interviews sourced, in critically acclaimed books written by Soren Baker (The History of Gangster Rap: From Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar, the Rise of a Great American Art Form), Ben Westoff (Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap), Gerrick Kennedy (Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap), Loren Kajikawa (Sounding Race In Rap Songs), Felicia Viator (To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America), Jonathan Abrams (The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip-Hop), and others.

Chad has both spearheaded and helped facilitate spectacular publicity campaigns that have been featured on prominent media like TMZ (MC Breed, DJ King Assassin, DJ Yella of NWA, MC Ren), BBC Music (Sharon Osbourne Presents Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Dodgiest Deals), National Geographic (Facing Suge Knight), MTV, VH-1 (Behind The Music / UPRISING: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots), and The Wall Street Journal.

Other notable credits and bylines include:  BET, Vibe Magazine, ESPN, 2DopeBoyz, VladTV, Yahoo! News, LA Weekly, Phoenix News Times, The Source Magazine, SPIN Magazine, HipHopWeekly, XXL Magazine, NahRight, RapRadar, USA Today, SOHH, Hollywood Life, Rolling Stone Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Huffington Post, US Weekly, Wet Paint, Page Six (New York Post), E! News, Ambrosia For Heads, Billboard, OMG from Yahoo!, Power 106, AOL’s Spinner, The DailyMail (UK), AOL Blackvoices, SiriusXM, Fox News, Concrete Loop, BallerStatus, News.com (Australia), Ace Showbiz, WorldStarHipHop, Playboy Magazine, DJ Booth, TheStir, Funkmaster Flexx, Jossip, Greg Street, Variety Magazine, Vevo, Dubcnn, KarmaLoop, AllHipHop, HotNewHipHop, Black Enterprise, MSN News, MediaTakeOut, BlackSportsOnline, KevinNottingham, Fader, Dr Funkenberry, CNN, TheCoreDJs, New York Times, ABC 20/20, Inside Edition, Necole Bitchie, Inquisitr, Contact Music, Howard Stern, In Touch Magazine, Hollywood Scoop, The Hollywood Reporter, Bootleg Kev, Live Mixtapes, The Christian Post, Dat Piff, NecoleBitchie, ThisIs50, One West Magazine, Mass Appeal…and many, many more!