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Journalism

Before I made stuff up for a living, I spent a decade not making stuff as a freelance journalist. My work appeared in dozens of publications in over ten countries, and even won a few awards. Here’s a non-exhaustive selection of the ones I’m most proud of.

The woman who built a coffee empire from a small town

The woman who built a coffee empire from a small town

Mind of a Murderer

Mind of a Murderer

The near death experience that created a tech millionaire

The near death experience that created a tech millionaire

A-Wa: Ancient Noise

A-Wa: Ancient Noise

Burning Issue

Burning Issue

The power of story: How fiction writing can improve your productivity and well-being

The power of story: How fiction writing can improve your productivity and well-being

How To Run A Pro Studio – The Ultimate Guide

How To Run A Pro Studio – The Ultimate Guide

The Bluffer’s Guide To Synthesisers

The Bluffer’s Guide To Synthesisers

Nanorobotics technology: tiny robots’ fantastic voyage

Nanorobotics technology: tiny robots’ fantastic voyage

Acoustic technology to combat California drought

Acoustic technology to combat California drought

The celebrity chef who brought posh curries to Canada

The celebrity chef who brought posh curries to Canada

Cult heroes: Marco Polo is the Canadian who defines the sound of New York rap

Cult heroes: Marco Polo is the Canadian who defines the sound of New York rap

An online game that’ll help pay off your student debt

An online game that’ll help pay off your student debt

Meet Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who wants you to pay $1,000 for his album

Meet Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who wants you to pay $1,000 for his album

Corporate growth: when marijuana meets big money

Corporate growth: when marijuana meets big money

Meet the man behind this year’s hottest hip-hop beat

Meet the man behind this year’s hottest hip-hop beat

The value of celebrity endorsements

The value of celebrity endorsements

Briggs: there’s no such thing as black and white hip-hop, just good and bad

Briggs: there’s no such thing as black and white hip-hop, just good and bad

Can you read a novel in three hours?

Can you read a novel in three hours?

Tech N9ne Explains His Plans for World Domination as He Embarks on Canadian Tour

Tech N9ne Explains His Plans for World Domination as He Embarks on Canadian Tour

Could An Evil Mega-Corporation Ever Exist In Real Life?

Could An Evil Mega-Corporation Ever Exist In Real Life?

The Hilltop Hoods: ‘we all wait to see what they do next’

The Hilltop Hoods: ‘we all wait to see what they do next’

Get a job in the music industry

Get a job in the music industry

Song Nation: the album that shows showcases indigenous hip-hop

Song Nation: the album that shows showcases indigenous hip-hop

360 turn: the rapper on recovering from addiction

360 turn: the rapper on recovering from addiction

Iggy Azalea: the least important thing to happen to Aussie hip-hop

Iggy Azalea: the least important thing to happen to Aussie hip-hop

Zion I: Bay Area Blood

Zion I: Bay Area Blood

Seth Sentry: tomorrow belongs to this waiter-turned-rapper

Seth Sentry: tomorrow belongs to this waiter-turned-rapper

The Men Who Build Mountains

The Men Who Build Mountains

Iapetus Records: DIY hip-hop

Iapetus Records: DIY hip-hop

Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot

Rhymesayers – the finest independent hip-hop label in the world?

Rhymesayers – the finest independent hip-hop label in the world?

Licensed to Illy: Australia’s answer to Jay Z

Licensed to Illy: Australia’s answer to Jay Z

Light chasers

Light chasers

Championship mode: How Sally McLintock and the DMCs changed DJing

Championship mode: How Sally McLintock and the DMCs changed DJing

The Skater’s Guide to Shanghai

The Skater’s Guide to Shanghai

Rick Ross’s secret weapon comes from the Lake District

Rick Ross’s secret weapon comes from the Lake District

GrassWire aims to sort fact from fiction on social networks

GrassWire aims to sort fact from fiction on social networks

M-Phazes is one of the best hip-hop producers on Earth. Get used to it.

M-Phazes is one of the best hip-hop producers on Earth. Get used to it.

Meet Matt Kruse, the man making Facebook better

Meet Matt Kruse, the man making Facebook better

SA’s music video mastermind

SA’s music video mastermind

How The Last Skeptik made sixteen music videos and came out smiling

How The Last Skeptik made sixteen music videos and came out smiling

Sydney studio’s wild designs

Sydney studio’s wild designs

Crowdfunding could offer a financial lifeline to some journalists

Crowdfunding could offer a financial lifeline to some journalists

Bringing music downloads to South African townships

Bringing music downloads to South African townships

Hip-hop straight outta … Westminster reference library

Hip-hop straight outta … Westminster reference library

Would better forum software make the internet a nicer place?

Would better forum software make the internet a nicer place?

Flow like the river: Big K.R.I.T. and Mississippi’s flood of hip-hop

Flow like the river: Big K.R.I.T. and Mississippi’s flood of hip-hop

Is short fiction still relevant

Is short fiction still relevant

Socks by subscription: the tech guy who wants to revolutionise South African fashion

Socks by subscription: the tech guy who wants to revolutionise South African fashion

Meet the fetish model who became an internet privacy activist

Meet the fetish model who became an internet privacy activist

Out of the Fire

Out of the Fire

Blitz The Ambassador

Blitz The Ambassador

Label Engine: the software that’s rewriting the rules for record labels

Label Engine: the software that’s rewriting the rules for record labels

Lace Up

Lace Up

Them’s Fighting Words

Them’s Fighting Words

The New York mafioso who took the rap

The New York mafioso who took the rap

Shrien Dewani could stand trial in SA

Shrien Dewani could stand trial in SA

Kader Asmal hailed in London

Kader Asmal hailed in London

London riots: An eyewitness account

London riots: An eyewitness account

Inside the world of IMAX 3D projectionists

Inside the world of IMAX 3D projectionists

Jehst – an analogue rapper in a digital world

Jehst – an analogue rapper in a digital world

Detroit’s women rappers: ‘It’s time for us to take control’

Detroit’s women rappers: ‘It’s time for us to take control’

Breathing life into the ANC abroad

Breathing life into the ANC abroad

Hip-hop: who represents South Africa?

Hip-hop: who represents South Africa?

Street music: Why face-to-face mixtape selling still matters

Street music: Why face-to-face mixtape selling still matters

Termanology: Poppin’ Bottles

Termanology: Poppin’ Bottles

Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae: The Odd Couple

Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae: The Odd Couple

Joell Ortiz: Suit up

Joell Ortiz: Suit up

Big in Tehran and Amman, Israel’s heavy metal warriors

Big in Tehran and Amman, Israel’s heavy metal warriors

Sean Price: The Contender

Sean Price: The Contender