Touré and daughter

I LOVE

my wife and kids
my friends
Brooklyn
Hiphop
Invisible Man
Richard Pryor
Nina Simone
The Godfather
Baldwin
Didion
Nabokov
Morrison
Prince
I am a writer, TV host, podcaster, father, husband, brother, son, and Brooklynite. I am the host of the new television show BingeWorthy and new podcasts Love City and The Touré Show.
I currently write articles for Rolling Stone, the NY Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Nation, Time, Ebony, Tennis, Vogue, Playboy, Vice, and many others. I wrote Rolling Stone cover stories on Jay, Beyonce, Eminem, Lauryn, Alicia, Snoop, DMX, Adele, and others.
I am the author of five books. I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon (2013). Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now (2012). Never Drank the Kool-Aid: Essays (2006). Soul City (2004). And The Portable Promised Land (2003). I am currently at work on two more books. I’m working with Rakim on his autobiography. I’m also writing a book about why men cheat. Look for those in 2017.
I was a co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC (2012-15). I was also the host of the Hiphop Shop on Fuse (2009-12), the Black Carpet on BET (2006-08), I’ll Try Anything Once on Treasure HD (2008), and Spoke N Heard on MTV2 (2003-04). I was also CNN’s Pop Culture Contributor (2004-06).
I started as an intern at Rolling Stone who got fired but stuck around for another decade and got introduced to the media life. Thanks to all my friends there for helping me start this journey.

“TOURE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE WRITERS. I’VE WATCHED HIM GROW AND MATURE INTO THE THINKING MAN’S WRITER FOR THE NEW ERA” ~ Questlove

“TOURE DEMOLISHES THE NOTION THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO BE RACIALLY AUTHENTIC.” ~ Gwen Ifill, Journalist

“HE’S A ONE MAN MEDIA CONGLOMERATE.” ~ Tina Brown

“HE’S A RACIST” Rush Limbaugh

“HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW HIS LAST NAME.” Stephen Colbert

“DUMB AS A ROCK TOURE DOESN’T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE-MERELY A SIMPLETON RACIST. REALLY BAD RATINGS, REALLY STUPID GUY.” Donald J. Trump | @realDonaldTrump 9:53 PM – 9 Sep 2013

BLOG, ESSAYS AND TV

January 22, 2017 in Blog

Me and my co-host Jessica Shaw talk and argue about modern TV!

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January 22, 2017 in Blog

Bill Clinton Talks To Me About the Foundation

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December 22, 2016 in Blog

The Revolution’s Reunion Shows Were Thrilling But Sad

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