my wife and kids
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 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 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
March 25, 2017 in Blog
Kaepernick’s Crime, to Trump: He Comes From Obama’s America
March 17, 2017 in Blog
The Liar-In-Chief & The Dangers of Post-Truth Politics
January 22, 2017 in Blog
Me and my co-host Jessica Shaw talk and argue about modern TV!