Flatline is a writer based in Seattle, Washington. A long time fan of hip hop since the mid 80's, he grew up on classic artists such as Kool Moe Dee, Beastie Boys, Eric B. & Rakim, Run-DMC, Boogie Down
Productions, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Ice-T, N.W.A, Public Enemy and many others.
During college, Flatline launched a popular hip hop show which ran from 1994 through 1996. In 1998, he signed up on the message board at publicenemy.com and was a frequent contributor through many conversations and debates. It was through his many posts there that he was discovered by Chuck D of Public Enemy. The rhyme animal asked
him to contribute as a writer to one of his sites at the time, rapstation.com.
Over the next couple of years, Flatline wrote articles and interviewed such artists as MC Ren, Everlast, CL Smooth, Masta Ace and R.A. The Rugged Man for the site. After rapstation.com closed shop, he was approached in 2009 by Chuck D and Gary G-Wiz of The Bomb Squad to contribute to a new site. A super site. A site that would support and celebrate all of the old school artists that he had grown up on and it was called HIPHOPGODS.com.
Since the launch of HIPHOPGODS in the fall of 2009, the site has slowly picked up steam and traffic, with classic artists signing up left and right to showcase their old and new material. Now in 2011, it only makes sense to take HIPHOPGODS to the next level, with a brand new internet show entitled, "Can You Hear Me Now? HIPHOPGODS Radio." Hosted by Flatline, the 60 minute weekly show will feature classic and brand new material from old school artists and will fall under the umbrella of the newly relaunched rapstation.com.
Forever a student of hip hop and supporting in all ways possible, Flatline is in this for the long haul with a genuine love for the culture. In 2011 and beyond, taking a cue from the mighty Public Enemy, it's time to bring the noise.