London born Lily Mercer writes about rebels and revolutionaries from all walks of life. She has a weekly radio show, The Lily Mercer Show, on Rinse FM on Monday mornings from 1-3am [GMT] playing the best new, underground Hip Hop. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to i-D Online, Clash Magazine, Noisey and Soul Culture. As the online editor-in-chief of SB.TV, the UK’s most popular youth broadcaster, Lily has interviewed names like Mary J. Blige and Nas.
Studying Journalism at London College of Fashion, Lily created a magazine in which she explored some of the causes of anger in young people, focusing on social issues. For this project, she received a First-Class honours degree. While studying, she worked for WAH! Magazine, eventually editing the magazine and assisting Sharmadean Reid during the launch of WAH! Nails.
Lily has interviewed:
Nas – Mary J. Blige – Pete Rock – Raekwon – Just Blaze – Swizz Beats – Ghostface Killah – Mystikal – Waka Flocka Flame – A$AP Rocky – Alchemist – Mobb Deep – Method Man – Cypress Hill – Kendrick Lamar – Hit Boy –French Montana – Pitbull – Chuck Inglish – Danny Brown – Mac Miller – Freddie Gibbs – Stalley – Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Boldy James – Action Bronson – Flatbush Zombies – Bodega Bamz – The Underachievers – Children Of The Night – GrandeMarshall – Kilo Kish – RATKING – Prince SAMO – Deniro Farrar – Wavy Spice – Metro Zu – Darq E Freaker – Dallas Austin – Funkmaster Flex – Bone Thugs N Harmony – Jim Jones – Pharoahe Monch – Slaughterhouse – Jeru the Damaja – Master Killer – Ski Beatz – DJ Whoo Kid – U-God – Elzhi – Pace Won – Black Milk – Naughty By Nature – Killer Mike – Ill Bill – Vinnie Paz – Uncle Murda – Marsha Ambrosius – Sway – Bashy – Jeremih – Jazmine Sullivan – Labrinth – Ry
Photo by Jessica Rose Lehrman.