Our #1 Most Influential Music Journalist in Social Media in Touré. Touré is a music journalist, cultural critic and TV personality. He is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and host of Fuse’s HipHop Shop and On the Record. He is also co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC and contributes to MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. Originally from Boston, he currently lives in Fort Green Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Touré serves on the board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee and teaches courses on the history of hip-hop at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. As one the most influential music journalists of all time, he has authored number of books including Soul City (2004), Whose Afraid of Post Blackness? What It Means To be Black Now (2011) and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon (2013).
We choose Touré as our #1 Most Influential Music Journalists in Social Media because of his overwhelming online social presence. Touré has over 112,000 Twitter followers of which he follows back 3262 himself, equaling a Twitter ratio of 0.029%. The average number of “retweets” he receives per week is 445 and the average number of his tweets that are “favorite” per week is 211. On a randomly selected day he had updated his Twitter 35 times, was mentioned in 4 separate tweets and had replied to 24 mentions. His Facebook has scored over 10,000 “likes” and has 20 people “talking about this”. Check out Touré on his various online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and his two websites www.toure.com and http://toure.typepad.com/.