Roy Christopher is an aging BMX and skateboarding zine kid. That’s where he learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. He has since written about music, media, and culture for everything from self-published zines and personal blogs to national magazines and academic journals. He most recently contributed to Post Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production (punctum books, 2019). He was assistant editor of Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture (MIT Press, 2008) and self-published the first volume of Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes (Well-Red Bear, 2007). He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book is Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future (Repeater, 2019).