Marcus J. Moore


Marcus J. Moore, 31, is a professional music journalist and a lifelong Prince George’s County resident. He grew up in Landover and now resides in Hyattsville. Mr. Moore writes regularly for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), MTV Hive, Washington City Paper, and Drowned in Sound, among other publications. For these outlets, he reviews albums, writes essays and blog posts, and pens comprehensive feature stories. He premieres songs, interviews musicians, and covers concerts in DC and beyond. Mr. Moore analyzes all genres of music, from hip-hop and jazz, techno, and folk, and everything inbetween.

Mr. Moore has written for Paste Magazine, AOL Spinner, Prefix Magazine, and The Washington Post Company. In 2008, he wrote an essay for The Root that questioned Okayplayer’s relevance in the current internet landscape; he then conducted a live chat on that essay for The Post’s website. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Moore covered local politics, Prince George’s County business, and Montgomery County education for The Gazette newspapers in Maryland. From November 2010 to February 2012, he worked full time as a news editor for AOL, where he launched Upper Marlboro Patch and helped establish it as a go-to site for entertainment and community news.