Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson is well-known on the UK underground music scene for his love and passion of grime, UK rap, bassline, dubstep and other bass-orientated music. Having started off as a club night promoter, the 22-year-old has now gone on to become one of the most respected music journalists in the UK music scene. In his short career, Joseph has achieved an impressive amount of accolades for his young age. He currently holds the title of Editor of MTV’s urban blog, The Wrap Up, Contributing Music & Clubs Editor for SUPERSUPER Magazine, Brand Consultant for Boxfresh and has written for publications such as The Metro, The Guardian, The Sun, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Mixmag, RWD, NME, Dazed & Confused, NYLON, FADER and The Voice, to name a few!
Not content with all of that, JP, with the help of The Bridge PR based in the United States, has now joined the writing team of legendary hip-hop bible, XXL Magazine and will now be writing a UK music-based column for their popular website www.xxlmag.com.
“With this column I plan to represent the real underground talent from the grime and rap scene over here in the UK. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of people out there writing about British music for US-based publications such as XXL and my main aim is to educate the American readers with just how talented we are. Remaining humble with it, of course (laughs).”
The first column will go live November 5 and will continue every first Friday of every month.
“my main aim is to educate the American readers on just how talented we are.”