Oliver Wang
Published December 14, 2013
Updated April 4, 2021

Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the Los Angeles Times.

Wang is a frequent contributor to NPR and KPCC in California, and runs the audio blog Soul Sides. He is a professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach, with a focus on race/ethnicity and social issues.


Areas of Expertise: Music, sports, cultural studies, sociology, race & ethnicity, hip-hop

Location: Los Angeles, Calif.

Contact Information:
Email: oliverwang@gmail.com
Phone: (510) 593-3565
Twitter: @oliverswang

Heard on NPR:

Tell Me More: Asian-American Artists Break Into Soul Music

All Things Considered: Kanye’s Latest A Deeply Personal Departure


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