Shea Serrano

Freelance Writer

Has Written For: Grantland, XXL, The Source, Village Voice, LA Weekly, Houston Press, Four Pins, The Basketball Jones, SLAM, Filter, URB

Rule: Work for (and with) and search out (and attempt to befriend) people who are smarter than you.

"If every so often you don't read something that makes you think, 'Jesus Christ, this is amazing, and everything I've ever written is absolutely the worst in comparison,' then you need to keep better e-company. I've been fortunate enough to write for some positively brilliant people—Margaret Downing, Chris Gray, Ben Westhoff, Mark Lisanti, Rob Harvilla, and Lawrence Schlossman to name a few. It's important to be near that; good begets good, and all that."

Favorite Pieces and Projects:

"Drake Was Whispering Encouragement in My Ear While I Was Having Sex" (LA Weekly)

"Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance" (LA Weekly)

Rap Coloring Book (A jumbo coloring and rap activity Tumblr I launched with Bun B last month)

Website / @SheaSerrano