Let's show some love to the Best Hip-Hop Editors in the World. No one knows much about them because they keep their bylines behind the scenes, allowing their writing to shine. Besides, they collaborate so closely on each piece it is unfair to give any one of them more credit than the other.
The Best Hip-Hop Editors in the World are the most read and referenced writers in the hip-hop space. Though many question their authority, most fans and professionals I know use their articles as starting points whenever they are looking for info on any rapper, mainstream or obscure.
I've eavesdropped in on some discussions of this close knit yet international editorial squad. I admire their passion and devotion to properly profiling this music culture of ours. I think they've found the right mix of speed, accuracy, depth, and topical breadth.
The paid staffs at The Source, Vibe, XXL, SOHH, and Allhiphop are put to shame by these unpaid volunteers.
Myself? I'm kinda jealous. I want to be down with their crew - Wikipedia's Hip-Hop Project, the best hip-hop editors in the world.