The Best of Mr. Joe Walker

I enjoyed speaking with you, Joe. It's nice to talk to somebody that has some sense.” - Chaka Khan

Mr. Joe Walker




Here you will find an extensive list of links to articles, interviews and columns written by "The Word Heavyweight Champion" Mr. Joe Walker - biographer, author, and columnist; currently a senior writer for SoulTrain.com, writer of popular Concrete Magazine blog Tinna: See, and contributor to Liquid Arts & Entertainment. Co-creator of TheGrooveSpot.com and long time staff writer for Muskegon Tribune, Walker's acclaimed work has been published thousands of times regionally, nationally, internationally, and online. 

Before acclaimed writer Mr. Joe Walker writes one of his engrossing articles, the Muskegon, MI native first considers how the reader will be affected. He closely evaluates the subject matter for its most interesting points, then determines if it can be written articulately and compellingly into a readable complete story. From beginning to end, Walker assesses whether the source contains not only a well-paced flow, but more importantly an honest passionate tone readers can emotionally invest in. “As I matured, it became more important to me which aspect of the reader I was actually entertaining,” Walker says. "I stop being an entertainment writer and started being an entertaining writer."

Mr. Joe Walker's career began in 1998 as co-creator and writer of the pioneering online magazine The Groove Spot Online Hip-hop Magazine. In 2002 he joined the staff of Muskegon Tribune Newspaper, named a senior writer for SoulTrain.com in 2010. Since becoming a journalism professional his work has been published thousands of times regionally, nationally, internationally, and online in more than 30 highly respected publications such as Real Detroit Weekly, Pure DOPE Magazine, Notion, Hearsay Now Music Magazine, Kalamazoo Gazette, Black Noir Magazine, Buzz Magazine, Lansing City Pulse, Revue Magazine, Lansing State Journal, RIME Magazine, Arizona Weekly Magazine, AllHipHop.com, WrestlingInc.com, PWMania.com, and MLive.com.


On Walker's extensive list of notable interviews: Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Keyshia Cole, Tamela Mann, Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson, Thomas Kinkade, Cari Champion, John Cena, Janelle Monae, 50 Cent, Rihanna, Ice Cube, Destiny's Child, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Najee, Busta Rhymes, Full Force, Tyga, Matt Barnes, Mark Henry, Estelle, Omar Lye-Fook, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Rodney Perry, DJ Drama, Twista, Raekwon, Ghostface, Illmind, Eternia, Tank, Kerry Krucial, Lou Ski Carr, Andrea Helms, Rockie Fresh, Joss Stone, J. Cole, T3, De La Soul, Jawn Murray, Brodus Clay, Kierra Sheard, Jon Connor, J. Cole, Raven Simone, Tasha Cobbs, Anthony Anderson, Hill Harper, and Tye Tribbett. | MJW

Mr. Joe Walker Interviews Hope for SoulTrain.com


By Mr. Joe Walker