Top 20 Articles and Interviews of 2013 By Mr. Joe Walker

Last year was a banner year for my writing career. I was responsible for a number of memorable pieces. But which of the lot were the best?

Here are the pieces I felt were the Top 20 standouts!


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I write "good"!| Mr. Joe Walker
 

Mr. Joe Walker "Interviews" Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for SoulTrain.com


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Mr. Joe Walker Remembers Andrae Crouch for SoulTrain.com


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Mr. Joe Walker Remembers Kevlaar 7 for SoulTrain.com


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Mr. Joe Walker Remembers ESPN's Stuart Scott for SoulTrain.com


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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ



What's the belt for?

Award-winning journalist “The Word Heavyweight Champion” Mr. Joe Walker has been a fan of professional wrestling since he was a child. Carrying the belt as an adult is a symbol of his literary accomplishments since becoming a professional writer. It's also his way of paying homage to the many professional wrestlers who helped inspire his creative thinking.

Is that a WWF belt?

“The Word Heavyweight Champion” Mr. Joe Walker proudly touts the World Wrestling Entertainment championship belt. This particular iteration of the 50-year-old title was introduced by WWE Superstar John Cena in 2005. Walker carrying this title is not only his way of paying homage to the many professional wrestlers who helped inspire his creative thinking, but a way of thanking Cena as well. Walker considers his interview with Cena in '05 a pivotal career achievement.

Are you a boxer?

The Word Heavyweight Champion” Mr. Joe Walker is a journalism and editorial professional with extensive experience in the newspaper and magazine industry. He's an accomplished Editor and Creative Director, skilled in motivating and managing editorial and writing teams to achieve desired results. 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.

How can you call yourself the World Heavyweight Champion when you're so skinny?

Mr. Joe Walker proclaims himself “The Word Heavyweight Champion” due in part to his literary accomplishments since becoming a professional writer.

It is inappropriate to call someone skinny, which is equally as inappropriate as calling someone fat.

Who do you writer for?

Mr. Joe Walker has been a staff writer for Muskegon Tribune Newspaper since 2002. He joined SoulTrain.com in 2009. Since becoming a journalism professional his work has been published 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, and MLive.com.

Are you like a blogger or something?

The Word Heavyweight Champion” Mr. Joe Walker is professional journalist, columnist and biographer, published thousands of times regionally, nationally, and 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, and MLive.com.

How many articles have you written?

The Word Heavyweight Champion” Mr. Joe Walker has been published thousands of times regionally, nationally, internationally, and online.

Who is the most famous person you've ever interviewed?

Mr. Joe Walker has interviewed a number of top celebrities and notable persons. Included on this list: 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.

Do you know Jay-Z?

Since Mr. Joe Walker's career began in 1998, “The Word Heavyweight Champion” has made the acquaintance of a number of top celebrities and notable persons. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is not one of them.

Do you know who you look like? You look like the singer Joe! Has anyone ever told you that before?

“The Word Heavyweight Champion” Mr. Joe Walker has been told he resembles “the singer Joe” at least three hundred fazziglion times. Yes, such an alarming amount of times it requires the use of a ridiculous made up word.

Why are you brown?

What??!


Top 10 Dance Tracks of 2014


[Featuring DJ Bigggz, Gigamesh, DJ Wonder and Cool V]
(SoulTrain.com)

By Mr. Joe Walker