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Soren Baker [pictured with Tech N9ne after the release concert for “Everready (The Religion)” in Kansas City, November 2006] has had more than 2,200 articles published in such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Source and, the overwhelming majority of them focusing on hip-hop culture. The Maryland native has penned liner notes for albums by 2Pac, Ice Cube, N.W.A, Gang Starr and others. He has also worked on television programs for VH1 and Fuse and has sold a movie script. Baker has written and produced DVDs for Tech N9ne and Chingy and is the author of 2006’s “The Music Library: The History of Rap and Hip-Hop.” His second book, “I’m The White Guy -- The Tech N9ne Edition,” is available on