A Community of Creatives

CentralSauce isn’t like other platforms, and what makes us different is the community behind our platform.

We employ a bottom-up publishing approach where passion, creativity, and collaboration is prioritized over what things “should” be or “should” look like. We are highly selective about who joins our ranks and we hold each other to the highest of standards, creating substantive content that brings significance and context to the music we love.

In life, you don’t often get an opportunity to relentlessly pursue your passion with the support of like-minded creatives who feel the exact same way. Thanks to the incredible team below, CentralSauce is changing that.

CentralSauce Creators

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Edward’s Archives

Joined: May 2018

Why CentralSauce?

Sometimes you get lucky and your first home is your best home. That first home is inviting and challenging, constantly keeping you on your toes and eager for whatever might come next. If you asked me why CentralSauce is the home for my writing my first answer might be, “because they accepted me,” but a more honest answer is because the community is unlike anything I could have imagined and because the consistent willingness to grow is simultaneously inviting and challenging.”

Contact: Twitter

Support Edward’s work on Patreon!

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Ben’s Archives

Joined: April 2018

Why CentralSauce?

CentralSauce does things differently. It favours deep, well-researched, immersive content over superficial or clickbait work that leaves you as quick as you read it. The content I create can take months to research and describe, and there’s no other outlet with the capacity to publish and highlight such deep dives. My content is in-depth and takes a lot of hard work, and this is exactly what CentralSauce is.”

Contact: Twitter

Personal Blog: Ben’s Big Blog

Support Ben’s work on Patreon!

Ten Essential Songs:

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Martin’s Archives

Joined: October 2018

Contact: Twitter & Email

Personal Blog: RapAnalysis.com

Support Martin’s work on Patreon!

Ten Essential Songs:

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Conor’s Archives

Joined: July 2018

Why CentralSauce?

CentralSauce is more than just a hip hop site: it’s home to a community of likeminded writers and creatives. Whether anticipating albums, reflecting on releases or workshopping ideas, we’re bonding over our mutual appreciation of the art, expanding our horizons and learning from each other. In substituting oft-impenetrable editorial structure with collaboration and friendship, CentralSauce not only helps me get the best out of myself, but gives that best straight to the readers.

Contact: Twitter

Personal Blog: OneFourOne

Support Conor’s work on Patreon!

Ten Essential Songs:

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Habeel’s Archives

Joined: June 2018

Why CentralSauce?

The foundation and vision that CentralSauce is built on are rare amongst the polluted array of music blogs. This is a platform that is structured from the ground up, from one ingredient, passion. Not just for writing but for the content that is being written about.”

Personal Blog: FrankOcean365

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Shane’s Archives

Joined: July 2018

Why CentralSauce?

Writing has always been a personal outlet of mine, and personal is the operative word — I find solace in the distinction that it has and always will be uniquely my own, and nobody can take that away from me. But recently, I’ve had the pleasure of joining a collective of like-minded creators, and working in a collaborative environment that fosters inspiration and creativity has been an incredible experience. CentralSauce has provided an unique opportunity for writers from all over the world to be connected by a mutual love for hip-hop, and I’m grateful to be working with such talented individuals.”

Contact: Shane’s Twitter & Instagram

Personal Blog: BoomBapBible

Support Shane’s work on Patreon!

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Carter’s Archives

Joined: Carter founded CentralSauce in December 2017.

Why CentralSauce?

Media today is filled with a stifling lack of substance. With a look around at the ‘big’ outlets in music today, they constantly sacrifice passion and quality content for clickbait and memes. Music is the most important thing in our lives. It provides a soundtrack to the moments that mean the most. Music deserves better.”

Contact: Twitter & Email

Ten Essential Songs:

Fuck Clickbait.

We don't waste your time with top 10 lists, arbitrary album reviews, or any other generic, low-effort crap.
Our community is dedicated to substantive content that brings significance and meaning to the music you love.

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