Year: 2021

Dalton Higgins

Publicist, Author,

Dalton Higgins is a publicist, author of six books (including Drake biography Far From Over: The Music & Life of Drake), National Magazine Award-winning journalist and co-host of the Black Tea podcast on Rogers Media. A semi-retired (recovering?) music presenter, Higgins’ books are carried everywhere from Cleveland’s Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame & Museum collection, to Harvard University’s hip hop archive. Higgins has conducted many up close and personal interviews with a long list of Black music and culture icons; from Charlamagne Tha God and the late J Dilla, all the way to Jermaine Dupri (So So Def) and Chuck D (Public Enemy). Higgins has worked as a producer on a number of broadcast and podcast initiatives throughout the USA and Canada including CBC’s recent five part This Is Not A Drake podcast series voted one of Apple’s 2020 Best of the Year podcasts. As a publicist and indie PR company owner Higgins has managed publicity campaigns for a wide range of national and international artists over the last decade including Grammy Award winners and nominees (Buju Banton, Larnell Lewis / Aloe Blacc, A-Trak); BET Award winners (Giggs, Stonebwoy), Juno Award winners and nominees (Jazz Cartier, Kardinal Offishall, Classified / Allan Rayman, Emmanuel Jal); Soul Train Music Award winners (Snoh Aalegra), winners of the UK’s Mercury Prize (Benjamin Clementine), France’s Victoires de la Musique / French Grammy’s (Orelsan), and for the world renowned King of Soca, Trinidad’s Machel Montano.