The consummate creative, Chris Rucks has poured himself into a variety of pursuits; he’s an author, essayist, defunct music producer, screenwriter, and video producer. An entertainment professional and entrepreneur, Chris channels his creativity into the power of words, most recently publishing his first book, Don’t Make Beats Like Me, aimed to help aspiring music creatives conquer themselves in the pursuit for success.
Chris writes on a multitude of topics spanning race, music, productivity, and the human experience. He currently resides in Brooklyn, where he devours music, crafts paragraphs, inhales books, obsess over anime, and serves as creative director of www.dontmakebeats.com.
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