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Simone Amelia Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan is Australia’s most successful hip-hop journalist, with a career spanning print, radio, TV, and digital media.

At 23, she founded Urban Hitz, the country’s highest-selling rap and R&B publication. Later, in New York City, she served as the content director of The Source, the iconic ‘Hip-Hop Bible’ that inspired her reporting and social consciousness.

Simone is a passionate advocate for equity and inclusion, dedicating her career to mentoring young women and guiding the next generation of talent through her consulting agency, Higher Ground, and her work with Media Diversity Australia and Diversity Arts Australia.

Her debut book, Tell Her She’s Dreamin’, won the 2021 Richell Prize.

Highlights of Simone’s interviews can be seen on YouTube (13+ million views and counting) and editorial work here.

Simone is a proud ambassador for Crohn’s Colitis Australia.

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Interviews + Press Coverage

Meet Simone Amelia Jordan, 2021 Richell Prize Winner

Travel Insider: The Pop Culture Keeping Simone Amelia Jordan Busy

Australia’s Hip Hop Doyenne: Simone Amelia Jordan Wants You To Keep Dreamin’

Mecca MPOWER Interview: Journalism Icon Simone Amelia Jordan

How A Hip-Hop Writer Broke Barriers To Reach Her Goals

Read an Extract From Simone Amelia Jordan’s Tell Her She’s Dreamin’

Empower Dreamers: Hip-Hop Journalist Simone Amelia Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan “Converts” ABC Nightlife’s Audience To Hip-Hop

Unreleased Interview With Teenage Rihanna on Her First Trip to Australia Surfaces on the Internet

Founder of leading Aussie hip hop publication joins diverse women artists to drive inclusion at prestigious music awards

Simone Amelia Jordan: Hip-Hop, Ambition & Memoirs For The Ambitious

The Interviews That Made Me: How Simone Amelia Jordan Forged A Career In Hip-Hop

Simone Amelia Jordan Wins 2023 Emerging Curators Program Mentorship 

L-FRESH The Lion In Conversation W/ Simone Amelia Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan Launches Higher Ground Consulting Agency

How To Shake Off Your Imposter Syndrome W/ Simone Amelia Jordan

Meet The Winner Of The 2021 Richell Prize: Simone Amelia Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan Wins 2021 Richell Prize

From Down Under to ‘The Source’: An Interview with Simone Amelia Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan joins Media Diversity Australia

Simone Amelia Jordan Hosts #ItsOKToBeBlack Roundtable For UMG

Higher Ground Consulting Agency Launches With 1st Client (P. 22)

The Source Magazine Taps Simone Amelia As Content Director

Simone Amelia Jordan Celebrates Reebok Classics Launch

Interview w/ VIBE Magazine

‘The Boss Lady’ Talks Reebok Classics, Hip-Hop Fashion + More

Ballerific Chick: Simone Amelia Jordan

Women In Hip-Hop: Simone Amelia Jordan

‘The Dream Catcher’: Simone Amelia Jordan

Interview w/ Grindin’ Records