Anthony Mclaude is a music journalist and exceptional wordsmith with a powerful journalistic writer’s right hook who reviews and reveals various media/music articles while interviewing and profiling all genres of todays established and emerging talented figures.
Growing up as a child in a Christian household raised by a single mother and grandmother during the 1990s was such a dope adventure. In his Elementary School days, he took a feeling of attraction towards rock ‘n’ roll music as he heard Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones, and Don’t Let Me Down by The Beatles playing from his uncle’s 1970 Chevy Malibu garage. Records by Madonna, Alanis Morissette, the Fugees, and Lil Suzy were also being played throughout the house by his mother, dressed in a black leather biker jacket and who would occasionally put the radio on blast.
In 7th grade back in the 2002/2003 school year, Mclaude had written the number-one narrative story amongst the class and caught the attention of his then teacher, Mrs. DeFeo as she called him upfront and said “Anthony, your story on ‘The Volcano King’ is incredible. You should be a writer.” Ever since that day, Mclaude in his rebel without a cause era has always kept those words in mind as a way to keep pushing himself past the limits.
As fifteen years past, he enrolled himself in Cumberland County College studying journalism and wrote for the university’s Award-Winning Newspaper, The Voice as he grew as a creative and tenacious reporter with a nose for news, and a passion for community journalism. In spite of the blessings outshining the hard times, he received the opportunity to be a staff writer for a local news outlet, The People’s Press of Millville, where he has written five articles, two press releases, Facebook page growth, and has received encouraging feedback from the community.
Today he is currently working for the magazines of Eclectic Shades and Rock at Night.
The showcasing love and support of each artist’s work is such a uniting feeling. Mclaude believes in the power of storytelling whether if it’s unpleasant or pleasing to the ear or not, every story that a man and a woman brings is equally important and should be heard.