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At 28, Legendary Music Writer Danyel Smith Learned From Leaving

Since her early days as a journalist, Danyel Smith has made it her career mission to put Black music front-and-center in mainstream media. She made her mark with intimate interviews with the world’s biggest stars — Beyoncé, Wesley Snipes, and Simone Biles — the secret to which is Smith candor.
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Danyel Smith Is Dedicated to Giving Black Women in Music Their Flowers

Danyel Smith has long championed the criminally overlooked work of Black women in music. And that is evident in her words and her résumé. Whether helming Vibe magazine, being an editor at Billboard, or penning cultural think pieces for ESPN's The Undefeated, Smith's editorial legacy centers on the Black women musicians who soundtracked not just her own life but entire generations.
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