John Ochoa is the Director of Content for the Recording Academy. His writing explores the intersection of music/arts, culture, identity and community. Prior to the Recording Academy, he was senior editor of Insomniac.com (Insomniac Events) and editor-at-large of DJ Mag North America. He has written for Rolling Stone, Billboard, Noisey/Vice, MTV News and. Brooklyn for now, Los Angeles forever. Photo by deanhammer.com for EMC.