Janee Bolden

Curls & Culture


Janeé originally hails from Birmingham, AL, but her childhood was spent in College Park, GA, Brookline, MA and Iowa City, IA before attending college in NYC. A hip-hop buff and avid lover of words, Janeé graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Africana Studies. She also earned her MFA in Fiction from NYU’s Creative Writing program before launching a career as an entertainment journalist.

Her work at SOHH, XXL, The Source and VIBE.com includes interviews with Janet Jackson, The Game, The Dream, Young Jeezy, Pusha T, Three 6 Mafia, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, B.O.B. and many more.

In addition to her current position as Managing Editor of Bossip.com, Janeé has produced several panels related to her career as a female entertainment writer and entrepreneur. A skilled moderator and public speaker, Janeé has hosted events for numerous artists and enjoys partaking in just about every kind of cultural experience, whether it be film, art, fashion or music related