About Us

Step Off! Magazine is one of the premier online magazine in San Diego! We breathe Hip-Hop music and culture. We aim to share our love of Hip- Hop with the community and hopefully gain a few new lovers of the genre. Music brings people together so we hope to unite those of different political ideologies, backgrounds and walks of life together and start a conversation. From time to time, we put out in depth editorials that are well researched that offer up social commentary. Aside from that, we aim to create a platform for new artists, DJs/producers and performers. We believe that we need to now, more than ever, unite and become one given the state of the country at the moment. Step Off! Magazine is all about covering the news that affects us every day while still showcasing the best Hip-Hop music and films. We love Hip-Hop but above all, we love giving back to the community. We want to inspire our readers to make a difference in this world.

Meet the Team

Robert Camacho is the co-founder and lead writer of Step Off! Magazine. He went to ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where he majored in Mass Communication and Media Studies, along with a minor in Film Studies. He has been in love with Hip Hop for as long as he can remember. It’s his one true love. His other love is activism, regularly partaking and collaborating with other local activists. He believes in fighting for what is right and will never stand down. He also believes in working for the community. As a Chicano writer, he believes it is vital to come together and support one another in any way possible. He is thrilled that Step Off! Magazine can be active in this fight for justice. A fun fact is that he is a master sample spotter. He can tell you the original song where that sample came from. Go ahead and test him, he never fails!

Laura Alyn is the co-founder, web developer and Chief Financial Officer of Step Off! Magazine. She went to Pepperdine University where she worked on Pepperdine Law School’s website and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed business fraternity. Her life is always changing but the one thing that has remained constant is her love for music and her desire to help others. She is a frequent concert go-er and loves to attend music festivals. She has gone to see over 150 artists in her lifetime! She is a strong believer that music brings people together and brings out the best in people. She also truly believes that only way to bring about peace in the world is by having hard conversations and being able to express oneself. Step Off! Magazine is the perfect platform for that. She is so excited to have started Step Off! Magazine and can’t wait to see how far she can take it.

If you think you have what it takes to be part of our team, fill out this application!
Only non-paid internships currently offered.

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