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2013 The Root 100

Award-winning writer Touré is a lively and opinionated host for MSNBC's The Cycle.

  • Influence: 182.5
  • Reach: 13.11
  • Substance: 7.1
  • Media Mentions: 499
  • Internet Mentions: 208000
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  • Touré

  • Renowned writer is one of the hosts of MSNBC's The Cycle.
  • Job: Writer
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @Toure
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Age: 42
  • Bio:

    Touré, the opinionated TV pugilist and long-time entertainment writer, isn't one to shy from a fight. Whether it's verbal fisticuffs with Piers Morgan over the George Zimmerman case or Twitter back-and-forths with conservative mogul Donald Trump (who recently called him a "racist moron"), Touré always has a clever retort, a witty remark or a poignant put-down. He's currently co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle, but he wasn't always known for his political acumen. He began his career as a music writer, an area he continues to mine, recently publishing a biography of the musician Prince titled I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon. He is currently working with rapper Nas on his autobiography as co-author.

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