About Marisa


Marisa Mendez is a media personality, author and journalist who has built her reputation working for some of the biggest names in entertainment and hip-hop. The New Jersey native is most recognized for her work as the co-host of Joe Budden‘s The Joe Budden Podcast (formerly known as I’ll Name This Podcast Later), at Hot 97 as a cast member on Ebro In The Morning and as editor of Funk Flex‘s blog, In Flex We Trust. Upon leaving Joe‘s podcast in 2016, Marisa launched her own, Marisa Explains It All, which hit number one on iTunes‘ Music Podcasts chart after just two episodes.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2017, Marisa worked as a host on Diddy’s REVOLT TV as well as co-authored chef duo Trap Kitchen’s cookbook, Trap Kitchen: Bangin’ Recipes from Compton and actor Columbus Short’s autobiography, Short Stories. She continues to host Marisa Explains It All as well as the HipHopDX YouTube show, HACK3D, with guests among the likes of Tech N9ne, Royce Da 5’9, Jim Jones and more.

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