Photo by Stephen K. Schuster
Maclean likes chopping wood, choppers and chop suey. Born and raised in Berkeley, California – a beautiful place, like a jungle – Maclean graduated from Berkeley High School and then went on to study journalism at the University of Oregon, where he acted bad at the club. In 2004, Maclean moved to New York City to intern at Brooklyn's Mass Appeal magazine and became editor-in-chief the following year, in addition to freelancing for Complex, King, Missbehave, Rides, Scratch and Vibe magazines. When he's able to intertwine the themes of crime, pushishment and folklore into the stories about public figures, it's a beautiful thing.