Over the past 15 years, Raoul Juneja has earned a reputation as North America's preeminent expert on urban & South Asian music. Raoul brought these genres together on TV for the first time as Creator & Producer of the award-winning national Canadian show V-Mix, which ran for 173 episodes.
Active on both sides of the camera, Raoul's interviews on V-Mix included the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Ashanti, Tech N9ne, Saul Williams, Onyx, Snow, Panjabi MC, Jay Sean, Director X, Combat Jack, DJ Premier, Mix Master Mike and Dominic Purcell (of Prison Break) among many others.
Born in Toronto and raised in New York, Raoul returned to Toronto in high school before choosing to study media at Western University, after being offered his own college radio hip-hop show during his first visit to the campus.
After university, Raoul founded his 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign, for which he received the support of Hollywood heavyweights such as Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar), Nancy Sinatra and Stan Lee.
Raoul is currently the keynote speaker of Conquer The Fear, an anti-bullying tour of Canadian schools, and appears on national Canadian TV as a judge/mentor on Afroglobal TV's talent show Open Mic. Raoul can also be seen on national American TV in the cast of several REELZ music documentaries.
Most recently, Raoul produced music compilations for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as well as the United Nations featuring President Barack Obama, President Jimmy Carter, AR Rahman, Joss Stone, Garbage and over 60 other notable contributors.
Raoul is a recipient of ANOKHI Magazine's Excellence in Music Media Award, and Diversity Magazine's Transformation in Entertainment Award. He serves on the Prism Prize and Toronto Independent Music Awards juries. Raoul is a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and member of The Recording Academy.