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rapper saweetie on making moves and what it means to be 'icy'

“I’ve had so many people try to tell me who I am. That’s why I made 'ICY' — to serve as inspiration for girls who are watching me."
Alexandra Weiss
6.19.19
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belfast rappers kneecap are reinventing the irish language for a new generation

Since arriving onto the scene in 2017, the trio have gained a cult following for their controversial performances, incendiary lyrics and unapologetic bilingualism.
Roisin Lanigan
6.17.19
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how bronx rapper maliibu miitch found her voice

She's tough, carefree and doesn’t shy away from keeping things real.
Khalila Douze
6.12.19
Music

how slowthai became britain’s most subversive crossover act

With the mood of the nation permeating his upcoming full length debut, What’s So Great About Britain? slowthai proves himself as an artist both of his time and for his time.
Matthew Whitehouse
3.18.19
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blessed began giving his music away and he's never been happier

How parting ways with a major label and losing six years of music set him free.
Briony Wright
3.15.19
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photographer gunner stahl hosts his first concert in la

He tells i-D about curating his ideal lineup for Red Bull Music Festival and shares his favorite photos, including portraits of Tyler, The Creator and The Weeknd.
Nicole DeMarco
3.5.19
Music

taipei's hip-hop scene emerges from the underground

See photos of the young rappers, DJs, and artists, who make up the stylish community in Taiwan.
Amira Rasool
2.27.19
Tijuana: A Mexican Dream

meet muxxxe, the third gender rapper from the streets of tijuana

The faceless artist makes thumping reggaeton, and has a reputation for performing live shows in the middle of the traffic jam at the Mexico-US border.
Joe Zadeh
2.19.19
Music

offset wants to control his narrative

The rapper tells i-D about flow, focus, and why he won't tell anyone the name of his album.
Christelle Oyiri
1.30.19
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elle teresa is redefining what it means to be a female rapper in japan

Using her femininity as a weapon, she's bringing a fresh perspective to a male-dominated world.
Ryo Isobe
1.15.19
Music

rapper rico nasty is the invincible role model she never had

"Some days I wake up and want to fucking die, but if you want to get your prophecy, you have to work for it."
Marieke Fischer
11.12.18
Music

dpr live is the most creative rapper in south korea

i-D talks to the rising artist before his first-ever US tour with the DPR Crew.
Cheryl Santos
9.18.18
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