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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
3 days ago
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photographing nyc's young latinx rap community

Stephen Velastegui captures hip-hop artists from Brooklyn to The Bronx, and asks how heritage shapes their sounds.
i-D Staff
8.14.18
Music

nicki minaj may still be the queen, but is her crown beginning to slip?

Her much anticipated album 'Queen' is here, but Nicki Minaj’s dominance as the top female rapper is in a precarious place.
Alim Kheraj
8.14.18
Music

kojaque is the dublin soft boy rapping about shitty jobs and irish life

And deconstructing toxic masculinity in the process.
Georgie Wright
7.11.18
Culture

this is the female rapper who went viral for calling out kanye west

Chika Oranika’s poetic rhymes call out rappers for forgetting about their black roots and catering to white listeners.
André-Naquian Wheeler
5.18.18
Music

this rap video is a response to art world racism

NYC artist Orrin illegally filmed 'System Control' in the Met Museum in response to its exclusionary new pricing structure.
Ariana Marsh
4.19.18
Music

the reverberations of kendrick lamar’s win

Will this help to end the segregation of black artists to certain patronising musical categories?
Candice Carty-Williams
4.19.18
Music

why the uk's rap scene is world-leading

To accompany i-D's cover story with Dave, Alasdair McLellan shoots four of the most exciting, incendiary and inventive new rappers right now.
Hattie Collins
Matthew Whitehouse
4.18.18
Culture

this 16-year-old is rapping on the streets of tel aviv

Photographer Dudi Hasson discovered Shay Litman rapping on the street and knew right away he wanted to capture his precocious talent.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.16.18
Music

august 08 is set to be 88rising’s next breakout star

He makes melancholic music and loves Drake’s dad’s suits. Watch the premiere of his new video here.
Georgie Wright
4.11.18
Music

thouxanbandfauni wants to be the michael jackson of rap

As Fauni shares the video for his track 'First Time,' the emerging Atlanta rapper talks symbolism, claymation, and making it in America.
Safra Ducreay
4.7.18
Music

quay dash, a perfectionist virgo, is the future of rap

She's sweet like guava and tasty like tequila.
Triana Hernandez and Vax
3.15.18