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Mapping the complicated relationship between hip-hop and fashion

As the new year marks 50 years of hip-hop, the i-Dentity podcast looks at the complex history of the genre and its rise in international pop culture.
i-D Staff

Rae Sremmurd are going from party boys to party men

After tackling loss, controversies, kids and growth, the hip-hop brothers have reunited on an amazing new album.
Sheldon Pearce

Earl Sweatshirt and Sage Elsesser reflect on two decades of friendship

The duo discuss Odd Future, vintage fashion and the ties between skate culture and hip-hop.
Yousef Srour
the royalty issue

Nicki Minaj: "If I never rap again, I will still leave this earth an icon"

In her first i-D cover, the best-selling female rapper of all time spoke to JT of City Girls about the landscape of hip-hop, fear, and her new album.
Owen Myers
The Out Of Body Issue

Kneecap: “We’re not trying to save the Irish language, we’re here for a big fucking party”

The Irish hip-hop trio discusses their personal yet politically controversial music and their growing fandom.
Roisin Lanigan
The Out Of The Blue Issue

Booba: "I don’t believe in passports and I don’t believe in borders"

The French rapper discusses his final album, past controversies and supporting the new generation of artists.
Massaer N’Diaye
The Out Of The Blue Issue

A$AP Nast: "I’ve always had an unorthodox relationship with fashion"

The NYC hip-hop artist and rapper talks about his fashion muses Kurt Cobain and Tupac, and launching his debut collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Claire Thomson-Jonville
The Out Of The Blue Issue

Lil Baby: "I can finally say I’m an artist"

The hottest rapper in the world right now chats about growing up in Atlanta, reluctantly entering the music industry and fatherhood.
Danil Boparai
The Out Of The Blue Issue

Young Thug: "What keeps me motivated? Family, friends, million dollar cars"

We caught up with the Atlanta hip-hop star to discuss rap as art and what makes a true punk.
Danil Boparai
The Out Of The Blue Issue

Nas: "I’m trying not to feel bad about being happy"

The hip-hop legend discusses releasing two albums in a year, survivors guilt, leaving the no-Grammy award club and music as therapy.
Gerrick Kennedy

7 of Snoop Dogg’s most iconic outfits

From bedazzled chalices to monogrammed tracksuits, the American rapper is the king of custom gear.
Zoë Kendall

Offset: "A rapper can no longer be satisfied with just making music”

Straight off the Balenciaga SS22 runway, the Atlanta rapper discussed the complicated notion of fame.
Maxime Delcourt