why hip-hop loves craig green
When hip-hop, a genre still beholden to binary ideas of masculinity and heteronormativity, begins to embrace fashion that is a little more gentle, a little more tear-inducing, there's change afoot.
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.
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.
nnamdi ogbonnaya's cerebral hip hop is the sound of the summer
Catching up with the multi-hyphenate artist with atomic stage energy.
um, china just banned hip-hop culture from tv
Got tattoos? Wear chains? Heart not aligned with the party? Say goodbye to that telly slot.
meet the key players in cape town’s hip-hop scene
South African photographer Imraan Christian turns his lens on local musicians.
Russell Dean Stone
nicki minaj calls out sexism in hip-hop
In a series of tweets she blasted a culture which forces women to “work twice as hard.”
“the grand designs always fall on their arse, that’s why I’m called plan b” - the fourth coming of benjamin drew
He’s been a rapper, a soulman, a protest singer and a filmmaker -- but five years on from his last record, has the moment come for another plan B?
44 tracks to celebrate 44 years of hip-hop
Disclaimer: It’s not definitive; it’s just a bit of fun. Welcome to an argument-inducing list of 44 rap tracks to honour the birth of hip-hop. Happy birthday hip-hop!
throwback with legendary 90s nyc radio dj stretch armstrong
Having introduced the world to the likes of Wu-Tang, Eminem and Nas, Stretch is back with co-host Bobbito Garcia fifteen years on, making podcasts with Dave Chapelle and Erykah Badu. i-D rifles through the archive of the man who launched a thousand...
a massive hip-hop museum is coming to harlem next year
Set to be 20 stories tall, the space will honour the groundbreaking genre’s history and most iconic acts.
“we thought tupac was mad at us” -- a trip through hip-hop history with rap’s unapologetic pioneers, salt-n-pepa
"People just caught on to us and held onto us.” We push it real hard with Salt & Pepa as they reveal their journey through hip-hop.
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