Hip-Hop

Fashion

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.
Ryan White
8.20.18
Music

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
8.15.18
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
8.13.18
Music

nnamdi ogbonnaya's cerebral hip hop is the sound of the summer

Catching up with the multi-hyphenate artist with atomic stage energy.
Maggie Lange
7.23.18
News

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.
Frankie Dunn
1.24.18
Music

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
1.16.18
News

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.”
Roisin Lanigan
10.26.17
Music

“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?
Matthew Whitehouse
10.9.17
Music

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!
Hattie Collins
8.11.17
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...
Frankie Dunn
7.20.17
News

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.
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.13.17
Hip-Hop

“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.
i-D Staff
6.8.17