Hip-Hop

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
Hip-Hop

celebrating the legacy of dapper dan from 80s harlem to the runway

Decades before high fashion embraced Yeezy and Young Thug, Daniel Day was creating wildly innovative mashups of hip-hop and high-end fashion out of his 125th Street boutique.
Hannah Ongley
6.1.17
Hip-Hop

coming to terms with miley cyrus's contradictory hip-hop comments

The singer says she now gravitates towards 'uplifting' rap music, despite co-opting hip-hop to shed her Hannah Montana persona.
André-Naquian Wheeler
5.9.17
Hip-Hop

icelandic rapper gkr bares his soul on his impressive debut ep

Laying his life out diary style, GKR documents depression and embraces not fitting in. Look up, stand out, never give up.
Frankie Dunn
11.14.16
Photography

intimate images of biggie and the fugees from hip hop's golden age

In the 1980s and 90s, native New Yorker Lisa Leone became one of the nascent genre’s critical documentarians simply by being present in its collaborative culture. Now, she shares rarely exhibited portraits of hip hop golden age artists in Berlin.
Emily Manning
10.12.16
Music

meet gkr, the young talent on a mission to take icelandic rap global

Your best internet friend GKR opens up both studio door and heart as he shares his colourful music.
Francesca Dunn
8.24.16
watch

i-D meets: icelandic hip hop

Cast aside all those preconceptions about elves and ethereal folk music, because hip-hop is big in Iceland. Sure, Sigur Ros are still helping us sleep every night and yes, Bjork remains their musical mother, but the nation's children have grown up to...
i-D Staff
8.23.16
Film

get in the mood for the get down with these seven old school hip-hop documentaries

As Baz Luhrmann’s 70s hip-hop series makes its premiere on Netflix, rediscover what rap’s emergence was really like with these seven YouTube treasures.
Emily Manning
8.15.16
Culture

your 16 point lowdown on the get down, baz luhrmann’s hip hop history opus

Everything you need to know about your newest Netflix obsession.
Colin Crummy
8.12.16
Photography

the photographer capturing intimate moments between hip-hop’s biggest stars

In a new photo show, Atlanta native Gunner Stahl presents three years of his personal portraits, snapped during Young Thug’s studio sessions and Lil Uzi Vert’s trips to the dirt bike park.
Emily Manning
7.22.16