Hip-Hop

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
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
0212