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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.