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rapper saweetie on making moves and what it means to be 'icy'

“I’ve had so many people try to tell me who I am. That’s why I made 'ICY' — to serve as inspiration for girls who are watching me."
Alexandra Weiss
6.20.19
Music

belfast rappers kneecap are reinventing the irish language for a new generation

Since arriving onto the scene in 2017, the trio have gained a cult following for their controversial performances, incendiary lyrics and unapologetic bilingualism.
Roisin Lanigan
6.14.19
Music

how bronx rapper maliibu miitch found her voice

She's tough, carefree and doesn’t shy away from keeping things real.
Khalila Douze
6.12.19
Music

how slowthai became britain’s most subversive crossover act

With the mood of the nation permeating his upcoming full length debut, Nothing Great About Britain, slowthai proves himself as an artist both of his time and for his time.
Matthew Whitehouse
3.18.19
Tijuana: A Mexican Dream

meet muxxxe, the third gender rapper from the streets of tijuana

The faceless artist makes thumping reggaeton, and has a reputation for performing live shows in the middle of the traffic jam at the Mexico-US border.
Joe Zadeh
2.19.19
Music

offset wants to control his narrative

The rapper tells i-D about flow, focus, and why he won't tell anyone the name of his album.
Christelle Oyiri
1.31.19
Music

elle teresa is redefining what it means to be a female rapper in japan

Using her femininity as a weapon, she's bringing a fresh perspective to a male-dominated world.
Ryo Isobe
1.16.19
Music

rapper rico nasty is the invincible role model she never had

"Some days I wake up and want to fucking die, but if you want to get your prophecy, you have to work for it."
Marieke Fischer
11.12.18
Music

xiuhtezcatl dropped the perfect soundtrack for indigenous peoples' day

The young activist/rapper discusses his debut album, 'Break Free' — and how he got Shailene Woodley to sing on it.
Braudie Blais-Billie
10.9.18
Music

dpr live is one of the most creative rappers in south korea

Having honed his songwriting skills during mandatory military service, Seoul-based artist Hong Da Bin is selling out shows across the US.
Cheryl Santos
9.20.18
Hip-Hop

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
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