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Princess Nokia gets free

With 'Everything is Beautiful' and 'Everything Sucks', the New York rapper continues to defy those who would box them in.
E.R. Pulgar
4.15.20
Photography

These photos explore the origins of trap music in Atlanta

Vincent Desailly captures the birthplace of trap, a subgenre of hip hop whose beats now dominate the music industry, in his powerful new book.
Emma Russell
3.24.20
News

Pop Smoke posthumously earned his first solo spot on the Billboard charts

The late rapper entered the top 50 with his song "Dior".
Douglas Greenwood
2.26.20
News

Could Tupac’s hologram be the new face of Supreme?

Yes, you read that right.
Douglas Greenwood
2.17.20
News

Here’s where you can watch Ava DuVernay's upcoming Nipsey Hussle movie

Just be prepared to wait a while for the documentary.
Douglas Greenwood
2.12.20
Rihannazine

Young M.A.: “I don't think anything I’ve done was a failure"

The Brooklyn rapper and entrepreneur on fame, fate and feeling that the future would be better with a Rihanna collab.
i-D Staff
1.20.20
Music

Tommy Genesis: "I feel successful because people care about what I do"

Rihanna puts questions to the Canadian alt hip-hop up-and-comer.
i-D Staff
1.20.20
Music

Rico Nasty: "Going into the new year, I hope I’m more grounded”

The rapper tells Rihanna about her plans to shake up the music industry.
i-D Staff
1.20.20
Music

Juice WRLD, Lil Peep and XXXTentacion are symbols of a scene that trades off tragedy

After several high-profile deaths, hip-hop culture is in crisis. But these tragedies are part and parcel of a music world that romanticises, and profits from, artistic fatalism and human fallibility.
Thomas Hobbs
12.13.19
Music

30 hip-hop tracks that defined the 2010s

From minimalist mosh-pit fillers, to family-friendly trap, here are the best, most important moments from the decade when rap got weird.
Matt Glazebrook
12.11.19
Music

A decade of i-D covers: Kanye West, 2010

Shortly before the release of his career-defining fifth album, Kanye opened up to us about Taylor Swift, his fashion ambitions and insecurities, and his plans for the next 70 years.
Hattie Collins
12.5.19
Music

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
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