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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
Music

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
Music

kojaque is the dublin soft boy rapping about shitty jobs and irish life

And deconstructing toxic masculinity in the process.
Georgie Wright
7.10.18
Culture

this is the female rapper who went viral for calling out kanye west

Chika Oranika’s poetic rhymes call out rappers for forgetting about their black roots and catering to white listeners.
André-Naquian Wheeler
5.18.18
Music

this rap video is a response to art world racism

NYC artist Orrin illegally filmed System Control in the Met Museum in response to its exclusionary new pricing structure.
Ariana Marsh
4.19.18
Music

the reverberations of kendrick lamar’s win

Will this help to end the segregation of black artists to certain patronising musical categories?
Candice Carty-Williams
4.18.18
Music

why the uk's rap scene is world-leading

To accompany i-D's cover story with Dave, Alasdair McLellan shoots four of the most exciting, incendiary and inventive new rappers right now.
Hattie Collins
Matthew Whitehouse
4.17.18
Culture

this 16-year-old is rapping on the streets of tel aviv

Photographer Dudi Hasson discovered Shay Litman rapping on the street and knew right away he wanted to capture his precocious talent.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.16.18
News

tyler, the creator just free-styled over an old drake track

The notoriously low-voiced rapper just released a new high-pitched freestyle over a Drake beat. <3
Georgie Wright
4.12.18