tommy cash's new collaboration with rick owens is as horrifying as it is fascinating

In his first foray into the art world, the 'post-Soviet rapper' exhibits, among other things, his own sperm as part of a show created in collaboration with the US designer.
Aliide Naylor

a military brat from germany is one of US rap’s most intriguing new voices

Formerly of Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, Azizi Gibson is the outsider rapper who refuses to be typecast.
Matthew Whitehouse

listen to taiwanese rapper aristophanes' new track, '3001 - a space disco'

Grimes’ favorite rapper is back with fresh music produced by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler.
Jack Sunnucks

vietnamese female rapper suboi delivers stereotype-slamming freestyle for obama

POTUS broke out the beat box while Vietnam's "Queen of Rap" spit some bars about young women in hip hop.
Hannah Ongley

tyler, the creator announces world tour

The rapper is hitting the road in quite an epic way.
i-D Team
Stuart Brumfitt
Think Pieces

the evolution of beyoncé the rapper

i-D chart the rise of Queen B as MC. It’s been years in the making, but 2014 was the year she really began to rhyme.
Kathy Iandoli

pittsburgh hustler turned rostrum rap artist, boaz, lives hard and speaks from the heart

Content to allow the music to speak for itself and swerving jail to retell hard learned truths via his relaxed, informed and affective hip hop beats, the beauty of Boaz is his laid back, give a fuck nature.
Milly McMahon

my krazy life: compton rapper yg tells his story of gangs, jail and bitches

Over the last twelve months, YG has risen from “ratchet underdog” to compelling newcomer, fast emerging as one of the most interesting rhymers to hail from California since that young kid and his maad city. i-D meets Young Gangsta in LA and New York to...
Hattie Collins

jonwayne's not john wayne but he's a stones throw from a don

Fresh off the back of putting out debut record Rap Album One on hip-hop monolith label Stones Throw late last year, Jonwayne is about to enter Europe for the first time in his career.
i-D Team

neon icon: RiFF RaFF

We weren’t able to catch up with the enigmatic RiFF RaFF face to face. Instead, we fired some questions, via email, at Jody Highroller aka Kody Kardashian aka Versace Cowboy aka The Rap Game Patrick Ewing. (Horst Simco is the name his mama gave him.)
Hattie Collins

the princess is here, ciara!

Sunday’s front row star at the Calvin Klein Collection show in Milan, Ciara joined her fiancé Future, for Italo Zuchelli’s autumn/winter 14 experience. i-D 1, 2 Stepped backstage to chat CK commercials and Michael Jackson...
Anders Christian Madsen

denzel curry, florida's product of modern day hip hop

We caught up with the rising MC ahead of the Yeesuz Florida show, he told us why he wants absolutely nothing for Christmas, why getting expelled is good and about his softer, more romantic side.
Milly McMahon