Hip-Hop

News

a massive hip-hop museum is coming to harlem next year

Set to be 20 stories tall, the space will honor the groundbreaking genre’s history and most iconic acts.
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.12.17
Culture

coming to terms with miley cyrus's contradictory hip-hop comments

The singer says she now gravitates towards "uplifting" rap music.
André-Naquian Wheeler
5.8.17
Music

estonian rapper tommy cash wants to be 'kanye east'

The 25-year-old raps about growing up in Tallinn and directs visuals straight from a post-soviet sex dream.
Braudie Blais-Billie
4.25.17
Music

mike will made it might be our generation's best collaborator

As he releases a star-studded clutch of back-to-basics trap cuts, we sit down with the hitmaker to find out more about his new album and listening to The Smiths with Rae Sremmurd.
Emily Manning
3.31.17
Music

how rising r&b star ari lennox found her honest lyrical voice

J. Cole’s new signee Ari Lennox doesn’t want fantasy romance. She wants to get freaky in the backseat of her car.
Jackson Howard
1.25.17
Music

meet genre-bending artist yeek and watch his new video about young love

We premiere the sun-drenched skater-heaven video for 'I'm Not Ready' and get to know the musician blending indie, hip-hop, and R&B.
Antwaun Sargent
1.16.17
Think Pieces

2016, the year hip-hop hit the campaign trail

In 2016, rappers from Missy Elliott to Killer Mike lead voter registration initiatives, sat on panels, wrote op-eds, protested on the front lines, and made some incredible music.
Emily Manning
12.30.16
Music

kid fresino is japan's young rapper on the rise

This year, we celebrated the birth of i-D Japan and its very own edition of the print magazine — the first to be created outside of the UK. For the debut issue, i-D Japan spoke to the young rap maverick Kid Fresino in a rare interview (he's not one to...
Yu Onoda
12.28.16
Photography

raw photographs from russia's emerging hip-hop subculture

Sonya Kydeeva directs her photographer’s gaze on the young people of Russia as they search for identity within the pulse of a rising scene.
J.L. Sirisuk
11.17.16
Music

next-generation oakland rapper kamaiyah takes her cues from 90s hip-hop legends

Get to know the next-generation musician on YG's epic 'Fuck Donald Trump' tour.
Jackson Howard
11.4.16
Photography

why young photographer jessica lehrman finds community in hip-hop

Jessica Lehrman may have become a chronicler of hip-hop by accident, but her spontaneous and raw photographs feel far from accidental.
Emily McDermott
8.25.16
Music

meet gkr, the young talent on a mission to take icelandic rap global

Your best internet friend opens up both studio door and heart as he shares his colorful music.
Francesca Dunn
8.25.16