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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
1.15.19
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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
11.26.18
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
10.8.18
Music

dpr live is the most creative rapper in south korea

i-D talks to the rising artist before his first-ever US tour with the DPR Crew.
Cheryl Santos
9.18.18
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
8.14.18
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

bali baby makes cathartic emo rap about queer heartbreak

Ahead of her Red Bull Music Festival performance in NYC tonight, the 20-year-old Atlanta rapper talks switching gears on debut album 'Baylor Swift.'
Nick Fulton
5.18.18
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
5.17.18
Culture

this palestinian rapper is capturing the realities of occupation life

Muqata'a includes the iPhone-recorded city sounds of Palestine in his avant garde productions.
Perwana Nazif
5.16.18
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
4.18.18
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 precious talent.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.16.18
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