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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
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
Music

thouxanbandfauni wants to be the michael jackson of rap

As Fauni shares the video for his track 'First Time,' the emerging Atlanta rapper talks symbolism, claymation, and making it in America.
Safra Ducreay
4.6.18
Music

rejjie snow on the films (and irish funk songs) that inspire his cross-continental sound

After years of anticipation, the Irish rapper’s debut album ‘Dear Annie’ arrives today.
Emily Manning
2.16.18
Music

premiere: harlem rapper sheck wes drops a high-energy ode to basketball phenom mo bamba

The buzzed about 19-year-old was exiled to Senegal by his mother. Now he’s back and hanging out with Travis Scott.
Jackson Howard
2.1.18
Music

gaddafi gals is the only german rap trio you need in 2018

We premiere the group's video for 'The Death of Papi,' shot on a former soviet training ground in East Germany.
Nick Fulton
1.18.18
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