Systemic oppression exists by dehumanizing the pieces that don't fit. But what better proof is there of our humanity, that we're alive, than our ability to dream? Five years ago, on MBDTF, West dreamed bigger than most.
Considering the amount of illegal injections happening in communities across the country and the reality that these procedures can kill you months and even years after the fact, I'm afraid we've only seen the tip of toxic-ass ice berg.
This past August, at the Summer Madness Music Festival & Conference, I took the time to ask a bunch of rap's female OGs about gender in hip-hop and the impact of the so-called "white-washing" of the culture. Who better than Native Tongues member and Queen…
It's easy to forget that before Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj, there were a host of pioneering female MCs. I spoke with two of those founding females, Lisa Lee and Sha-Rock, to get their thoughts on the role of gender in rap and the impact of "white-washing…
I stopped by the futuristic fashion label's studio to see what's up with their new video, what it's like designing for pop divas, and how they plan to keep revolutionizing the realm of women's fashion.
If Justin Bieber truly parties like it's 3012, as he sings in his new single, "Beauty and a Beat," then we fear the kind of blood-drenched revelry the boy king of pop might be getting into. Because the world in 3012 is going to be barbaric.
Hip-hop in 2012 was defined by a series of ups and downs, but for the most part it was pretty... weird. For one, what the hell is the definition of hip-hop these days anyway? Is it singing, is it rapping, is it that sing-songy rap shit that Drake does when