Starring thinkpiece pop, Killer Mike, rave nostalgia, and the same boring white guys with guitars.
In a new series of excerpts from 33⅓ books' album reviews, Kirk Walker Graves tells us why My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a historically important album at just four years old.
An up-and-coming Toronto rapper with ties to the Weeknd was apprehended by Toronto Police for 15 human trafficking charges.
When hip-hop radio host Wendy Williams started her talk show, nobody expected her to inherit Oprah's throne, but today she's set to become a media empress.
Considering the tenth anniversary of his death is right around the corner, I went out into the streets of New York to see what the people of Dirt McGirt's hometown have to say about his legacy.
"They tried to kill Tupac. They tried to kill me. I'm still alive."
This week, T-Pain shocked the internet when he performed without Auto-Tune. But is it really that surprising that a guy who's won multiple Grammys has actual talent?
The poems were unearthed by his first manager, Leila Steinberg.
Ed Piskor is in the middle of putting out a comic-book history of hip-hop that is pretty much the best history of hip-hop anyone's ever done.
In Jones's own words, this new track embodies "the idea of growth and taking power in your own hands. There are people who complain about things. And then there are people who sit back, observe, and change what they don't like."
Nas's vignettes about day-to-day life in the Queensbridge projects are not just paeans to New York City. The songs on his 1994 debut Illmatic give us a sense of the tastes and smells that defined a generation of urban youth.
Even after Burma's 2011 democratic reforms, the government is still pretty much controlled by the military, and speaking out against the state can land you in prison, as local rapper Zayar Thaw found out.
"We have to keep making noise, we have to keep putting shit out on the internet—we have to stay relevant, or we'll go away. We work every fucking day, except the weekends; the weekends we go home and spend with our families."
We spoke to Yoshi Omori about photographing Public Enemy and the notorious Parisian club Le Globo.
After Coolio arrived at the set, the rapper says white neighbors called the cops because they wanted him out of their neighborhood.
MC Lyte released the first female rap album in 1988 and her fourth album was the first female rap album to go gold. I talked with the rap pioneer about race and gender within hip-hop culture.
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…
This weekend, we celebrated feminine beauty with little people, beauty queens, wrestlers, and other sexy juggalettes at the 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
The breakout star of the Gathering of the Juggalos was Ratchet Regi, a stripper who twerked on a 500-pound man's belly in front of Da Mafia 6ix's DJ Paul at an outdoor strip club.
Promotional materials for the Broadway musical Holler if Ya Hear Me declare that it is "inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur." This is not accurate. Holler is not Tupac's work come to life; it is his work stuffed in a museum. It is TUPAC: TH…
Vin Los is a 24-year-old Montreal model who has covered his face and body in tattoos that look like they're written in Sharpie. We talked to him about whether or not he realizes those face tattoos are forever.
Can black subcultures continue to thrive and develop even though celebrities, like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, are appropriating them?
In Harlem, surrounded by the sweet summery May breeze and overlooking an ice cream truck down the block, it was the perfect time and place to talk about smoking lots and lots of weed with the self-proclaimed kush god, Smoke DZA.
On Satisfaction Guaranteed, Junglepussy teaches you how to eat, date, text, and live the life of a take-no-shit power bitch, all over a set of lush, deep, and dark Shy Guy beats.