The rapper and the septuagenarian socialist finally got to spend some QT together in Atlanta this week.
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.
And it was perfect.
"In a terrible world, I think music is a tool no different from religion to get through difficult times."
The raptastic radio spot is yet another example of the Republican Party fundamentally misunderstanding its relationship with hip-hop.
The rap mogul invited journalists and industry folks to his birthday bash, featuring a New York-centric film screening set to his new, free album, Money Makin' Mitch.
In peacetime, Abdul Rahman Masri became one of Syria's most celebrated rappers. Now a refugee in Germany, he's determined to speak for his home nation's lost generation.
Mike Dean is a legendary producer who's worked with everyone from Kanye West to 2Pac. He's also one of rap's biggest potheads. We smoked with him as he reminisced about facing Snoop Dogg in a blunt-off.
The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.
Destruction Unit kicks ass, Bring Me the Horizon sucks, and 2 Chainz is immortal (but you already knew that).
At 21 years old, DonMonique is making waves as one of the only rising female rappers in the male-dominated Brooklyn rap scene.
Ice Cube responds to some of the YouTube comments left on NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" music video.
In the fifth episode of Hip-Hop in the Holy Land, host Mike Skinner spends the day with local celebrity Saz who is a rapper, actor and in his words, the first Palestinian / Arab / Middle Eastern sex symbol.
"Some of the most redneck, right-wing people have come around to accepting me."
Meet Brazil's latest offering in the world of kick ass Tumblr feminism.
Apparently Rhymes had a longstanding beef with the employee.
With his debut album, Riot Boi, slated for release this fall on XL Recordings, the hip-hop artist is bringing us something new and radical in everything from his music to his political sensibilities.
In a Twitter rant last night, the whole rap illuminati was implicated in a global conspiracy to hide the fact that Drake can't rhyme.
Even after a year defined by allegation after allegation of horrific police brutality, this one is tough to fathom.
In early June, Michael Lansu was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times after almost two years keeping tabs on the Windy City's notorious gun violence.
The South Dandies Swaraj are a hip-hop group in Mumbai using their music to talk about street life, slumlords, prostitution, recycling, heartbreak, and Tamil pride.
The blockbuster actor is "so underground that the rap kids call him Tubman."
Twenty-year-old Shaquon Thomas was an up-and-coming rapper who couldn't steer clear of the cops or the bullets of enemies.
RTJ were in London last week to play the Field Day Festival, and during their trip they hopped in a taxi to record a Black Cab Session.