How SoundCloud Rappers and Xanax Influenced Fashion
There is a palpable nihilism and vulnerability to many of these artists that’s reflected in both what they put in and on their body.
A Brief History of Maroon 5's Corny Collaborations With Rappers
Doing everything is in many ways the key to musical success these days, and it’s a tactic Maroon 5 has mastered, seen nowhere as well as through the puzzling fruits of their musical collaborations.
How Much Money Do Canadian Rappers Really Make?
We spent a very long year surveying hip-hop workers across the country. Here are the results.
President Barack Obama, Extremely Chill Dude, Chats to Sway About His Favorite Rappers
Jay-Z is “the king,” Kendrick is “doing amazing work,” Chance is “family,” and President Barack Obama is so cool.
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When Nicki Minaj Met Lauryn Hill She Fell to Her Knees and Sobbed
Watch the two artists meet for the first time backstage at a recent show.
'Atlanta' Is More Than Strip Clubs and Trap Houses
Atlanta has become a caricature in our collective consciousness. But Donald Glover's new show breaks down those tired tropes by reflecting the city's ragged humanity.
The Skaters Getting Paid to Hang Out with Lil Wayne
Who needs an energy drink sponsorship when Cash Money is paying you to shred the gnar with Weezy F. Baby?
What UGK’s ‘Ridin Dirty’ Means to Houston's Souped-Up Car Culture
Souped-up cars are so central to 'Ridin Dirty' that Bun and Pimp actually appear in a whip on the cover. In celebration of the hip-hop classic's 20th anniversary, we hopped on the phone with some of Houston's most influential slab artists to get their...
Photos from Inside Atlanta's Strip Clubs
We caught up with Scottish photographer Ivan Wigan, whose series 'The Gods' is a celebration of the culture and community around hip-hop in the American South.
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Which Rapper Is the Wokest? An Investigation
B.o.B's Flat Earth Twitter rant lands him in the esteemed company of hip-hop's biggest conspiracy theorists.
Asian Rap's Biggest Fan Is a White Guy from Staten Island
The paucity of successful Asian-American rappers converts into a scarcity of fans. But to one man, a white man from Staten Island, Asian-American rap is the world. His devotion is rare and real enough to make an impact on the artists themselves.
Kool Keith Is Taking 'Mind Steroids' with a Side of Ketchup
We chatted with the cult rapper, who has been busy directing porn, designing a clothing line for strippers, and filming a web series with George Clinton.