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.
Emma Garland
Remembering Things

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.
Kate Dries

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.
Devin Pacholik
Holy Shit

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.
Alex Robert Ross
Internet Exploring

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.
Daisy Jones

'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.
Mensah Demary

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?
Zara Golden

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...
Patrick Lyons

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.
Karley Sciortino
Important Questions Raised By...

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.
Craig Jenkins

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.
Zachary Schwartz

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.
Zach Sokol