How SoundCloud Rappers and Xanax Influenced Fashion
There is a palpable vulnerability to many of these artists that is 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.
Make an MC of Your Kid With This Illustrated Rap Alphabet Book
Andrew Morgan draws Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, and Kanye West as adorable, blunt-smoking letters of the alphabet.
Rapper and Actress Awkwafina on Being a Rare Asian-American in Hollywood
"I don't ever go out for auditions where I feel like I'm making a minstrel out of our people."
When Did Hip-Hop Get So Healthy?
A new documentary focuses on the movement to get fit or die trying.
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 record's 20th anniversary, we hopped on the phone with some of Houston's most influential slab artists to talk about the...
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.