I Met the Rappers Trying to Legitimise Hick-Hop and One of Them Licked Me

Country and rap have more in common than most realize


'He Smells Like a Men's Gym': Kids Write Raps About Donald Trump

Hip-hop was made for times like these. So I asked my students to write some bars and express the way they feel about our new president. It was not pretty.


Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah Is Repping for West Coast Women

We spoke with rising 24-year-old Bay Area rap star Kamaiyah about her ambition, her influences, and the inspiration behind her 'Rugrats' tattoo.


One Cold-Ass Wednesday in Malmö with Saint

The Malmö based rapper on his journey from Gambia to Sweden, Lisa Ekdahl, arcade and ABBA.


We Reviewed Some of October's Best Music

From Jenny Hval's latest album, 'Blood Bitch,' to alto saxophonist Steve Lehman's avant-garde jazz and hip-hop inspired 'Sélébéyone,' we took a listen to this month's best new albums.


Photos of the African Migrant Community That Brought 90s Hip-Hop Culture to Tel Aviv

Tamara Abdul Hadi, who has been published by the New York Times, the Guardian, and Reuters, seeks to emphasize migrants' humanity in life, not just their dehumanizing deaths.


Inside the Rio Rap Scene Calling Out Police Brutality

With the planet's gaze having moved on from the Olympics, Rio's neighborhood rap circles remain a vital venue for protesting police violence.


Everything You’ll See and Hear as a Club Photographer

No, you can't pay me in coke and yes, I'm technically working.


Ghostface Killah Wants to Be the Tony Stark of Cannabis

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has busted into the California weed industry with Wu Goo, a 70 percent THC oil made to be smoked out of a vaporizer.


Inside Florida's Codeine Black Market

Long glamorized by Dirty South rap acts, "lean" is increasingly lucrative on the street thanks in part to prescription drug busts.


How Muhammad Ali Invented Hip-Hop

By being big, bold, beautiful, and black, Muhammad Ali charted a path for hip-hop's pioneers to follow, and taught us how to be men.


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.