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Justine Skye: I Didn't Name My Abuser Because Rap Culture Doesn't Care

After releasing a new music video depicting an abusive relationship, the singer opened up about why she's reluctant to name her own alleged abuser.
Terry Nguyen
11.20.18
Culture

Goddess Missy Elliott Will Soon Bless Us with New Music

Ahead of her first project in 13 years, the beloved hip-hop pioneer has been sharing song snippets on Twitter.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.12.18
Culture

Cardi B Knows: The Chancla Is Powerful

In a much-discussed altercation with Nicki Minaj at Harper's Bazaar's NYFW party, Cardi B unleashed a powerful tool that's very familiar to Latinx women.
Bianca Betancourt
9.11.18
Music

The Music Industry's 'Miseducation' About Black Women's Creative Ownership

It’s been 20 years since Lauryn Hill has released a studio album. In the time since, her musical career has exemplified a common struggle for Black women artists: being credited for their voices, talent, and vision.
Marjua Estevez
9.5.18
rap

This Rapper Is On a Mission to Empower Filipino Women

In her debut album "Circa91," Ruby Ibarra addresses colorism and prejudice within the Filipino-American community and arms Pinoys with the knowledge to fight injustice.
Mekita Rivas
4.10.18
Art

These Posters Combine Hip-Hop With Vintage Bollywood

London-based artist Jasmin Sehra's "BollyHood" series has been praised by everyone from M.I.A. to Timbaland. She tells us how her work is a homage to her diaspora roots and the music she loves best.
Zing Tsjeng
2.27.18
Beauty

Why Rapper-Actress Paigey Cakey Started Talking About Losing Her Hair

Almost half of African-American women experience hair loss over their lives, but few talk about it openly. In the UK, Paigey Cakey is the exception.
Nikita Rathod
1.22.18
Music

Salt-N-Pepa: Ava DuVernay Could Direct Our Biopic

The trailblazing hip-hop group say that their movie is "in the making."
Katherine McLaughlin
5.26.17
rap

What It's Like to Design the Costumes for Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down'

Jeriana San Juan discusses how her childhood influenced her designs and what America misunderstands about the origins of hip-hop.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.15.16
Hip-Hop

‘Step Up’ Turns Ten: Channing Tatum Has Always Been Very Good at Dancing

Music supervisor Buck Damon explains the film's iconic appeal, working with Ciara, and the moment he knew Channing Tatum would become a star.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.11.16
Interviews

Meet the Girl Behind the Hip-Hop Pirate Shirts Popping Up All Over LA

Los Angeles’ hottest new streetwear brand is the work of a crew of Californian rappers—and a girl called Byrd.
Hailey Cramer
8.7.16
Interviews

Meet the Female Producer Who Made Beats for Young Kanye West

Back when Kanye West was fresh from his "College Dropout" debut, he rapped over beats made by a German producer called Melbeatz. She talks crate digging, graffiti, and why she doesn't care if people call her a bitch.
Jan Wehn
8.6.16
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