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Hip-Hop

Megan Thee Stallion and the Persistence of Music Journalism's Misogyny

A recently resurfaced interview with Megan Thee Stallion by music industry figure DJ Smallz focuses on her childhood bodily development instead of her career as an up-and-coming rapper.
Shamira Ibrahim
3.5.19
Music

Palestinian Rapper Makimakkuk Dreams of a Borderless Future

Makimakkuk a.k.a. Majdal Nijim makes emotive and uplifting music about the realities of life in the West Bank under Israeli occupation.
Sirin Kale
11.16.18
Culture

22 Years Later, Everyone Is Still Copying Lil' Kim's 'Hard Core' Style

Since the release of her debut album, Lil’ Kim has been a lyrical, stylistic, and cultural trailblazer—and her influence remains clear today.
Rae Witte
11.13.18
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
Created with Insecure on HBO

Kamaiyah Wants the Music Industry to Stop Pitting Women Against Each Other

The Oakland rapper sat down with Broadly to talk about being the only woman on XXL's Freshman Class list, reminisce about 90s icons, and share the influences on her Broadly Play playlist.
Layla Halabian
7.24.17
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

My First Time Rapping in West Virginia After My Transition

"Three of my ex-girlfriends showed up."
Max Skaff
4.11.17
Music

Tkay Maidza Is Going to Show the World What an Australian Rapper Looks Like

We sat down with the Killer Mike-endorsed 20-year-old in Melbourne ahead of her debut album release.
Broadly Staff
9.15.16
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
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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