It’s Time to Tell the Stories of Women in Hip-Hop
August 26, 2015
Women’s considerable contributions to hip-hop deserve to be feted on their own terms.
My Idol, the "Worst Rapper Ever"
July 07, 2015
A passionate book can elevate even the most obscure rapper, with the weakest rhymes.
What Iggy doesn't understand about trying too hard to keep it real.
Fear of a White Genre
February 18, 2014
More Macklemores doesn't mean the genre is doomed.
For rap fans, the premiere match-up of the 56th Grammy Awards was between Macklemore, of infinitely played-out "Thrift Shop" fame, versus Kendrick Lamar, whose major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, cemented a landmark narrative within the genre,
June 18, 2013
Kanye West's new album is raw, unapologetic—and boring
The Miseducation of Stan Veuger
May 21, 2013
Once a year, some conservative media outlet feels peeved about the arts and publishes a listicle enumerating how a certain form or genre is inherently—often secretly—conservative.