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The 10 Flyest Female Rappers of All Time

From Lil' Kim to Cardi B, these are some of the flyest female rappers in hip-hop that aren't just rap… Read More

August 11, 2022

Despite Rising Gas Prices Houston’s Slab Culture Continues to Ride on

High gas prices have hit Americans' pockets everywhere, but slabs — and their owners — have held on in Houston.… Read More

August 10, 2022

Vic Mensa is Behind Illinois’ First Black-Owned Cannabis Brand

Vic Mensa just started Illinois' first Black-owned cannabis brand, which he’s also using to send books to incarcerated people in… Read More

August 9, 2022

First Look Friday: DOMi & JD BECK’s Biggest Fan Is Anderson .Paak — And For Good Reason

For this First Look Friday we spoke with DOMi and JD BECK about their debut album Not Tight, Anderson .Paak being… Read More

August 5, 2022

bLAck pARty’s ‘Hummingbird’ Is An Ode To His Favorite Music Era — The ’70s

bLAck pARty spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Hummingbird, collaborating with Childish Gambino, why music peaked in the '70s… Read More

August 4, 2022

How ‘The Boys’ Uses Satire to Tackle Black Issues

The Boys understands satire as a tool to hold a mirror up to society, especially as it pertains to Black… Read More

July 8, 2022

What Is A Black TikTok Influencer Worth?

Black TikTok influencers don't earn nearly as much as their white counterparts, one of many problems they face in the… Read More

June 29, 2022

The Significance of Hoodoo in P-Valley

P-Valley's Season 2 introduces Diamond, the Pynk's former bodyguard as a healing root worker. By doing so, the series exemplifies… Read More

June 28, 2022

Elvis’ Complicated Relationship To Hip-Hop

Revisiting how Elvis became shorthand for square white taste by rappers in the '80s and '90s amid the release of the Elvis biopic.… Read More

June 27, 2022

Pierrah Hilaire On Going Viral Teaching Her TikTok Followers About Black Fashion Brands

The TikToker speaks with us about the future of fashion and why she feels it's important to use her voice… Read More

May 27, 2022

Ravyn Lenae Just Wants To Make Honest R&B

On her debut album Hypnos, Ravyn Lenae steps into the most confident and sensual version of herself. We discuss collaborating… Read More

May 20, 2022

The Three Archivists You Should Know Celebrating the Legacy of Hip-Hop and Urban Magazines

Meet the archivists behind upnorthtrips, Rap Style Archaeology, and Nygel Sartorial: three platforms that uniquely curate some of the biggest… Read More

May 18, 2022

How Young Thug’s RICO Charges Set A New Precedent For Rap Lyrics Used As Evidence

Erik Nielson, c0-author of Rap on Trial, spoke with us about Young Thug's RICO case and the ongoing use of rap… Read More

May 16, 2022

Ella Mai Isn’t Here To Create Toxic Love Songs

Ella Mai, the self-professed "lover girl" is creating R&B that is reflective of her headspace when she falls in and… Read More

May 6, 2022

Polly Irungu Wants Black Women Photographers To Be Paid Their Worth

Polly Irungu details creating her platform which provides resources for Black creatives and why she collaborated on an exhibit with… Read More

April 28, 2022

How Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Sisters Reclaimed Their Family’s Narrative With ‘King Pleasure’

"It was about Jean-Michel Basquiat the painter, and mostly Jean-Michel Basquiat the man, the son of a Haitian father and… Read More

April 22, 2022