Passion 2020

Can Fan Clubs Exist In The Age Of The Stan?

Fan Clubs have garnered artists and fans closer together, breaking boundaries between fans and artists. How big of an issue… Read More

February 28, 2020

The Origin Of Woke: How The Death Of Woke Led To The Birth Of Cancel Culture

In the third and final installment of our “Origin of Woke” series, Elijah Watson writes about how woke culture died and… Read More

February 25, 2020

How Royce da 5’9″ Made the “Anti-Everything” Album with ‘The Allegory’

We spoke to Royce Da 5’9” about the production on his new album, his working relationship with Eminem, the Detroit… Read More

February 21, 2020

I Spent 15 Hours At QC’s 2020 Stripper Bowl — the Fyre Festival for Dancers

“Y'all Got Us In Here Like Fucking Slaves.”  It’s the Monday after Super Bowl LIV in Miami. And with the… Read More

February 20, 2020

From Images of Solange to Nipsey Hussle, This Artist is Giving Jet Magazine a Contemporary Facelift

Shaheed Rucker is reimagining Jet Magazine covers by putting contemporary figures like Solange and Nipsey Hussle on them. For Black… Read More

February 17, 2020

Ten Great Instagram Pages to Follow if You Love Hip-Hop

From breaking videos to old graffiti photos to informative tidbits about hip-hop history, here are 10 Instagram pages dedicated to… Read More

February 12, 2020

The Making of Run-DMC’s Classic Debut, According to Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels

In honor of Black History Month, we talked to the legendary Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels about the pivotal role he played… Read More

February 11, 2020

“The Real Magic Is In Person:” Noname’s Book Club Is Building Community Across The Country

We sat down with Noname to talk about her book club, capitalism, celebrity culture, and the importance of building community.… Read More

February 4, 2020

Meet Omar Tate: The Chef Making Dishes Inspired By Jazz, Hip-Hop & Black Literature

From homemade Kool-Aid to smoked turkey necks, Chef Omar Tate has made a career for himself pulling from jazz, hip-hop,… Read More

January 7, 2020