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This Baltimore Based Culinary Org is Bringing the Art of Hip-Hop Storytelling to its Dishes

With its hip-hop-themed dinner series, fittingly titled “A Story To Tell," the H3irloom Food Group aims to emulate the storytelling… Read More

November 24, 2022

What Is Guaranteed Income And How Could The US Provide It To Artists?

With Ireland passing the first federal guaranteed income program for artists, could the U.S. potentially do the same? As the… Read More

October 11, 2022

The Making of Miguel’s ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ Album

Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream is an album that splits time between rebellious youth and reverence for a classic feeling. We spoke… Read More

September 28, 2022

The RAP Act Would Ban Lyrics From Being Used as Evidence — But is it Enough?

The Restoring Artistic Protection ACT — or RAP Act — would place legal guidelines on when, and how, lyrics can… Read More

August 25, 2022

How Professors Are Making A Case For Hip-Hop In Academia

Over the course of 30 years, hip-hop has been on a journey to becoming more respected in academia. For these… Read More

August 16, 2022

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2022: Finally a Festival Where Music Was All That Mattered

While attending the Inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival, we spoke to standout artists on the bill and their relationship with… Read More

August 3, 2022

The Need For Black Sign Language Interpreters In Hip-Hop

Black sign language interpreters are fighting for visibility in hip-hop both on and offline. Before he worked with Chance the… Read More

July 21, 2022

The Bronx Streetwear Brand Bringing “Hood” Authenticity to Skatewear

Led by Bronx-natives Vlad Gomez and Ron Baker, Public Housing Skate Team is bringing a level of authenticity to a… Read More

July 14, 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

Giving Up A Year To The Algorithm: The Artists Releasing Extreme Amounts of Content to Build a Buzz

What is it like for an artist to run a year-long campaign centered on extreme content releases? We asked four… Read More

May 27, 2022

How Rappers Are Trying To Lead Innovative Ways Of Distributing Music

Black Star with their podcast and Kanye West with his Stem Player are among the acts rolling out albums in… 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 Sample Drill Is Leading One Of Rap’s Most Bizarre Sampling Eras

New York City's most notable drill producers have defined themselves by the songs they sample, so much so that critics… Read More

March 30, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide On How To Safely Do Magic Mushrooms As A Black Person

As magic mushrooms continue to be decriminalized in the U.S., here's everything you need to know about doing them for… Read More

March 23, 2022

The Fight For Better Accreditation — & Pay — For Black Choreographers & Dancers

Popular TikTok figures and veteran choreographers are advocating for better accreditation — and pay — for Black choreographers and dancers. Across the… Read More

March 17, 2022

How Independent Artists are Navigating The Aftershock of The NFT Boom

The NFT went from crypto buzzword to billion-dollar art bazaar in less than a year. But despite the prospect of… Read More

March 15, 2022