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Iggy Azalea's Theft of Southern Black Women's Culture

Iggy Azalea’s Theft of Southern Black Women’s Culture

by Jamilah King on July 15 2014, 10:42AM

Brittney Cooper writes at Salon that black women are being sidelined in hip-hop.

Topics: Culture

Los Rakas Pays Tribute to Families Torn Apart by Deportation Play

Los Rakas Pays Tribute to Families Torn Apart by Deportation

by Jamilah King on July 15 2014, 10:27AM

The video is the second part of a cinematic series that focuses on the push-and-pull factors of immigration.

Topics: Culture

Ana Tijoux Talks Music and Motherhood

Ana Tijoux Talks Music and Motherhood

by Jamilah King on July 14 2014, 7:00AM

The Chilean hip-hop star just released her new album “Vengo.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

Azealia Banks Quotes 'The Color Purple' After Being Dropped From Label

Azealia Banks Quotes ‘The Color Purple’ After Being Dropped From Label

by Jamilah King on July 11 2014, 11:22AM

Let’s hope that she’ll finally be able to let her music do the talking.

Topics: Culture

Take a Trip Through Nigeria's Breakdancing Scene Play

Take a Trip Through Nigeria’s Breakdancing Scene

by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 11:52AM

It’s long been said that hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and here’s more proof.

Topics: Culture

Angie Martinez on Leaving Hot 97: 'I'm Curious About What My Value is in the Market'

Angie Martinez on Leaving Hot 97: ‘I’m Curious About What My Value is in the Market’

by Jamilah King on June 30 2014, 2:30PM

The longtime radio personality opened up about her recent move.

Topics: Culture

Who's Got the Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop?

Who’s Got the Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop?

by Jamilah King on May 6 2014, 11:14AM

The answers might surprise you.

Topics: Culture

Questlove Calls Out Hip-Hop's Consumerism in New Essay

Questlove Calls Out Hip-Hop’s Consumerism in New Essay

by Jamilah King on April 30 2014, 12:32PM

It’s the second part of his ongoing series of essays at New York Magazine.

Topics: Culture

Watch Chuck D Narrate This Film on Hip-Hop's Founding Fathers Play

Watch Chuck D Narrate This Film on Hip-Hop’s Founding Fathers

by Jamilah King on April 25 2014, 12:19PM

The film takes a look at all the pioneering DJ’s who inspired DK Kool Herc.

Topics: Culture

Questlove: 'Hip-Hop Has Taken Over Black Music'

Questlove: ‘Hip-Hop Has Taken Over Black Music’

by Jamilah King on April 22 2014, 1:34PM

And that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Topics: Culture

Poet Saul Williams to Star in Broadway Musical Inspired by 2pac

Poet Saul Williams to Star in Broadway Musical Inspired by 2pac

by Jamilah King on April 7 2014, 5:01PM

“Holler If You Hear Me” opens this summer.

Topics: Culture

Captain Sikh America Responds to Joe Budden's 'Terrorist' Pic

Captain Sikh America Responds to Joe Budden’s ‘Terrorist’ Pic

by Jamilah King on March 31 2014, 1:42PM

The rapper has since apologized.

Topics: Culture

Le1f to Lord Jamar: 'I Know Oppressions You Will Never Understand'

Le1f to Lord Jamar: ‘I Know Oppressions You Will Never Understand’

by Jamilah King on March 25 2014, 12:36PM

Choose your battles wisely.

Topics: Culture

Meet Arabic Hip-Hop's First Lady: Shadia Mansour

Meet Arabic Hip-Hop’s First Lady: Shadia Mansour

by Jamilah King on March 25 2014, 12:04PM

Since launching a rap career around 2003, Mansour has gained fans in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Topics: Culture

Lupita Nyong'o Gets a Shout Out on New Jay Z and Jay Electronica Song

Lupita Nyong’o Gets a Shout Out on New Jay Z and Jay Electronica Song

by Jamilah King on March 24 2014, 11:25AM

It’s a song that’s at once questioning and celebrating black success.

Topics: Culture

The U.S. and European Push for 'Moderate' Muslim Hip-Hop

The U.S. and European Push for ‘Moderate’ Muslim Hip-Hop

by Jamilah King on March 18 2014, 2:00PM

A new book looks at hip-hop’s hold on Muslims in cities around the world.

Topics: Culture

Jay Electronica Taps Nation of Islam, Wizard of Oz in New Song

Jay Electronica Taps Nation of Islam, Wizard of Oz in New Song

by Jamilah King on March 17 2014, 10:15AM

No full-length album yet.

Topics: Culture

Openly Gay Rapper Le1f Makes Network TV Debut on Letterman Play

Openly Gay Rapper Le1f Makes Network TV Debut on Letterman

by Jamilah King on March 14 2014, 2:30PM

He was fabulously gay in a way that network television probably hasn’t seen before.

Topics: Culture

New York City's 'Beastie Boys Square' is Probably Not Happening

New York City’s ‘Beastie Boys Square’ is Probably Not Happening

by Jamilah King on March 14 2014, 1:53PM

Sorry to all of you “Paul’s Boutique” fans.

Topics: Culture

Mic Check: Joan Morgan and Brittney Cooper in Conversation

Mic Check: Joan Morgan and Brittney Cooper in Conversation

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2014, 5:09PM

Black feminists on when and where they enter, now.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

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