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Hip Hop

  1. beef
    The Lil’ Kim–Nicki Minaj Feud Rages AgainLil’ Kim released not one but two Nicki dis songs this week.
  2. how hip-hop failed america
    Questlove on When Black Loses Its CoolThe third in a weekly series of six essays.
  3. how hip-hop failed america
    Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America, Part IIThe second in a weekly series of six essays.
  4. guest essay
    When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black AmericaThe first in a weekly series of six essays.
  5. See Vulture’s Illustrated Map of New York Hip-HopOn these streets, rhyme met rhythm.
  6. 100 years of new york music
    50 Cent on the ’90s Hip-Hop Scene“Following Tupac and Biggie, it was almost taboo for you to mention an artist’s name on a record.”
  7. See a Thoughtful Kanye in Our Vinyl Weighs a TonA movie about Stones Throw Records.
  8. Talking to Joe Mande About His Standup Mixtape, Writing for ‘Parks and […] Joe Mande always seems one step ahead. Whether it’s his Twitter stunts, multimedia shows, or stories about attending a live taping of The […]
  9. Joe Mande Is Releasing a Standup Mixtape Later This WeekStandup and Parks and Rec writer Joe Mande is putting out his first comedy album this week. Called Bitchface, it’s being released as a mixtape […]
  10. face-offs
    Kendrick Lamar vs. Everyone Else: Who Wins?Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, etc.
  11. quotables
    Tom Ford Flattered by Jay-Z’s New Track Named After Him“I don’t pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford.”
  12. male gaze
    Male Gaze: Kendrick Lamar’s Soulful Puppy EyesCrowned Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist at last night’s BET Awards.
  13. vulture lists
    Yeezus Lives: 30 Albums to Try If You Like the New Kanye WestWant to darken your summer with sleek techno, aggressive hip-hop, and a little dancehall?
  14. Watch Patton Oswalt Visually Interpret a Hip Hop Song Here’s comedian Patton Oswalt in a new video for the hip hop group The Coup. In it, he visually interprets their song, “The Magic Clap,” which […]
  15. depth of field
    Janette Beckman on What It Was Like to Photograph the Punk SceneAnd her later days, when she switched over to capturing the world of hip-hop.
  16. ItsTheReal Blurs the Line Between Serious Hip Hop and Parody with ‘Urbane […]Many musicians moonlight with comedic output, and vice versa. From follow-worthy Twitter accounts to viral videos and other projects, Rimshot […]
  17. Jerry Seinfeld Will Be on Wale’s Next Rap Album Rapper Wale released The Mixtape About Nothing in 2008, a hip-hop album that heavily sampled and referenced Seinfeld and even featured an […]
  18. Listen to Hannibal Buress’s Hip Hop DebutOver the past few years, Hannibal Buress has risen to the top of the stand-up food chain to become one of the country’s most popular comedians, […]
  19. aziz ansari
    Visit Emceez AnsariYikes! Lil Aziz!
  20. dance
    Lil Buck and Benjamin MillepiedBuck and Ben do Bach!
  21. stop-motion
    Watch Delicious-Looking Food Perform Iconic Rap SongsYo! Pancakes rap!
  22. hip hop squares
    Go Behind the Scenes of MTV2’s Hip Hop SquaresValid question: Is that Fat Joe, or did Bruce Vilanch shave his head?
  23. radio vulture
    Lil B at NYU: What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding?Internet-beloved rapper drops wisdom on uncomprehending college crowd.
  24. radio vulture
    Carnegie, Rockefeller, Carter? Jay-Z’s American DreamCultural horse-trading at star-studded Carnegie Hall concerts.
  25. Mysteries
    Getting to the Bottom of Hilarious Hip-Hop-Themed Eatery Bon RappetiteAre Wu Tang Clams and Snoop Doggy Corn Dogs really a thing?
  26. hip-hop
    Watch Ice-T Talk About His Documentary, Something From Nothing: The Art of RapIf you’re going to trust anyone to walk you through the history of hip-hop, it’s this guy.
  27. mike d.
    See Beastie Boy Mike D Squash a Beef About the Term ‘Illin’’ on ColbertMike D plays Top Grammarian.
  28. ink-stained wretches
    What Does ‘Illin’ Mean in Hip-Hop Slang?The New York ‘Times’ crossword puzzle editor has an opinion!
  29. sad things
    Rapper Slim Dunkin Killed After Fight Over Candy, Witnesses SayAlthough it’s unconfirmed.
  30. game
    Watch the Terrifying Video for Game’s ‘Martians vs. Goblins,’ Featuring Lil Wayne and Tyler, the CreatorGame goes mental, continues the “monster” trope in hip-hop, wears meanest sweatshirt in history.
  31. young jeezy
    Watch a Documentary About Young JeezySamuel L. Jackson narrates a new documentary about the rapper, with a little help from his equally famous friends (hi, Rihanna!).
  32. rap
    Visit the Rap Board, a Soundboard Filled With Famous EmceesFinally, you can control the words that come out of Diddy’s mouth. Well, okay, three words and a bird call.
  33. hip-hop
    XXL Magazine on Hip-Hop and HomophobiaIs the genre becoming more gay friendly?
  34. radio vulture
    Shabazz Palaces: Steely, Brilliant Hip-Hop MysticismRemember Digable Planets? Old head Ishmael Butler has made one of the best records of the year with his new group.
  35. radio vulture
    Kreayshawn Is the Latest Controversial White RapperTwenty-one-year-old female Oakland rapper goes viral, quickly attracts beef.
  36. cable news catfights
    Bill O’Reilly to Sit Down With Lupe FiascoThis should be good.
  37. radio vulture
    Hip-Hop Roundup: DJ Quik Soundtracks the Barbecue, Cam’ron Studies Macroeconomics, and Curren$y Smokes OutThree new hip-hop albums reviewed.
  38. celebrity activism
    Ashley Judd Apologizes for Calling Rap and Hip-Hop ‘The Contemporary Soundtrack of Misogyny’“I fully capitulate to your rightness,” she tells her critics.
  39. radio vulture
    Why Everybody Loves Odd FutureThe level of energy surrounding the L.A. hip-hop collective at SXSW last week was incredibly high.
  40. radio vulture
    SXSW Diary: Hip-Hop Confronts Middle AgeOur critic sees Yelawolf, Mac Miller, the Joy Formidable, and Raphael Saadiq in Austin.
  41. beef
    Lil’ Kim’s Upcoming Mixtape Takes Another Shot at Nicki Minaj’Black Friday’ is out on Valentine’s Day.
  42. save the date
    50 Cent’s New Album Coming Out This Summer’Black Magic’ is “80 percent” completed.
  43. Inside the Hip-Hop Comedy of ‘It’s the Real’ The Village Voice has a lengthy profile on Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, who make up the comedy-rap duo “It’s the Real” and run the Hype Men […]
  44. radio vulture
    Could Diddy’s Arty Electronic Epic Be More Interesting Than Kanye’s Art-Rocky One?’Last Train to Paris’ has more in common with ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ than you might think.
  45. radio vulture
    Filthy, Rich: Kanye West’s Royal FantasyOn his new album, the rapper mixes opulence with dirt.
  46. brand management
    Soulja Boy, the next king of Silicon Valley?It’s to give his fans “something to do.”
  47. neighborhood news
    Bronx Housing Tower That Nurtured Hip-hop Is Saved1520 Sedgwick Avenue has been rescued from predatory developers.
  48. music
    Download Rap Highlights From Every Year Since 1979An amazingly thorough hip-hop retrospective, dripping with MP3s.
  49. nicki minaj
    Nicki Minaj Sets Record Release DateNear Thanksgiving.
  50. music
    It’s Hip-Hop Country Dancing Time!“That’s jammin’!”
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