Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death is undeniably rousing; a love song to identity as an unrestricted thing, capable of being motivated by awe and rebellion.
Created as an art of resistance by Black artists in the U.S., hip-hop culture has inspired global struggles and youth culture across the world, including in Canada.
From Tupac to Jay-Z, many a rap artist has set pen to paper to pay homage to the women who gave them birth.
If the idea of “cancellation” as we know it today had been available to him, Wyndham Lewis would almost certainly have used it to describe the fallout from his Hitler book.
New research shows that antisemitic posts surged as the ‘free speech absolutist’ took over the social media giant. And it has settled at a higher level since.
Character grounds have long been cited as a reason for denying visas to visit Australia. And politics is usually just beneath the surface.
While corporate partnerships can be ‘win-win’ arrangements, sometimes they don’t work out – especially when values don’t align.
Many conspiracy theories and disinformation are rooted in antisemitic tropes which spread harm and undermine our democratic institutions.
A hip-hop artist and scholar says that while rap stresses the oral tradition, the music is also rife with references to a rich range of literature that spans the globe.
Anyone involved in the creation of a song is a songwriter.
Kanye West’s recent outbursts have shone a spotlight on his struggles with bipolar disorder. The condition involves alternating periods of intense mania and severe depression.
From wrestlers to movie stars, celebrities have risen to some of the highest political offices around the world. What makes them so appealing?
Are high profile celebrities trivialising bipolar disorder by linking it to creativity?
Nebuchadnezzar was a warrior-king of the Neo-Babylonian empire. And now, Kanye West has written an opera inspired by him.
Jesus is King has polarised discussion. But this genuinely contemporary album will challenge the traditional concept of African American gospel while influencing its shape for years to come.
A first glimpse of the low-income housing scheme, designed in collaboration with West, raises red flags.
Donald Glover’s music video is a multi-layered political statement which aims to kick its audience out of its complacency.
Kanye West is making headlines for his support of Donald Trump and remarks about slavery being a choice. The rapper has also signalled he’s a fan of controversial Canadian professor Jordan Peterson.
Hip-hop may benefit from a return to the crew and collective mentality, where the DJ once again is valued and plays a central creative role.
At one of his shows, rapper Kendrick Lamar asked a white fan to refrain from rapping the n-word. A video of the incident has reignited a controversy: can white people ever rap the n-word?