The Calling, the Hilltop Hoods’ third album, would be their first to reach mainstream success.
In many parts of the world, hip-hop has become a way for Muslim artists to assert their belonging and identity.
The same boldness that enabled hip-hop to endure can benefit teachers in the classroom, a hip-hop scholar writes.
On Aug. 11, 1973, a block party in the Bronx spawned a genre that would go on to influence nearly all aspects of US culture – and the music, fashion and art of countries around the world.
As hip-hop turns 50, an unfortunate reality is that so many of its pioneering artists never live to see much more than 50 years themselves, a professor of hip-hop writes.
America’s veneration of gun ownership is seconded only by its commitment to rendering armed Blacks as an existential danger to the civility and structure of America.
Hip-hop traveled far after being birthed by Black Americans in US cities. The journey hasn’t always been smooth.
Latino artists have been forging their own paths in hip-hop for decades, giving voice to young peoples’ pain, faith and demands for change.
With their back catalogue finally being made available on streaming services, a new generation of rap lovers will get to enjoy their groundbreaking work.
Trugoy the Dove was instrumental in shaping a type of hip-hop that was more experimental and sensitive.
A cold-blooded shooting is a common trope in gangsta rap - but a disturbing new development in South African hip-hop.
Controversial South African band Die Antwoord illustrates the power relations that make cultural appropriation and blackface so damaging.
A scholar of race and media discusses the importance of analyzing media through a critical lens.
The police, the media and politicians have long objected Chief Keef’s ties to gang violence. But the rapper wrote the playbook for using social media to make a career out of music.
Hip-hop got its start as a political artistic force in the streets of Bronx. In the age of coronavirus, that same force has taken to the internet.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song has cause an uproar for its explicit expression of female sexuality.
Clyde Stubblefield’s drumming has been sampled or imitated more than 1,000 times since it was recorded in 1970.
Global hip-hop takes many cues from Kung Fu. Contrary to what denouncers might think, there is a rhyme and reason to using ‘words as weapons’.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most colourful founding fathers, opens this month in Toronto.
Music is an underutilised tool when it comes to steering curricula away from strictly Western and colonial models.