New Jersey writer Joseph Rathgeber discusses his zine Caltrops, which has become a key document of the underground rap renaissance.
In an article on the “Notti Bop” craze inspired by a teen’s murder, New Yorker writer Jody Rosen avoids making aesthetic judgements.
By 1990, hip-hop culture had inspired regional scenes across the United States. A series of maps attempted to mark the changes.
Freedom Archives, an online database focused on progressive and radical historical movements, has documentation on BLU magazine, which was published between 1998 and 2001. While
Two recent stories on the decline of rap music’s overall market share have generated some concern in industry circles.
An L.A. Times feature gathers opinions on a bleak trend that has claimed the lives of PnB Rock, Pop Smoke, Nipsey Hussle, and many others.
In a story jointly published by the Chicago Reader and The Triibe, coverage of developments at Chicago’s O-Block is scrutinized.
ProPublica’s story about internet clout chases contains a detail about The Source magazine, a famed example of golden-era rap journalism.
Hua Hsu, a staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses his new zine Suspended in Time, which also serves as a preface for his forthcoming book, Stay True.
The Texas native discusses his biography of DJ Screw, the late Houston DJ and producer who created the “chopped & screwed” sound.
A recent GQ interview proved that Lloyd Banks is a thoughtful interview subject.
This year marks four decades of avant magazine the Wire. Throughout, the British publication has frequently if fitfully championed interesting rap artists.