hip hop

BitchTapes: 17 Artists You Should Listen to this Summer

Celebrating musicians who are making excellent art on their own terms. Read more »

Raw, Real, and Uncut: Cupcakke is Rap’s Sex-Positive Superstar

It’s possible to be Christian, sexually freaky, emotionally intelligent, moody, and political at the same time. Read more »

Cardi B. is Free: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rocks the Mic

To cluck about the timing of a pregnancy in a woman’s career is surely to project one’s own antipathy about the visibility of motherhood for working women. Read more »

The Impermissible Arrogance of Nicki Minaj

To be colored and a woman is to be perpetually ruled. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Forgotten Women of Hip Hop

The mix features female hip-hop artists “from big names to virtual unknowns from the Golden Era to the mid-’90s.” Read more »

We All Gotta Eat: “Atlanta” and the Illusive Boundaries of Fame

What happens when your face becomes currency that you can’t benefit from? Read more »

Komplex Kai Is the Native American Rapper You Should Be Listening To

Komplex talks to Bitch about his popular freestyles, the Dakota Access pipeline, and finding his sound. Read more »

Brooklyn Personified: Young M.A Tells “Herstory”

Despite her controversial themes, Young M.A is a reverb of the cipher, a new rung of New York’s hip-hop greats. Read more »

The Beat Got Thiccer: “Feminasty” Taunts and Flaunts Self Love

Miss Eaves sneezed on the beat and the beat got thiccer. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Ultimate Summer 2017 Playlist

Summer is partially over, but the music’s just beginning. Read more »

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