hip hop

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 »

13 Albums That Will Pull You Through the Summer

Summer is the perfect time to create soundtracks for meaningful memories. Read more »

In Complete Control: SZA’s Album Follows Janet Jackson’s Blueprint

SZA maneuvers in a space carved out by Janet Jackson to control their gender, sexuality, and manifestations of Blackness. Read more »

BitchTapes: Celebrating Black Women Musicians

Donald Trump tried it. Jimmy Carter declared June African American Music Appreciation Month long ago. To commemorate it, here’s a playlist of Black women musicians.  Read more »

A Requiem For Brooklyn: Gentrification Takes Center Stage In “B(LA)K”

Latasha Alcindor’s B(LA)K allows listeners to go beyond the bodega in an effort to save Brooklyn from gentrification. Read more »

Chris Brown, Johnny Depp, and the Politics of Ex Abuse

There are many ways ex abuse can occur. It can be happen through stalking, threats, or by using children from the relationship as leverage for continued violence.  The method can also be financial, such as withholding the financial compensation ordered by the court. At its worst, ex abuse... Read more »

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