hip hop

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 »

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 »

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