hip hop

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 »

BitchTapes: Even more SXSW Favorites

Our Music Editor Katie Presley was at SXSW Music Fest in Austin last week, and all this month she’s highlighting the best feminist music she discovered in the Lone Star State.  Read more »

New Music Monday: La Dame Blanche

Our SXSW coverage continues with Cuban multi-instrumentalist La Dame Blanche, who blends genres like a painter mixes paint.  Read more »

New Music Moday: Moor Mother

Moor Mother’s music is not for the faint of heart (or ears). If you’re not on her wavelength, get out of her way.  Read more »

New Music Monday: Top 10 Debuts of 2016

The last New Music Monday of 2016 highlights some of the best new music to come out in the past year.  Read more »

New Music Monday: Noga Erez "Pity"

Singer-producer Noga Erez explores violence, power, control and liberation on the dance floor.  Read more »

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