hip hop

B-Sides: Oh Dessa!

Can’tstoplisteningtoDessa! The only woman in the highly acclaimed underground hip hop collective, Doomtree, Dessa brings a literary beauty to hypnotic rhythms that left me (re)examining the super old and super problematic feminist consensus that hip hop, even what comes from woman artists, is... Read more »

Feminist Rapper: A Lady Made That!

It’s somewhat of a running joke in feminist circles that, while awesome, a PhD in Gender Studies doesn’t exactly bring in the big bucks. Well, Jenny Hagel is looking to change that (or at least the character she plays in her new web series,... Read more »

Screenshot: There she went, Miss America

It's hard to make an argument for paying attention to the Miss America pageant because the pageant hasn't really made a compelling argument for its continued existence. Why hype up a competition that has so little ultimately at stake? Read more »

Race Card: Chris Brown, Charlie Sheen, Race and Domestic Violence

Which celebrity has earned more bad press for reported acts of domestic violence—Chris Brown or Charlie Sheen? When gossip Web site TMZ.com criticized Brown Jan. 21 for appearing with designer Jean Paul... Read more »

BitchTapes: Funky Divas

As we’ve seen in past editions of BitchTapes, many Bitch Media staffers spent the 90s listening to super cool, street-cred building riot grrrl jams. Well, I’ve got a confession to make: Even though I grew up in the Pacific... Read more »

On the Map: Judging An Emcee By Her Cover

Since her 2007 album Dans ma Bulle (Inside My Bubble) debuted at the top of the charts by selling 50K copies in its first week,... Read more »

B-Sides: The Revival

The awesome Detroit MC Invincible (interviewed in The Loud issue) has a brand new... Read more »

Sapphic Salon: Nicki Minaj and the lesbian problem in hip-hop

Yesterday, one of hip-hop's rising stars, Nicki Minaj Tweeted something that caught my eye: A rumored lesbian (or bisexual, depending on who you ask), Nicki is not "out," but took to Twitter for this random piece of knowledge, which only furthered my curiosity about her and how it... Read more »

BitchTapes: Anywhere, Anytime Mix

When in need for inspiration, riding your bike, or just hanging out this mix can do it all. ANYWHERE, ANYTIME style. Read more »

Rihanna speaks out on Good Morning America

This morning Good Morning America aired a portion of a Diane Sawyer interview with Rihanna in which the singer discussed (for the first time on television) ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and... Read more »

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