hip hop

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 »

She Pop: Your Halloween House of Pop Star Horror

Oh, hey, it's Halloween everybody! Halloween, of course, is the holiday when we celebrate terror, goofy outfits, and bad life decisions made at parties that get ever-so-slightly out-of hand. I'm sure lots of you will be celebrating this sacred day with "costumes" and "parties" and "actually leaving... Read more »

Little Miss Ogyny

It’s hard to imagine that anyone in the audience for TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras has a deep passion for child beauty pageants. Okay, maybe there’s a small contingent of fans who like frilly dresses and are impervious to... Read more »

She Pop-Behold the Face of Abuse, and Its Ridiculous Sweater: How Chris Brown Coverage Is Bad For Understanding Abuse

Say! HERE'S something I can't not talk about: Chris Brown, domestic abuser, bow tie enthusiast, Oprah nemesis, and soon-to-be dancing fiend, now on approximately Week One Million of his I'm Not Really That Bad And Also Please Forgive Me For That Unspecified Thing I Did (Did I Mention I'm Not That... Read more »

New-found fab female MCs plus new music recs and news!

After WireTap blogger Biko Baker asked “Where is the Next Lauryn Hill?” last week bemoaning (what seemed like) the lack of women in rap and hip-hop, MC Invincible (interviewed in... Read more »

Mimi My My! Eminem can't stop hating.

Thea Lim at Racialicious started an open thread to revisit this spring’s feud between Eminem, Mariah Carey, and her husband Nick Cannon. What seemed like another petty celebrity feud has turned ugly... Read more »

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