rap

Cultural Disruptors: City Girls Flip Misguided Stereotypes into Their Superpower

City on Lock is their ethos at its finest—taking the stereotypes stacked against them as bold, Black women who demand good sex and long money, and flipping them into their super power. 

Petty, Egotistical Barbs Overshadow J. Cole’s Important Message

Holding people, including Black celebrities accountable for their inaction or misguided action, isn’t an attack or an attempt to create undue separation between Black men and Black women.  Read more »

Greater Expectations: Through Music, Dua Saleh Nurtures Personal and Political Identity

 “My brain was manufacturing new language because I was refusing to be seen as a woman.” Read more »

New Rules: Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Confidence is Super Infectious on “Fever”

“Fever” is a state of the union address for Megan’s “Hottie” nation. Read more »

BitchTapes: 17 Artists You Should Listen to this Summer

Celebrating musicians who are making excellent art on their own terms. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Cool Girls

Why are the cool girls of Instagram flooding the Southwest? 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: 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 »

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 »

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 »

Pages