True Stories

The Mother of WAP? The Indisputable Ms. Millie Jackson

To the straight world, Millie Jackson specialized in raunch R&B.
News + Politics

Jamaal Bowman: From ‘Street Kid’ to the Halls of Power

This new progressive star reveals his surprising influences on “The Carlos Watson Show.

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
Good Sh*t

This Rapper’s Book Club Is Uplifting Writers of Color

It started with a tweet, and then quickly grew to an online and IRL community of book lovers.
Around the World

There's Nothing Quite Like Mongolian Hip-Hop

It’s Def Jam beats meets throat singing, folk music and horsehead fiddles.
The New + the Next

Rap Camp: Hip-Hop Artists Are Recording in Groups Again

Hip-hop is rediscovering the beauty of recording with everyone in the same room.
Good Sh*t

Inside This Rising Rapper's Scientific Method

A biologist by training, Femdot had to wait for his breakout in Chicago's flourishing hip-hop scene.
Around the World

Can Street Dancing Battle Away Ethnic Divisions?

Hip-hop is becoming an unlikely bridge over ethnic, religious and economic divisions for Myanmar's youth.
Good Sh*t

The DIY Rapper Shoots for the Big Time

Brittney Carter is earning notice with killer freestyles she records simply on an iPhone.

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
Good Sh*t

The Studio Owner Behind SZA, Chance the Rapper, DaBaby a​nd More

Chicago-based Chris Classick has cultivated the sounds reshaping today's music scene.
Good Sh*t

This Chicago-Born Star Is the New King of Latin Trap

As the genre expands, Ryen is at the forefront of the players defining its sound.

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