The Mask of Doom
A profile of MF Doom.
A profile of MF Doom.
The Puerto Rican reggaetonero has come to dominate global pop on his own terms.
A profile of the rapper and activist.
How does a Latin-pop superstar spend lockdown? Hanging out with his girlfriend, watching ‘Toy Story’ and surprising the world.
How a Northern Californian rapper ended up facing life after being hired to produce a CD titled Generations of United Norteños – Till Eternity that may have served as a recruiting tool for the prison gang Nuestra Familia.
When Spanish authorities sentenced this provocative musician to prison for “glorifying terrorism,” his dedicated fans helped him make a daring escape across the border.
An interview with Meek Mill.
The Inglewood rapper has survived the death, deportation, and displacement of his family and friends.
Reimagining the sound and slang of Los Angeles.
The trendy DIY teen hip-hop genre went from a goofy punch line to the preposterously lucrative engine driving a whole new golden age in the music biz. But, wow, is it messy.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was SoundCloud rap’s most notorious star. But the same instincts that made him huge may put him in prison for years
On the 13-member rap collective Brockhampton.
Successful SoundCloud rapper. Genre-bending artist. You may or may not know Post Malone. Here are some little-known facts that will help you get to know him.
Skinny, sober, happily married, and seemingly full of radiant light, Gucci's become an improbably inspiring public figure, a beacon of serenity and gratitude for positivity-starved times.
A profile of rapper Mac Miller published on September 6, the day before he died.
Introduced to the world as an inescapable meme, Danielle Bregoli was only supposed to have 15 minutes of fame. But reborn as Bhad Bhabie, the 15-year-old rapper is letting the world know that she’s got more time on the clock.
The star on her unstoppable rise, repping gang life, and the peril of butt injections.
A jailhouse interview.
The outsized legacy of the emo rapper who always said he would die young.
Outkast’s Andre Benjamin at 42.
You gotta understand, I’ve only written one check in my life. When I was 17, they still had checkbooks, and my mom taught me how to write a check and do my balance. So I had one check on my balance, and then OutKast took off. I have not paid a bill since. People ask, What does it feel like? As humans, we want attention. We want to be validated. At the same time, it’s strange attention, and a lot of it. If you have an excess of anything, it becomes strange.
From chart-topper to cautionary tale in three years.
"If I had been a straight-A student my whole life and had rapped about Jesus coming back to save us all, I wouldn’t get no media. The motherfuckers wouldn’t give a fuck about me. But since I’m telling the truth, and been through what I’m stressing and know what I’m talking about, I’m a threat."
A profile of Lil Yachty.
Twenty-two years in, E-40 has extended his reign over the Bay Area rap landscape by returning to “making music the way he did back in the late ’80s: completely independently, selling his raps more or less directly to his fans.”
Rae Sremmurd, who held the #1 spot for the last 3 weeks for their song Black Beatles, on the precipice of fame.