During the month of April, the 2018 Hiphop x Asia series will highlight artists from Asia, celebrate the intersection of hiphop with Asian culture, and examine how cultures can draw from each other while promoting mutual respect.
Lupe Fiasco reminded us, once again, that he is a consistent voice of insightful critique when he shared his thoughts on The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery by Professor Vincent Brown, Director of the History Design Studio at Harvard University.
By Alvin Benjamin Carter III
Originally Published on November 16, 2009
MC Lyte is one of early Hiphop’s most successful recording artists and remains an important figure in its history. She continues to record, perform, and dj and serves as a model and reminder that a woman emcee doesn’t always have to show her body in order to tell her story.
Twenty-year-old R&B artist Kehlani has erupted from California’s Bay Area with graceful intensity, resembling the rare force uplifting waters in generating a tsunami.
Around this time of year, XXL Magazine releases its annual Top 10 Freshmen list. Previous Freshmen include Lupe Fiasco, Wale, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. This year, the Archive staff decided to create our own list.
That night he would sing “everyday it could be wonderful”, and it was a wonderful day when Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment visited the Harvard Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.
OSHUN is the greatest duo you probabaly haven't heard of yet.
How to describe Tory Lanez’ music? As a singer he could be thought of as an amalgamation of Chris Brown and Trey Songz singing over The Weeknd’s production.
Twenty years ago, nineteen year old Nasir “Nas” Jones elevated the ever-evolving rap game to a new, unprecedented level with the release of his debut album Illmatic.