A Generation of Hip-Hop Was Given Away for Free. Can It Be Archived?
They won't be lost to fire, like much of the Universal Music catalog, but who will save the mixtapes?
'Knife to the Heart': The Deep Empathy Behind Chris Orrick's Witty, Working-Class Hip-Hop
The Detroit rapper's willingness to listen to other people, and to see himself from their perspective, is one of the hallmarks of his music, his career, and his politics.
How to Make It Big in Hip-Hop When Your City Pretends You Don't Exist
Young artists are finding creative ways to carve a space in Portland's lively—if fractious and often ignored—hip-hop scene.
'You Know Who I Am': Rapper Saweetie Demands Recognition
Saweetie's brash attitude is more than bravado—it's an essential part of her plan to dominate rap.
PS Picks: Blood Orange's Deconstruction of Masculinity
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
I Listen to Everything, Except Rap and Country Music
While the two branches of music might appear to have nothing in common, they rose to pop-culture establishment in very similar ways. Today, they share the same songs and the same stage.
Your Preteen Hip-Hop Fan May Be Headed for Trouble
New research from the Netherlands suggests a youngster's music preference can predict whether he or she will be a shoplifter or vandal four years later.