The year was 1993. It had been twenty years since Kool Herc partied at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue and it was clear a presumed ‘moment’ was, in fact, a movement. Hiphop was vibrant, dynamic and only getting bigger and better.
Pusha T is part of the team behind a new hiphop music discovery app called "Heir" that aims to help the hiphop industry engage more with fans.
While the United States is undeniably home to the largest hiphop culture anywhere in the world, hiphop talent can be found from cultures all around the globe.
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.