Op-Ed Contributor: The Legacy of A Tribe Called Quest

Their embrace of Afrocentrism showed me how I could fit into hip-hop.

Their embrace of Afrocentrism showed me how I could fit into hip-hop.


The Boycott Before: Rap and Resentment at the 1989 Grammys

This year’s Oscars aren’t the first time Will Smith has taken a stand about an awards show and unfair treatment of some artists.


This year’s Oscars aren’t the first time Will Smith has taken a stand about an awards show and unfair treatment of some artists.


ArtsBeat: Rihanna Rebounds in Second Week on the Charts, and ‘Anti’ Takes No. 1

After opening at No. 27, Rihanna’s eighth album sold 124,000 copies in its first full week of release and leaped to the top of the Billboard 200.


After opening at No. 27, Rihanna’s eighth album sold 124,000 copies in its first full week of release and leaped to the top of the Billboard 200.


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Bernie Sanders Has Killer Mike in His Corner

The rapper Killer Mike is a potentially important advocate for the Sanders campaign as it attempts to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s lead among black voters.


The rapper Killer Mike is a potentially important advocate for the Sanders campaign as it attempts to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s lead among black voters.


‘The Breaks,’ a TV Movie on VH1, Examines the Year Hip-Hop Found Its Flow

The movie, the basis of a possible series, dramatizes the year 1990, when rap music was suspended between its gritty urban roots and mainstream acceptance.

The movie, the basis of a possible series, dramatizes the year 1990, when rap music was suspended between its gritty urban roots and mainstream acceptance.


Kendrick Lamar on the Grammys, Black Lives Matter and His Big 2015

The rapper, who received 11 Grammy nominations for his album “To Pimp a Butterfly,” talks about the importance of hip-hop and what lies ahead.


The rapper, who received 11 Grammy nominations for his album “To Pimp a Butterfly,” talks about the importance of hip-hop and what lies ahead.