Hip Hop

Meek Mill raises his arms in victory on stage during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on October 23, 2018.

Colorlines Favorites of 2018: Meek Mill Seeks Redemption on 'Championships'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2018 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing writer Shani Saxon dives into why Meek Mill’s “Championships” was the year’s best album.

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WATCH: Bobbito Garcia's 'Rock Rubber 45s' Celebrates Hip Hop

Famous friends of the renowned DJ—including Rosie Pérez, Questlove and Lin-Manuel Miranda—examine Garcia’s decades-long dedication to hip hop in his new documentary.

'Hip Hop Honors' Returns, Will Exclusively Big Up Women

The show will air July 11 at 9 p.m. ET.

[Video] 'Hunger Games' Actress Amandla Stenberg Gives a Crash Course In Cultural (Mis)Appropriation

The teen actress shows her stuff in a video she made called “Don’t Cash Crop on My Cornrows.”

MCNY Unveils 'Hip-Hop Revolution' Photo Exhibition

Three photographers share classic moments in hip-hop culture seen through their lenses.

Macklemore Becomes a Casualty of Snoop Dogg's Grammy Diss

He’s taking shots on Instagram.

Azealia Banks is Fed Up With Mainstream Music, Especially Those 'Corny' White Girls

Will she ever sign a major deal again? Not a chance.

Here is the Okinawan Rapper Who Was Inspired by 2pac

Awich is a 27-year-old rapper with a story to tell.

Watch These Oakland Women Turf Battle [VIDEO]

They pretty much kill it.

Mystic's 13-Year Journey Toward 'Beautiful Resistance'

The Oakland-based rapper explains what drove her away from the music industry, and what ultimately brought her back.

Los Rakas Pays Tribute to Families Torn Apart by Deportation

The video is the second part of a cinematic series that focuses on the push-and-pull factors of immigration.

Azealia Banks Quotes 'The Color Purple' After Being Dropped From Label

Let’s hope that she’ll finally be able to let her music do the talking.

Poet Saul Williams to Star in Broadway Musical Inspired by 2pac

“Holler If You Hear Me” opens this summer.

Jay Electronica Taps Nation of Islam, Wizard of Oz in New Song

No full-length album yet.

Openly Gay Rapper Le1f Makes Network TV Debut on Letterman

He was fabulously gay in a way that network television probably hasn’t seen before.

Mic Check: Joan Morgan and Brittney Cooper in Conversation

Black feminists on when and where they enter, now.

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

Christian Takes Gun Parrish does hip-hop to the beat of his Apsaalooke drum.

NBC's Brian Williams Raps 'Rapper's Delight' and It's Awesome


You Can Stream Del The Funky Homosapien's New Album For Free

Hip-hop heads, rejoice!

Frank Waln's New Video Will Blow You Away

Call your calvary, because Frank Waln leaves stereotypes as casualties.