A Tribute to Combat Jack: This Is Why I Hate December
'Reggie granted us access to our own culture in a way that was unprecedented.'
Nicki Minaj Is Right About White Rappers and the Silencing of Black Women, So Have Several…
Nicki Minaj got into hot water for calling out the domination of white rappers on the iTunes rap chart. Here's why she was right for doing so.
From ‘Rhyme Pays’ to ‘Law & Order': Three Decades of Ice-T
It's been three decades since 'Rhyme Pays,' and Ice-T has had a journey unlike anyone in hip-hop.
Was Her Criticism of Nicki Minaj’s Photos Really All About Eve?
Her criticism of those racy PAPER photos reflected how Eve likely views her own history.
Justin Timberlake, the Invention of Whiteness and Willful Ignorance
Your favorite singer still needs to face the reality of race and privilege.
Hip-Hop Heresy: Lil Uzi Vert, Satan and Horrorcore History
Hip-hop has a long history of dabbling in satanic imagery to spark controversy. It's been drawing outrage since the 1980s.
Colin Kaepernick, Performance Patriotism and the Great American Lie
Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is angering Americans--which is why it needed to happen.
Life After Phife: The Legendary MC’s Best Friend Looks Back on a Career of Highs and Lows
DJ Rasta Root opens up about Phife, Tribe and that upcoming solo album.
5 Lessons We Can All Learn From Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
Here are some important lessons that we can all learn from this scandal.
The End of ‘The Carmichael Show': Network TV Is Still No Place for Edgy Black Comedy
Big networks still don't seem to value bold, black comedy.