Hip-hop

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Ziggy Ramo: Sugar Coated Lies review – bold, uncompromising hip-hop that takes a new path
Released independently on 26 January, the artist’s second album has more mainstream appeal than his first – but is as unapologetically political as ever

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Who are you to stop me?’: the hip-hop group speaking up for India’s women
Rappers Wild Wild Women use their searing lyrics to highlight the treatment of their sisters in a socially conservative country

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

27, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Post your questions for De La Soul
Maybe you’d like to know the story behind their names, or who have they most enjoyed collaborating with? Now’s your chance to ask the iconic hip-hop trio

Shaad D'Souza

24, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World review – Chuck D is a brilliant history teacher
Some of the greatest pop music ever made gets the respectful, rigorous sociological treatment it deserves – thanks to this documentary series from the Public Enemy star

Jack Seale

21, Jan, 2023 @10:00 PM

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‘I deserve respect’: Azealia Banks on redemption, Republicans – and Kanye
The infamous rapper has made a surprise return to a major label. It’s part of her search for dignity, she says – along with getting offline and moving to Miami for its ‘practical’ governor

Shaad D'Souza

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Dr Dre successfully blocks Marjorie Taylor Greene from using his music
The far-right Republican congresswoman was served with a cease-and-desist letter after she soundtracked a promotional video with his 1999 hit Still Dre

Laura Snapes

16, Jan, 2023 @9:15 AM

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Clavish: Rap Game Awful review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Using a limited, hook-free palette of mid-tempo beats, mournful piano figures and samples, Cian Wright illustrates the paranoia and interminable grind of his world

Alexis Petridis

12, Jan, 2023 @2:01 PM

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The Creative Act by Rick Rubin review – life lessons from the bearded beat master
The co-founder of Def Jam Records and the man behind countless hits, from the Beastie Boys and Jay-Z to Neil Young, offers artistic wisdom that is both gnomic and pertinent

Kitty Empire

10, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Sampa the Great: Changes by 2Pac is the most perfect song of all time
When Zambian-born rapper Sampa Tembo was navigating her early career in Australia, Tupac Shakur’s posthumous hit became a guiding light

Sampa Tembo, as told to Janine Israel

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Gangsta Boo: Three 6 Mafia member and southern rap trailblazer dies aged 43
Musicians from Missy Elliott to Questlove have paid tribute to the trailblazing female rapper, who was 15 when she appeared on the Memphis group’s cult classic debut Mystic Stylez

Laura Snapes

02, Jan, 2023 @10:23 AM

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New music for 2023: Monaleo, the Texas rapper moving from body bags and breakups to killer bars
Taking emasculation to an artform, 21-year-old Monaleo planned to be a funeral director before heartbreak transformed her

Shaad D'Souza

30, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Chuck D: ‘Bringing rap to the UK was our British invasion’
The founder of Public Enemy answers your questions on the future of hip-hop, police harassment and whether he has ever ridden on an ostrich

As told to Rich Pelley

29, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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