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'Lynching was treated as a celebratory event': Adrian Younge on the history of US racism
Already a law professor turned soul composer, Younge explains his latest project, encompassing an album, podcast and short film

Ammar Kalia

24, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sunday with RZA: ‘I strive to be at peace’
The Wu-Tang Clan rapper on Islam, vegan treats and why he is hooked on DIY telly

Rich Pelley

21, Feb, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West file for divorce
The reality TV and rap superstar couple known as Kimye are parting ways after almost seven years of marriage, following reports a split was ‘imminent’

Adrian Horton

19, Feb, 2021 @10:12 PM

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Angry words: rapper's jailing exposes Spain's free speech faultlines
Violent protests over treatment of Pablo Hasél are forcing government to confront laws and the judiciary

Victor Lloret and Julius Purcell

19, Feb, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Ghetts: Conflict of Interest review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Big-label backing and unusual, beautiful arrangements should finally propel Ghetts, long a critic’s favourite, into the big time

Alexis Petridis

11, Feb, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Fredo: Money Can't Buy You Happiness review – melancholy rap realism
Reality bites on the west Londoner’s second album, as he puts the spotlight on drug-selling, prison life and those he has lost

Kate Hutchinson

07, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition review – a challenging vision
A dazzling video follow-up to the actor and rapper’s album raises disturbing questions about modern Britain

Kathryn Bromwich

07, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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One to Watch: Denise Chaila
This Limerick livewire is confidently challenging both misogyny in rap and Irish hip-hop identity

Tara Joshi

06, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Streets: how my mum's ban fuelled my future pop obsessions | Jazz Monroe
Continuing our series on music fandom, Jazz Monroe celebrates the kind adult who laboured over a clean tape edit of the Streets debut – call it Original Pirated Material

Jazz Monroe

04, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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US rapper Silentó charged with murder of his cousin
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) rapper held after Frederick Rooks died from gunshot wounds in south-eastern Atlanta

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Feb, 2021 @10:09 AM

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Double K, People Under the Stairs rapper, dies aged 43
No cause of death announced for MC who released 10 albums with acclaimed Los Angeles duo

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Feb, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Reverberate: the Guardian's new podcast on the soundtrack of history
Chris Michael on our new podcast series examining moments when music was the story behind the news, or became the focus for change

Chris Michael

01, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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