Hip Hop Archive

Jay Z and Daft Punk’s Computerized pushes the hip hop star further into Dad Rap

by Henry R. Casey This “collaboration” continues Hova’s descent into overexposed horribleness

Game of Thrones hip hop mixtape hits the streets

by Henry R. Casey HBO calls it 'Catch The Throne', yet features no MC to ever hold rap’s critical praise throne

Kanye and Jay Z 101: U. of Missouri offers course on rappers’ relationship

by Jillian Rayfield The college's English Department will convey how Jigga and Yeezus' "rise to both celebrity and corporate power alter what we understand as the American dream."

Macklemore’s Grammy wins: Hip hop world reacts via social media

by Gabi Chepurny Edging out Kanye West, Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar to sweep the rap category, the ‘Thrift Shop’ artist inspires disbelief

Kanye West facing charges in Kim Kardashian N-word assault

By Todd Gilchrist The “Jesus Walks” rapper may face charges after punching a teen who called Kardashian a “n*gger lover”

Leonardo DiCaprio, Q-Tip, and Jonah Hill to develop Hip Hop TV Series

by Henry T. Casey Some fans dubious as Hollywood stars and a not-so-beloved rapper band together together to develop show

Outkast shocks starved fans to reunite at Coachella 2014

by Henry T. Casey Atlanta’s finest to return from Stankonia to get back up on the West & East Coasts In 2014

No sleep til… Manhattan? The Beastie Boys’ fallen hero is bestowed dubious honor

by Sarah Crow A cynical real estate maneuver by a New York City restaurant owner panders to Adam Yauch’s legacy

Is Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet the most literary hip hop album ever?

by Christophe Silvey The Community star's second album drops with references to Vonnegut, Shakespeare and Sartre, obsesses over Berkeley

Beyond “I am the next Nelson Mandela”: Which of these outlandish things did Kanye West really say?

by Sarah Crow The TV Mix Kanye West quote quiz is here, and harder than you think
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