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This Sh*t Is For Us: Black Diasporic Women Are Running New York City’s Underground Music Scene

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism released a study exposing the music industry's lack of diversity. In 2017, 83.2 percent of artists were men and…

Exalting Blackness Amid White Noise: Afro-Latino Artists Speak on Navigating the World & Music Industry

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, the late Puerto Rican historian, writer and activist, was an indispensable component of the Harlem Renaissance. Born and largely raised on the…

‘City of God’ Remains A Cult Classic 15 Years Later

In 2002, Brazilian director and screenwriter Fernando Meirelles unveiled Cidade de Deus, a film that put the microscope on the epidemic of organized crime that ravaged…

No Panty Rap Crew On Latino Erasure In Hip-Hop, Voting, Stop-And-Frisk & More

While hip-hop has long been heralded as an inherent creation of the African-American community, the art form-turned-global phenomena has equal ties to its Latino…

Wild & Free: Nitty Scott’s New Outlook On Feminism And Wanting To Reach New Fans

Nitty Scott, MC is a combination of sexy, intelligent, and talented. It’s not everyday that you find all three qualities wrapped into one woman, but you can say that…

A Woman’s Worth: Nitty Scott MC On The Beauty Of Struggle

Nitty Scott MC laughs in the face of adversity. Better yet, the flower child’s determination mirrors the tenacity of a rose blooming in the concrete. "Sometimes those…

Sorority Row: Femcees Who Could’ve Made XXL’s Freshman Cover

Landing a spot on XXL‘s Freshman list, has become a rapper rite-of-passage. Though the cover is no longer as coveted as it once was, it still serves as a…

VIBE Playlist: Young Buck, Yelawolf, Melanie Fiona, Troy Ave

The Hottest New Tracks Of The Day! After 14 months served in a Mississippi prison, Young Buck is a free man! His new animated music video displays some of Buck’s caged…

10 Female Rappers You Should Get Familiar With

Where are the lady rappers? Every day a male rapper gets signed by a legend or is featured on a new track, but where’s the love for the ladies? Nicki Minaj gets more…