What determines people's taste in music?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know that they’re talking about. Today we tackle the role that music plays in identity with industry professionals and a neuroscientist.
Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"
We spoke to the author of 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-hop' about moguls, the culture of the 90s and how now it's "the activists who are doing the work, not the rappers."
Michel'le, Dr. Dre's former girlfriend, speaks on his abuse
R&B singer Michel'le and others reignite allegations against the rapper in light of his new film.
Rapper Travi$ Scott arrested at Lollapalooza after telling fans to jump the barricades
Houston rapper Travi$ Scott was arrested on Sunday in Chicago after his Lollapalooza performance incited chaos.
Lil B admits he's transphobic: "my heart hurts because I have been cruel to people"
Last night, rapper Lil B tweeted a joke at the expense of transgender people from his popular Twitter account.
New track leaked is by Drake's alleged ghostwriter
The number one commandment of the hip-hop world is to "keep it real." Drake may have broken this rule.
Which 2016 US presidential candidates follow rappers on Twitter?
Which candidate has the most hip hop social media cred? The answer probably won't surprise you.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is following cult rapper Lil B on Twitter
Whether Sanders considers himself #based is yet to be known.
Petition asks that Outkast members be added to massive Confederate tribute in Georgia
The petition specifies that the rappers be riding in a Cadillac. "This will help the new carving blend nicely with the Confederates who are on horseback," the authors write.