Exclusive: Big Freedia speaks on mainstream appropriation of twerking and being embraced by New Orleans regardless of her sexual orientation.
Exclusive: Tory Lanez explains how he went from hustling, robberies and court cases to hoping to be a worldwide vehicle for change through his music.
Exclusive: Bishop Nehru outlines how part of his name pays homage to India's first prime minister and asserts that Hip Hop music is "too stuck in materialism."
Exclusive: Rhymefest reveals the strategy behind his hiatus and connecting Lupe Fiasco, Common and Kanye West for his "Got Bars" outreach program
Exclusive: South Auckland's David Dallas notes the significance of getting an album premiere via "Billboard" and shares a few New Zealand Hip Hop classics.
Exclusive: Lil Debbie reveals why she pushed forward as a rapper after her falling out with White Girl Mob and notes that the Bay continues to assert silent influence over Hip Hop.
Exclusive: The artist also known as Kitty speaks on J Dilla, "If you want to talk about how great he was, he was great, but why are certain people not allowed to appreciate that? I don't get it."
Exclusive: Funk Volume's own opens up about how his label has allowed him succeed by ultimately getting out of the way.
Exclusive: Future admits it took six years to find his sound, speaks on "Pluto 3-D" re-release.
Exclusive: Cashis details what to expect from his upcoming full-length, "The Art Of Dying," and says it's a shame that fans never got to hear Eminem's shelved album, "King Mathers."
Exclusive: The SF spitter says no one will ever replace Mac Dre in the Bay and offers some cautionary words about girls with lip rings.
The professor at California State University, Long Beach has some powerful theories about Hip Hop and God in her new book. We decided to share 10 that struck us.
Exclusive: Richmond, California's own explains that a random call from E-40 led to his verse on "Function" and that he thinks the Bay Area is simply too big to classify its sound in one box.
With Wu-Tang Clan, Brand Nubian and other Hip Hop luminaries involved with the Nation Of Gods & Earths, DX broke down a recently published book on Five Percenters.
Exclusive: The duo responsible for both "Post-Apocalyptic Trap" and De La Soul's "Are You In?" album look back to Hip Hop's roots on how Electronic music is relevant to the culture and the mainstream.
Exclusive: While the "City Kids" enjoyed first hearing Chiddy Bang comparisons, they now think any similarities are only on the surface.
Exclusive: The Adderral Admiral also opens up about "XXX's" Grime influence and admits that Detroit's Techno scene helped him better understand Dizzee Rascal.
The Brooklyn emcee reveals that 50 Cent inspired him to rap, and explains his associations with Mobb Deep, Tahiry and Fabolous.
Exclusive: Honors English explains his deep ties to Grammy Award-winning producer Needlz and expounds on, "I'm Troy Davis until I'm Casey Anthony, meaning I am guilty till I have proven my humanity.
The Michigan State alum recalls growing up in a place where Hip Hop was hard to find and how he progressed to be part of Detroit's emerging array of talented voices.
Despite its circumstances, "The Fuck" sounds far from amateur, an album that unleashes his many voices without letting them overstay their welcome.