Academic research long ago showed that poverty and institutional racism are at the root of urban crime. Will the president have the courage to say so?
The South Carolinian's Senate appointment might look like progress, but it's really the latest sign of a failure to modernize.
Angel Haze speaks up about being sexually abused on her powerful new track, and her testimony couldn't come at a more urgent time
The real reason Frank Ocean's coming-out note is important
Local pride has fueled some of the best hip hop in history, but as one region's profile has risen over the past decade, its identity has been watered down.
Neither rapper is a conventional hip-hop star, and each deal with that fact in different ways
The answer is more complicated than it seems
Will the charismatic rapper's time in jail change anything for him?
Drake's disappointing debut album underscores the need to abandon the industry-imposed good rapper vs. bad rapper stereotype