The Power of Your Voice

The Power of Your Voice

2020 has been a year of unexpected complexity. Most of us probably woke up on January 1st full of hope, not just because it was a new year, but also because of what 2020 symbolized–a new decade, a symbol for perfect vision, or just a cool number, full of ideas...
What’s Going On…Today

What’s Going On…Today

If you stand quietly let yourself tune in with the world around you, you can almost hear and feel how much pain the world is currently experiencing. Societal and environmental hurt have trickle-down effects. We are getting soaked under the descending slope. We imagine...
Hip Hop Around the Globe

Hip Hop Around the Globe

More than three decades later after its inception, hip hop continues to be one of the most groundbreaking genres in music. As part of our month-long celebration of hip hop’s 47th anniversary, NMAAM spoke to several artists from around the globe who pay tribute to the...
The Evolution of Regional Hip Hop

The Evolution of Regional Hip Hop

Evolution is the gradual development of something. Hip hop as a musical art form and a cultural phenomenon is something special, and its simple yet complex regional metamorphosis is a remarkable example of change. Let’s begin with its legendary New York origins. Bronx...
First Ladies: Hip Hop’s Early Women Pioneers

First Ladies: Hip Hop’s Early Women Pioneers

There was a time when hip hop music had no presence on Top 40 radio. Today, that’s hard to imagine with rappers Drake, Cardi B and numerous others in steady rotation. Their songs reach millions of listeners through the airwaves, helping them retain and establish fans...