Dope Saint Jude grew up in Cape Town, South Africa in a religious household. But in no way did that stop her from becoming one of the country's leading queer feminist rappers, bringing messages of hope and empowerment to the world. Her background in music production and brief stint as a drag king respectively paved the way for her beat-making skills and love for the stage. Her new EP "Higher Self" looks set to take her to the next level. Marjorie Hache sat down with her in Paris to chat about her career and some of her influences.
29 Dec 2021
A Belgium court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc will not be extradited, arguing that his offenses — allegedly glorifying terror — were not a crime under Belgian law.
8 Nov 2021
U.S. Rap star Travis Scott released a video online for his fans on Saturday (November 6) after eight people died and dozens were injured when he took to the stage at a festival in Houston, Texas on Friday (November 5).
16 Sep 2021
A first-ever 'Bald Fest' celebration hosted by rapper Kosha Dillz was held in New York City on Monday. The rapper, whose real name is Rami Matan Even-Esh, held the event at the Rubulad club in Brooklyn on 'National Bald is Beautiful Day'.
3 Jul 2021
In his flashy tracksuit, chunky silver chain and sparkling trainers, Tibetan rapper MC Tenzin is a leading light of the region's hip-hop scene.
6 Apr 2021
Family and fans of rapper DMX gather for a prayer and tribute outside White Plains Hospital where the 50-year-old New Yorker has been on life support since a heart attack last Friday. "There's no artist better than X, that got a heart like that you know," says a friend of the rapper.
2 Apr 2021
Rapper and songwriter, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name 'Vector' on The Dice this week with Sammy Walsh talks about 'Crown of clay' with M.I, the rap culture in Nigeria, and moments that defined his rap career.
23 Feb 2021
Fifteen graffiti artists in Barcelona gather to express their anger following the arrest and conviction of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel. Barcelona has become the epicenter of protests since Tuesday, after the imprisonment of the rapper, sentenced to nine months in prison for tweets in which he insulted the monarchy and the police.
22 Feb 2021
Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says following a third night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets.
20 Feb 2021
Pablo Hasel was meant to start jail time for a controversial conviction but the rapper and some supporters locked themselves in a university instead. Prosecutors took offense to the content of his tweets and song lyrics.
19 Feb 2021
Thousands of protesters took over some of Barcelona's streets on Tuesday evening (February 16) to demand the release of a rapper arrested by Spanish police after being given a jail sentence on charges of glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs.
5 Oct 2020
The German-Tunisian woman was detained earlier this year after a cellphone provided fresh evidence about her time in Syria. She had married two IS fighters, one of whom was rapper-turned-extremist Denis Cuspert.