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'Waiting for change is not an option'

Thursday, June 01, 2023

The unwritten rules of rap unpacked in Louder's second season are held together by a scarcity principle that came to define the show itself. As it draws to a close, the team reflects on its mission.


'I'm an outlier too'

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Rico Nasty and her fans know what it's like to be judged for being themselves. For anyone who feels like an outsider, Nasty Mob is a space to forget that alienation.


'Is this what it had to be?'

Thursday, April 27, 2023

In 2005, Kim Osorio sued The Source for gender discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, retaliation, defamation. Responses to the case reinforced hip-hop's culture of silence.


'I'm coming to y'all with no armor'

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rapper Doechii hoped her video "Crazy" would make a statement by presenting her nude body as a vessel of power, not sex. YouTube saw things differently.


Megan Thee Stallion takes the stand in Tory Lanez trial, shares suicidal thoughts

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

As the key witness for the prosecution, the Houston rapper spoke for the first time in explicit detail about the night Lanez allegedly shot her in 2020.


'I Want Us To Dream A Little Bigger': Noname And Mariame Kaba On Art And Abolition

Saturday, December 19, 2020

What role can hip-hop play in reforming — or entirely dismantling — mass incarceration? Rapper Noname and activist Mariame Kaba joined Louder Than A Riot to discuss making revolution irresistible.


Thoughts Of Suicide, Other Mental Health Struggles Still High For LGBTQ Youth

Friday, July 24, 2020

A survey by The Trevor Project found that 40% of young LGBTQ people have considered suicide in the last year. The pandemic has only exacerbated mental health issues LGBTQ youth already face.


Remembering Front-Line Workers Lost To COVID-19

Monday, June 22, 2020

The U.S. has lost more than 120,000 people since the coronavirus started sickening Americans five months ago. Here we remember a few of those who continued working during the pandemic, serving others.