Rose’s classic study, Black Noise: Rap Music and and Black Culture in Contemporary America, turned 25 this year—and was also named one of the top books of the 20th century by Black Issues in Higher Education. To mark the occasion, the American Studies Association featured a panel celebrating Rose and Black Noise featuring hip-hop and black cultural scholars. Rose sat down for an interview with Ms. to talk about hip-hop, feminism and the state of popular culture.
It’s been a year since a girl named jaen released “Resist,” a catchy song about voting in the midterm elections and changing the country. But the message—and agnj’s commitment to politically-charged music—persists.
These books, films and stories are too good to miss.
“Women watching, can you hear a heartbeat? Daughters watching, can you hear a heartbeat? Mothers rising, can you hear a heartbeat? The whirlwind is coming.”
Female library music composers are traditionally among the most underrepresented among media composers. Mpath, LLC, a music production company based in Los Angeles, is part of a growing movement to change all that.
Robin Ritz’s song and video celebrate the divine feminine—in the women in our lives, in our archetypes and in ourselves.
R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago under a 13-count indictment on Thursday on new charges including child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice. Today, prosecutors in Brooklyn also charged the performer with a five count indictment accusing him of leading an organization that engaged in the kidnapping, exploitation and trafficking of women […]
I am too often asked to recount my career trajectory as an example of female triumph against the stacked odds of a male dominated orchestral field. But frankly, I am tired of waging this battle on traditional grounds.
“I’m so damn free,” she sang, striking a final pose and laughing as neon pink light flooded the stage.
“I feel I’ve earned my right to choose. You don’t get to play God, man. I do.”