According to actual Africans, who are using Twitter to challenge stereotypes about the continent.
Their minds weren't playing tricks on them.
A feminist point-by-point breakdown with Karley "Slutever" Sciortino and Rachel Libeskind.
Check out a clip from Pharrell and Scott Vener's OTHERtone Beats 1 show ahead of its debut.
Hint: Working On Excellence
Tracks we love right now, and why they matter. In no particular order.
Over his affection for Nicki...really.
Also starring Novelist, Piff Gang, and Michèle Lamy.
Krept & Konan and Jeremih are tipping off the dancehall wave.
Two new cuts off Noise to the World 2, Converse Rubber Tracks' second annual holiday EP.
Get it at the swap meet.
Tunji Ige is quietly making hits at a state college in the middle of nowhere.
"Lol why you mad bro?" - Confucius
Peep Tunji Ige's cameo-laden clip for one of our favorite young posse cuts
Rapper Michael Christmas nails chunky everyman raps and Apatowian punchlines on his rich debut.
Both songs are laced with refences -- to Do The Right Thing, to Sponge Bob, to Mo'Nique, to Beyonce, and more -- as Christmas' songs so often are.
Our two favorite rap weirdos of the moment breath new life into Tunji Ige's "Day2Day."
The 19-year-old Boston MC stars in a dance battle for the ages.
Three jokester MCs rattle off bars over a breezy soul loop.
Two of the game's goofiest, Lil Silk and Michael Christmas, trade jokes on "Problems."