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Rapper Noname and activist and organizer Mariame Kaba joined Louder Than A Riot to discuss hip-hop's role in a prison-free future. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images and Giancarlo Valentine hide caption

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2020 Was The Year Female Rappers Dominated

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Rico Nasty is one of the leading voices in the current style of hip-hop that adopts elements from hardcore and punk rock. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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In The Wide World Of Hip-Hop, There's A Style For Everyone

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"I think we've been tricked into believing that we have to constantly consume, and I think challenging the way we consume is important," Noname says. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/Getty Images hide caption

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On Jan. 11, Rapper Noname Wants You To Register For A Library Card

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Rihanna performs with Pharrell Williams at her fifth annual Diamond Ball on Sept. 12, 2019. This January marks four years since her last full-length release. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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From Dixie Chicks To Rihanna: Our Music Predictions For 2020

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Noted for its sharp commentary on race, identity, sex and politics, Noname's album, Room 25, was one of the most critically-acclaimed records of last year. Chantal Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Need To Exist In Multitudes': Noname Talks Artistic Independence, Women In Rap

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Rapper Noname's Room 25 is our pick for one of the best albums out on Sep. 14. Chantal Anderson hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 14: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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