Common’s prison concert tour inspires incarcerated people on their path to rehabilitation

"This is a new story, a new narrative we’re going to tell together. And I believe that each and every one of you is going to write that story for yourself.”


Bethany Cosentino talks reproductive rights, women's health care

Half of the duo Best Coast joins 'Clarify,' from 'Mic' and Spotify, to discuss women's health.

Vic Mensa: "There's no possible way that every one of these shooters was innocent"

'Clarify,' from 'Mic' and Spotify, explores the issue of policing and civil rights.

Diplo: "Everybody I know has debt"

Student loan debt is crushing a generation.

Talib Kweli: "American culture is built on the gun"

'Clarify,' from 'Mic' and Spotify, explores the issue of gun violence.

‘Bad hombres’ and other myths about immigration in America

Mic and Spotify bring you the facts to inform your decision on Nov. 8.

Jay Z or Nas, Tupac or Biggie: Spotify Data Reveals Who Really Won Hip-Hop's Rivalries

Dissecting rap's most epic beefs from the golden to the internet age.

Talib Kweli Explains the Problems With Today's Celebrity Activism

"When people speak from emotion but without facts, their words simply fall apart."

Best Spotify Playlists to Work to That Will Help You Focus and Get the Job Done

Music has been proven to boost concentration. Here are some options to soundtrack a focused work session.

Rapper Talib Kweli Reveals He Was the Victim of a Hate Crime While in Copenhagen

"Racism and hate doesn't stop for ppl with money or 'celebrity.'"

Ebony Magazine Cover Shows We Can't Give Up On Young Black Men

Ebony Magazine releases a Trayvon Martin-themed issue designed to keep the focus on conditions plaguing African-American boys.

2013 SXSW Interactive LIVE: 2013 South By Southwest Schedule and Lineup

The South by Southwest, SXSW, Conferences & Festivals will take place between March 8 and 17, 2013. Get everything you need to know with our live updates.