Wikipedia:WikiProject Hip hop

WikiProject Hip hop Edit

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to coordinate and better organize information in articles related to hip hop culture and music. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there. WikiProject Hip hop will attempt to standardize and improve all articles related to the culture of hip hop on Wikipedia, as well as create missing articles. We will do this through volunteer contributors and editors. A large emphasis is made on citing reliable sources. If you would like to make a contribution and are interested in joining the WikiProject, please feel free to add your name to the Members list and find yourself an article to adopt. If you're not sure where to begin or if you have doubts or ideas on how to improve an article, please address the project's discussion forum.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see WikiPedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

Goals Edit
The project aims primarily to:
  1. Write and expand articles related to hip hop culture and/or hip hop music.
  2. Organize and manage that content — A mass of information is of no use if it isn't properly organized. Also, make sure that any activity on any hip hop-related article is being relayed back to the project. If there is a dispute on a related talk page, not everyone is going to see it. Recommend that the dispute be brought to the project, that way you can get the opinions of all of the project's participants.
  3. Damage control — See something that needs to be done? Be bold! Edit articles, get involved in the discussions on the articles talk page, and feel free to tell us your thoughts and ideas on the WikiProject talk page!
  4. Featured articles and Good articles — Though we do have our fair share of good/featured content at the moment there's still a ton of work to be done and articles to be elevated in stature. We need to work on cleaning up a lot of our pages and getting them in decent enough shape to be nominated.
Tasks Edit
Please refer to the to-do list for specific tasks and/or the talk page for discussions regarding major projects.
  1. Reduce trivial information, speculation, point of view, and anything else that violates Wikipedia's Fictional Guidelines.
  2. Monitoring all articles for violations of anything listed above (trivial information, speculation, etc.)
  3. Promote the Hip hop article to Good or Featured Article status.
  4. Add the project template {{WikiProject Hip hop}} to all hip hop related articles' talk pages.
  5. Assess all hip hop related articles for class and importance.
  6. Expand and improve all related articles.
  7. Help find references for artist/group articles that currently have none. See -->Wikipedia:WikiProject Hip hop/Unreferenced BLPs
  8. Work toward making all hip hop related articles and lists clean, organized, well-written, and accessible.
Announcements Edit

Announcements for the Hip hop WikiProject
September 22, 2023

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Navigation Edit
WikiProject Hip hop
Main project page talk
Assessment talk
To-do list
Parentage Edit
Statistics Edit
Featured content Edit
Featured articles
 The Notorious B.I.G.  November 20, 2009
 Arular  April 11, 2009
 "We Are the World"  February 13, 2010
 Kala (album)  March 22, 2010
 Maya (M.I.A. album)  April 3, 2011
 "4 Minutes"  July 16, 2012
 Sons of Soul  August 20, 2012
 Song of Innocence  April 19, 2013
 "Love the Way You Lie"  September 16, 2013
 "Talk That Talk" (Rihanna song)  September 21, 2013
 Maxinquaye  May 1, 2016
 The Ecstatic  September 14, 2016
 Roland TR-808  September 22, 2017
 All Money Is Legal  May 5, 2019
 Gwen Stefani  March 15, 2020
 "Candy" (Foxy Brown song)  December 8, 2020
 "Blindfold Me"  January 7, 2021
 Kids See Ghosts (album)  July 5, 2021
 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?)  December 6, 2021
 "No Panties"  January 16, 2022
 "Mindful" (song)  April 18, 2022
 "Streets" (song)  July 7, 2022
 Late Registration  July 29, 2022
 BTS  August 19, 2022
 Matangi (album)  December 14, 2022
 "Smoking on My Ex Pack"  July 20, 2023
 List of awards and nominations received by Ludacris  October 20, 2008
 Joel Turner discography  October 26, 2008
 List of awards and nominations received by Chris Brown  November 26, 2008
 List of awards and nominations received by Timbaland  February 12, 2009
 El-P discography  June 27, 2010
 Black Eyed Peas discography  October 22, 2010
 Eazy-E discography  December 31, 2010
 Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance  June 7, 2011
 50 Cent albums discography  December 28, 2011
 Eric B. & Rakim discography  February 21, 2012
 Keri Hilson discography  March 27, 2012
 Big Boi discography  November 14, 2012
 Fugees discography  November 14, 2012
 List of awards and nominations received by Ivy Queen  May 27, 2013
 Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album  January 23, 2014
 Mack 10 discography  April 2, 2014
 List of Billboard number-one rap singles of the 1980s and 1990s  April 13, 2014
 Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance  June 24, 2014
 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album  June 24, 2014
 List of awards and nominations received by Ciara  July 24, 2014
 Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year  November 19, 2014
 Wiz Khalifa discography  February 16, 2015
 Iggy Azalea discography  March 16, 2015
 Mystikal discography  May 8, 2015
 Birdman discography  May 13, 2015
 Angel Haze discography  July 17, 2015
 Azealia Banks discography  August 3, 2015
 Lil Debbie discography  August 18, 2015
 List of Billboard Hot Rap Songs number ones of the 2010s  August 31, 2015
 List of songs recorded by Azealia Banks  September 22, 2015
 List of awards and nominations received by Bruno Mars  June 30, 2016
 List of awards and nominations received by Lecrae  September 2, 2016
 Death Grips discography  June 12, 2017
 List of awards and nominations received by Kanye West  August 27, 2018
 Kanye West albums discography  March 27, 2019
 Mac Miller discography  April 12, 2019
 Lecrae discography  October 12, 2020
 List of songs recorded by Bruno Mars  January 25, 2021
Good articles (Top- and High-importance)
 2001 (Dr. Dre album)
 808s & Heartbreak
 Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
 Butterfly (Mariah Carey album)
 "Can't Tell Me Nothing"
 The Chronic
 The College Dropout
 Country Grammar
 DJ Kool Herc
 Dr. Dre
 Dr. Octagonecologyst
 Drake (musician)
 Fear of a Black Planet
 God's Son
 "Gold Digger" (Kanye West song)
 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
 "Good Life" (Kanye West song)
 Graduation (album)
 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance
 "Heartless" (Kanye West song)
 "Hey Ya!"
 Hip hop dance
 History of hip hop dance
 "Hit 'Em Up"
 "In da Club"
 Lauryn Hill
 Me Against the World
 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
 MF Doom
 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
 New-school hip hop
 Nicki Minaj
 "Not Afraid"
 Paid in Full (album)
 People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
 "Planet Rock" (song)
 Radio (LL Cool J album)
 Ready to Die
 Reasonable Doubt (album)
 Sean Combs
 The Slim Shady LP

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Tips Edit

? Use common sense. Ultimately, assume good faith on the part of others, be bold in editing because perfection is not required.
See Wikipedia:Editing policy for more information.

Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
Need help starting a new article? See Wikipedia:Article wizard it will help you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia.

I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper spelling and grammar. We want to learn editors to write proper". There is helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images

Tools Edit

Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.