Wikipedia:WikiProject Hip hop

WikiProject Hip hopEdit

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.

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.
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.
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Announcements for the Hip hop WikiProject
August 19, 2022

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WikiProject Hip hop
Main project page talk
Assessment talk
Portal talk
To-do list
Featured contentEdit
Featured articles
 The Notorious B.I.G.  March 16, 2007
 Arular  April 11, 2009
 Kala (album)  March 22, 2010
 Maya (M.I.A. album)  April 3, 2011
 Song of Innocence  April 19, 2013
 "Love the Way You Lie"  September 16, 2013
 "Talk That Talk" (Rihanna song)  September 21, 2013
 Maxinquaye  April 30, 2016
 The Ecstatic  September 13, 2016
 Roland TR-808  September 21, 2017
 All Money Is Legal  May 4, 2019
 "Candy" (Foxy Brown song)  December 8, 2020
 "Blindfold Me"  January 6, 2021
 Kids See Ghosts (album)  July 5, 2021
 "Mindful" (song)  April 18, 2022
 "Streets" (song)  July 7, 2022
 Late Registration  July 28, 2022
 List of awards and nominations received by Kanye West  December 2, 2007
 El-P discography  May 8, 2008
 Joel Turner discography  September 17, 2008
 List of awards and nominations received by Ludacris  September 20, 2008
 List of awards and nominations received by Timbaland  September 20, 2008
 List of awards and nominations received by Chris Brown  November 26, 2008
 The Black Eyed Peas discography  February 3, 2010
 50 Cent albums discography  December 25, 2011
 Eric B. & Rakim discography  February 19, 2012
 Kanye West albums discography  September 4, 2012
 Wiz Khalifa discography  September 18, 2012
 Mack 10 discography  March 28, 2014
 Iggy Azalea discography  September 15, 2014
 Angel Haze discography  July 17, 2015
 Azealia Banks discography  August 3, 2015
 Lil Debbie discography  August 18, 2015
 List of awards and nominations received by Lecrae  September 1, 2016
 Death Grips discography  June 11, 2017
 Mac Miller discography  April 11, 2019
 Lecrae discography  October 11, 2020
Good articles
 2001 (Dr. Dre album)
 American Gangster (album)
 ATL (film)
 Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
 Black Panther (soundtrack)
 The Chronic
 The Cool Kids
 Daara J
 DJ Kool Herc
 The Documentary
 Dr. Dre
 Dr. Octagonecologyst
 Escape (Whodini album)
 Fear of a Black Planet
 Lupe Fiasco
 Donald Glover
 God's Son
 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
 Grill (jewelry)
 "Hey Ya!"
 Hip hop dance
 "Hit 'Em Up"
 "Ice Ice Baby"
 "In da Club"
 The Lost Tapes
 MF Doom
 Nicki Minaj
 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
 New school hip hop
 Paid in Full (album)
 Piracy Funds Terrorism
 "Planet Rock" (song)
 Positive Black Soul
 Radio (LL Cool J album)
 Rage Against the Machine
 Ready to Die
 Reasonable Doubt
 The Return of Dr. Octagon
 Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
 Soul Food Taqueria
 "Through the Wire"
 Vanilla Ice
 Winter in America

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If you notice an editor has made excellent edits to a hip hop-related article/articles or the WikiProject itself, add this to his/her talk page.


? 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


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