About The Drip

Radio Edit: Hi I’m Elspeth, and I write The Drip.

Extended Play: My goal is to create an accessible place for hip hop and art history to collide. At its core, The Drip is really about exploring intersections—the messy undefined spaces where creativity and imagination thrive. Think of this project as a mixtape and a sketchbook, a safe place where we can experiment and play. In addition to words, you’ll get playlists and sketches that enhance the concepts we’re exploring.

The Rhythm: Each month, I take a concept and break it down through weekly essays. Think of the month as the mixtape, and each week as a track. I also drop hidden tracks from time to time—like capsule posts, untethered to the monthly themes.

Mic Check: Where am I coming from? There’s a long story to how this idea came to be, but for now, please know that I’m writing as a lifelong student of music and art, two things that bring so much joy and meaning to my life. I respect that not all art is created for everyone or meant to invite universal participation, but I believe we can appreciate and learn more about certain discourses and traditions without claiming ownership or authority over them. I’m not here to critique, but rather, ask questions and share ideas around which we can build community. Thank you for reading!

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