Since 2014, hip-hop has essentially been banned in the central Asian country of Tajikistan. So what have rappers done to get their songs on the radio? Compare their president to a god.
If this country managed to export Rammstein, why shouldn't there be that one German rapper who is poppy enough to amaze an audience far beyond the borders of his or her homeland?
On this episode of VICE's Autobiographies, we talk with London-based rapper Tinie Tempah about his journey from pop music to grime as he gets ready to release his new mixtape, Junk Food.
Tamara Abdul Hadi, who has been published by the New York Times, the Guardian, and Reuters, seeks to emphasize migrants' humanity in life, not just their dehumanizing deaths.
2 Live Crew's founder recounts his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.
The Hamilton creator and star slipped out his buckle shoes and chopped off his locks after his final performance Saturday night.
Long glamorized by Dirty South rap acts, "lean" is increasingly lucrative on the street thanks in part to prescription drug busts.
An unending barrage of quality records is apparently what we should expect from the guy now.
On this episode of Daily VICE, Obsesión tells us how they've used music as a tool to publicly critique social issues in Cuba for the past 20 years.
In the 80s, Jim Mckay, Tom Gilroy, and Michael Stipe produced a series of powerful PSAs that turned the often stale, conservative-leaning genre of ads on its head.
Tonight on VICELAND, London's MCs show us the cultural movement behind the grime scene on NOISEY, then we see how partial marijuana legalization is working in different parts of the world on WEEDIQUETTE.
Tonight on VICELAND, Danny Brown and Big Sean take us inside Detroit's music scene on NOISEY, then we meet the major women of the pot trade on WEEDIQUETTE.
Then Noisey follows rapper Allan Kingdom out into the Southern California wilderness to see where the musician finds inspiration.
Hip-hop pioneer Phife Dawg died this week at the age of 45, from complications of diabetes. His early death is a harbinger of tragedies to come.
The team behind the VICELAND series Noisey Bompton takes us behind the scenes of its new show and talks about what it was like to work with Kendrick Lamar.
In the late 90s, Taku Onoda shot everyone from Mos Def to Wu-Tang to Guru.
The Harlem rapper explains how his relationship with his father catalyzed his growth as a designer and a musician.
Hanging out with teenage inmates as they make beats and write rhymes inside the notorious New York City jail.
Then Noisey meets one of Uganda's biggest music stars, Bobi Wine.
The hip-hop artist tells us why he chose to live and make music in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
The hip-hop legend walks us through his career from his rise to fame to the pivotal music that led to the end of Clipse and more.
Also, Noisey editors drop their predictions on us for 2016's musical landscape.
They talk about heath care, drug policy, the economy, and Sanders's socialism, among other things.