Rappers have been in games forever—well, since Wu-Tang Forever. But now Yeezy's making one. And that's a good thing.
This video, for Tower II's song "Hustle and Starve," features rappers Czarquan and Shogun Ack making great use of low-key lighting as they mob around New York City.
Something about London lends itself to these catchy beats. Maybe it's the weather.
The song on its own could easily be a straight-up club banger, but the video brings out its bizarro trip-hop weirdness.
It's a reminder that rap can experiment with old tastes and patterns without being derivative.
Atlanta cops have divided the city into six zones. Not only does this provide an easy way to tell people where you're from, calling your hood "Zone X" makes Atlanta sound like a dystopia in the not-so-distant future.
The Brooklyn producer's song is just as well-suited to sex as it is to chain-smoking and wondering how things got so messed up.
The Death Row Records mogul appears to have run a guy over with his truck after an argument at a Los Angeles burger joint.
New Orleans rapper K. Gates first hit it big in 2009 with "Black and Gold," the unofficial theme for the Saints football franchise. But these days, he's getting confused for rapper Kevin Gates—and Kevin Gates's odd sex life.
A lot of artists try to escape the shittiness of human existence with their music, but Philadelphia MC Ryshon Jones wallows in it with his new track "What iDesire, iProtect."
One day after the Charlie Hebdo attack, Bushido posted a rather insensitive selfie on his social media. VICE Germany asked him what he was thinking.
McSweeney's recently released the Coup frontman's screenplay, Sorry to Bother You—a dark comedy that Riley will apparently be shooting with Patton Oswalt and David Cross soon.
Nacho and production duo Black Sky Black Death just sent us their fourth collaborative album, and they sound sicker than ever.
He's a gentle fellow, who doesn't eat meat, but loves going on adventures and staying out late. He skates with a straight-backed, no-fuss finesse, the way that everyone wants to skate these days.
The archive, started by Holly Hobbs in conjunction with the Amistad Research Center, collects interviews with New Orleans rappers and bounce artists to give hip-hop its proper place in the pantheon of New Orleans music.
The guys from post-rock band Grails have taken a break from introspective guitar music to make hip-hop beats with their side project. Their new song, "Roses & Kisses," will chill you out after your a post-rock induced existential crisis.
In a new series of excerpts from 33⅓ books' album reviews, Kirk Walker Graves tells us why My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a historically important album at just four years old.
"We're just sitting in the middle of space—the middle of the universe. Really, we're all extraterrestrials."
This week, T-Pain shocked the internet when he performed without Auto-Tune. But is it really that surprising that a guy who's won multiple Grammys has actual talent?
Ed Piskor is in the middle of putting out a comic-book history of hip-hop that is pretty much the best history of hip-hop anyone's ever done.
Pennsylvania just passed a law targeting the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by prisoners. But for many inmates, writing is the only way out of a life of drugs and crime.
Nas's vignettes about day-to-day life in the Queensbridge projects are not just paeans to New York City. The songs on his 1994 debut Illmatic give us a sense of the tastes and smells that defined a generation of urban youth.
On Monday, a unanimous Supreme Court decided Skinner's "highly prejudicial" rap lyrics should have been inadmissible in court because they "bore a high likelihood of poisoning the jury against the defendant" and ordered a retrial for Skinner. Maybe we had…
Promotional materials for the Broadway musical Holler if Ya Hear Me declare that it is "inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur." This is not accurate. Holler is not Tupac's work come to life; it is his work stuffed in a museum. It is TUPAC: TH…