Systemic oppression exists by dehumanizing the pieces that don't fit. But what better proof is there of our humanity, that we're alive, than our ability to dream? Five years ago, on MBDTF, West dreamed bigger than most.
And it was perfect.
The raptastic radio spot is yet another example of the Republican Party fundamentally misunderstanding its relationship with hip-hop.
The rap mogul invited journalists and industry folks to his birthday bash, featuring a New York-centric film screening set to his new, free album, Money Makin' Mitch.
Mike Dean is a legendary producer who's worked with everyone from Kanye West to 2Pac. He's also one of rap's biggest potheads. We smoked with him as he reminisced about facing Snoop Dogg in a blunt-off.
The most popular and relevant show on TV is full of ripped-from-the-headlines plots, elaborate musical set pieces, eye-popping cameos, pop-culture tie-ins, and more melodrama than you can shake a stick at.
The artist formerly known as Princess Nokia expresses love and bright optimism in the face of systemic oppression on her new disco-indebted album, Honeysuckle.
Legendary hip-hop writer Toure kicks off a series analyzing the lyrics of Kanye West. This inaugural installment looks at West's verse on "Smuckers" from Tyler, the Creator's Cherry Bomb.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new Broadway play, Hamilton: An American Musical, is inventive, educational, and also really, really good.
Meet Brazil's latest offering in the world of kick ass Tumblr feminism.
With his debut album, Riot Boi, slated for release this fall on XL Recordings, the hip-hop artist is bringing us something new and radical in everything from his music to his political sensibilities.
Upon the release of her new music video, "Soul Train," VICE talked to the artist formerly known as Princess Nokia about her upcoming mixtape, urban feminism, cultural activism, and intellectual spirit.
The documentary, featuring Nas, Kanye, and Pharrell, is both a celebration of early hip-hop culture and an indictment of the brand capitalization that followed.
RTJ were in London last week to play the Field Day Festival, and during their trip they hopped in a taxi to record a Black Cab Session.
We caught up at Cannes to chat about teen movies, nerdy menaces to society, and working with A$AP Rocky.
Our protagonist's handpicked tracks tell us a lot about the man inside the trench coat. Mainly, that he's a piece of shit.
With the help of Sothebys, the rapper entered the art world Illuminati last night at his curated show I Like It Like This.
The man credited only as "L.T.B." never recorded another bar after being featured on one of the most popular songs of the 90s.
We linked up with the hip-hop veteran and the Brooklyn stoners at Bape's 10th anniversary party to talk about how their styles have evolved over the years.
When hip-hop developed in New York, teams of girls would double dutch in the middle of dancing crowds at clubs, an element of the culture that has been lost along the way.
We chatted with the cult rapper, who has been busy directing porn, designing a clothing line for strippers, and filming a web series with George Clinton.
I'm still trying to figure out what the most loaded two syllables in the English language mean to me.
I met Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo at the New York Yankee Steakhouse to eat extravagant food and reminisce G-Unit's glory days.
For years animal rights advocates persuaded the public that fur was murder—but a growing number of designers have embraced the controversial material.