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.
The video for the song involves a kid getting ruthlessly capped outside of a cornerstore. If he had known it was his last snack run, would he have gotten the same munchies? Maybe he would have opted for those special-edition Sriracha Lays instead.
The rapper's homophobic Twitter rant about me revealed how little she knows about gender and sexuality in 21st century America.
On Sunday, hip-hop learned about the death of one of its youngest, most promising moguls. To find out how New Yorkers were dealing with the loss of their native son, I visited a bunch of spots around the city and talked to some of his fans.
On Tuesday night, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz appeared on 'Nancy Grace' to talk pot legalization. Like just about every other interview on the show, this "debate" devolved into a discussion about toddlers doing drugs.
Nas might be Queensbridge's finest, but rapper Tragedy Khadafi is Queensbridge's realest. I hung out with the cult legend and talked about being thrown into the East River as a kid, going to prison, and his new album.
VICE Germany was offered exclusive visitation rights to speak with Xatar, a German rapper of Iranian descent, during a stint in prison. There, we discuss his newly-found religious beliefs and follow him around during a typical day in jail.
Starring thinkpiece pop, Killer Mike, rave nostalgia, and the same boring white guys with guitars.
The rent stayed high, hip-hop stayed strange, the police stayed awful, and a lot of people wanted Taylor Swift to stay away.
As ever-present as grills may seem today, mouth bling isn't new. Actually, grills have been appearing, disappearing, and reappearing throughout human history in fits and spurts as civilizations have risen and fallen around the world.
I sat down with him to talk about Instagram, Chief Keef, and photographing billionaires.