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.
Swag Toof are two rapper dudes, one from Kansas and one from Las Vegas, who've come to NYC to get real weird. This means selling an EP for $100, which comes with a letter signed in blood.
Mr. Wonderful was down at Austin's SXSW recently, and we went along to grab some footage of our man in action.
Nacho's music springs from the dark, depressive side of Seattle. But like Kurt Cobain, his twisted lyricism is balanced with an offbeat sense of humor.
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.
"This shit is bringing back the soul in TV and I'm with it."
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.
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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Nacho and production duo Black Sky Black Death just sent us their fourth collaborative album, and they sound sicker than ever.
It's not just one of the state's most notorious and bizarre party houses—it's also the home of a band of American outcasts who have created a genuine alternative family for themselves.
We talked to the artist and rapper about his work, growing up in Miami before its art scene blew up, and why hip-hop is Art with a capital A.
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.