With the planet's gaze having moved on from the Olympics, Rio's neighborhood rap circles remain a vital venue for protesting police violence.
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.
Tupac declined Biggie's offer to manage his career. "Nah, stay with Puff," he told Biggie. "He will make you a star."
Atlanta has become a caricature in our collective consciousness. But Donald Glover's new show breaks down those tired tropes by reflecting the city's ragged humanity.
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.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we visit the world's first post-apocalyptic car show to talk the fans building cars and costumes that could survive the end of the world.
'People from all races and countries are here, so it feels pretty cool.'
The rapper and outspoken Bernie Sanders fan said that voting for either one is "voting for the same thing."
"My homegirl Martha and I have a special bond that goes back," Snoop said.
Souped-up cars are so central to 'Ridin Dirty' that Bun and Pimp actually appear in a whip on the cover. In celebration of the record's 20th anniversary, we hopped on the phone with some of Houston's most influential slab artists to talk about the classic…
2 Live Crew's founder recounts his rise to fame as one of the first notable Asian rappers in America.
On this episode of Daily VICE, we hung out with a bunch of VICE staffers as they tested the rapper's new brand of whiskey.
An unending barrage of quality records is apparently what we should expect from the guy now.
When Desmond Metcalf, a.k.a. Yung Real, was in prison for burglary, he helped make a video that earned over a million views.
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.
The first trailer for All Eyez on Me features fairly unknown Demetrius Shipp Jr. as a practical carbon copy of the late West Coast rapper.
The incident that killed one and injured three (including the shooter) won national attention thanks to the power of celebrity.
Strippers and strip club DJs have an influential taste-making ability in hip-hop. In our new series, Striptique, we test out some new music (and some old tunes) at the club and ask the exotic dancers which ones make them want to move.
The new documentary Bad Rap explores the complicated struggles of the Asian American rap scene.
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.
OK, death threats against an ex, possession of crystal meth, and breach of a court order helped earn this dude a 32-day sentence, but his rapping is mostly to blame.
Once you've watched this video, you'll never be the same again.