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.
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.
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.
An up-and-coming Toronto rapper with ties to the Weeknd was apprehended by Toronto Police for 15 human trafficking charges.
When hip-hop radio host Wendy Williams started her talk show, nobody expected her to inherit Oprah's throne, but today she's set to become a media empress.
Considering the tenth anniversary of his death is right around the corner, I went out into the streets of New York to see what the people of Dirt McGirt's hometown have to say about his legacy.
"They tried to kill Tupac. They tried to kill me. I'm still alive."
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?