How Hip-Hop Reached Peak Guitar
The key feature of a popular hip-hop song in 2021—besides a Lil Baby verse—is guitars. What makes the sound so prevalent?
How One Sound Became a Staple in Hip-Hop Production
The sound, sometimes called the "Zaytoven shaker," sounds like a pill bottle and it's everywhere. But where did it come from?
Clams Casino on 'Moon Trip Radio': "It Sounds Like Music to Be Alone To"
VICE spoke to the New Jersey producer about his latest solo release and how fatherhood has changed his approach to making music.
Spotify Is Getting a Little Better at Crediting Artists and Songwriters
This week has seen royalty amounts rise, and production and songwriting credits added to the streaming service's desktop iteration.
Here's What Hollywood Is Finally Saying About Harvey Weinstein
Meryl Streep, Judd Apatow, and Lena Dunham have condemned the tycoon's alleged abuses, but much of the industry is still silent.
Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Bizarre 'Top Chef' Extortion Case
The trial pitted producers of a popular TV show against old-school union guys in Boston, and the verdict looks like a boon for organized labor in America.
Sexism, Deceit, and Power: The Corrupt Mechanics Behind Modern Pop Music
A conversation about the murky values of the music industry with John Seabrook, author of 'The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory.'
How Much Money Do Canadian Rappers Really Make?
We spent a very long year surveying hip-hop workers across the country. Here are the results.
Zaytoven Breaks Down Gucci Mane's Return: "This the Real Peanut Butter and Jelly"
Gucci Mane's go-to producer discusses the new album 'Everybody Looking,' working side-by-side with Mike WiLL Made-It for the first time, and how Future's 'Beast Mode' changed his legacy.
The THUMP Guide to Sliding Into a DJ's DMs
Do you feel lucky, Instagram/Twitter user?
Classixx Are Guyys Who Make Slapperzz
The LA electronic duo's Michael David explains the value of smooth jazz, and breaks down their new album 'Faraway Reach' from A to XYZ.
Five Producers on Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ You Need to Know About
From Boots to James Blake to MeLo-X, a guide to the main collaborators on the pop star's sixth album.