Ryan Bassil

Associate Editor

ryan.bassil@vice.com

London based editor and writer specialising in music, men's lifestyle, film and good shit.

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relationships

Being Dumped By a Friend Is So Much Worse Than a Regular Breakup

"You start to think, 'what was the key moment where it went wrong?' What fault was I responsible for? You second guess yourself.”
Ryan Bassil
5.30.20
Noisey

New Research Confirms Banning UK Drill Does More Harm Than Good

A British Journal of Criminology paper argues that singling out drill musicians for inciting violence is counterproductive and "street illiterate".
Ryan Bassil
5.26.20
Drugs

How the Lockdown Has Affected My Drug Use

Taking acid is the opposite of a bad idea for some people, while others have been smoking up or are newly experimenting.
Ryan Bassil
5.21.20
Music

Producer Mike Dean Broke a Toe Jumping Over a Ditch With Kanye and Jay Z

The Grammy-winning producer has worked with the biggest rap heavyweights, and he's been smoked up throughout.
Ryan Bassil
5.19.20
Fashion

Supreme, Rolex, Nike: I Wear All Fake Everything, and I Don't See the Problem

"I have a replica Rolex that I took to three different expert watchmen, and they all told me it was legit."
Ryan Bassil
5.18.20
Fashion

The Secret to Getting a 'Supreme Box Logo' Hoodie

The world of replica streetwear is packed with counterfeits sold at a fraction of the original price – and it's arguably on par with the quality of what you'd buy in-store.
Ryan Bassil
5.4.20
Film

Wigs, Outfits, Banter: 'Blades of Glory' Is an Underrated Classic

To celebrate the one month anniversary of our Corona Film Club, we revisited Will Ferrell and Jon Heder's 2007 figure skating comedy.
Emma Garland
Ryan Bassil
4.10.20
Money

Ask an Expert: Just How Badly Will Coronavirus Wreck the Economy?

Coronavirus has already caused record unemployment. What's next?
Ryan Bassil
3.31.20
Music

I Don't Want to See Your Quarantine 'Art' Unless It's This

Many in isolation fancy themselves as artists. However, none are remaking 'The Shawshank Redemption' via Instagram Stories, like Fat White Family.
Ryan Bassil
3.31.20
Culture

What To Watch, Read and Listen To While You're Bored and Self-Isolating

Don't lose your head: pass the hours with some picks from VICE UK's culture writers.
Hannah Ewens
Ryan Bassil
Lauren O'Neill
Emma Garland
Daisy Jones
3.16.20
Gaming

By 19, I Was Addicted to Gaming. This Is How It Ruined My Life

As the UK's first publicly-funded clinic for gaming disorders opens, we explore the truth beyond sensationalist headlines.
Ryan Bassil
2.12.20
Music

Mac Miller's 'Circles' Is a Tender, Posthumous Farewell to His Fans

The day before the album landed, fans gathered for a playback of the rapper's final album. Now, the music lives on for good.
Ryan Bassil
1.19.20
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