Tshepo Mokoena

Tshepo Mokoena is the editorial director of VICE UK. She primarily focuses on pop culture, race, music and relationships.

Interviews

Little Simz Turned Confusion into Her Bravest Work So Far

The 25-year-old Londoner tells us about her new album 'Grey Area,' and finding strength in its vulnerability.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.5.19
Premieres

Johnny Marr's New "Armatopia" Video Parties at the End of the World

We're premiering the ex-Smiths guitarist's latest track, which he tells us is about not losing your mind while the earth disintegrates.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.24.19
we saw this

Azealia Banks Is Still Really Good Live, Sorry

The controversial rapper blew London's KOKO away last weekend, deepening her 'can you separate the art from the artist?' conundrum.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.29.19
Noisey News

Blood Orange's Tiny Desk Concert Is As Soothing As a Good Massage

"Can you swear in this? You put the thing beforehand, right, that says: 'explicit language'?"
Tshepo Mokoena
1.29.19
objectively correct rankings

Every Popular Song Named after an Alcoholic Drink, Ranked

Jenny Lewis put out a song called "Red Bull & Hennessy" this week so obviously we did this.
Tshepo Mokoena
Daisy Jones
1.28.19
Noisey Hitlist

Tiana Major9 Is a Singular Voice in Black British Soul

We've got the exclusive stream of her debut EP 'Rehearsal @ Nine,' and talk to Tiana about pouring her energy into it.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.25.19
Premieres

Speelburg’s “Screener Season” Is a Smooth-Pop Ode to Sofia Coppola

We're premiering the Belgian-American artist's latest playful music video, as he gears up to release a collection of ten tracks in March.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.24.19
Interviews

Che Lingo’s Upcoming Rap EP Confronts Dry Relics of Masculinity

The Londoner spoke to us about his new 'Sensitive' project, which we're premiering, and how falling in love changed his outlook on relationships.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.18.19
Noisey News

Lady Gaga 'Sorry for Her Poor Judgment' in Working with R Kelly

"What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying," she wrote Thursday morning, in a public apology.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.11.19
Noisey 2018

16 of the Best New British Acts Who Had a Massive 2018

Have a look back at some of the musicians who've caught our eye (and ears) this year.
Tshepo Mokoena
12.28.18
Noisey 2018

A Guide to Explaining Drill to Your Family Over the Holidays

It's been all over the mainstream press, about four years late, so here's a handy way to help get nan up to speed.
Tshepo Mokoena
12.24.18
Brits Critics' Choice Award

Please Let Mahalia Win the BRITs Critics Choice Over Two Guitar Lads

Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi are absolutely fine, but Mahalia's already shown she means so much to listeners in the UK and beyond.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.29.18
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