Thundercat Blends Pain and Humor on 'It Is What It Is'
Ahead of the release of his 'Drunk' followup, the 35-year-old virtuosic bassist talks to VICE about laughing through it all and the J. Dilla collaboration that never was.
What 6ix9ine's Career and Possible Comeback Say About the State of Rap in 2020
The controversial Brooklyn rapper could be free as early as January, with rumored plans to bypass witness protection and return to music.
Urbano Producers Are Becoming Pop Stars, Too
Producers like Tainy are leveraging reggaetón's chart success for their own shot at superstardom.
Twenty-Five Years Later, Korn Are Still 'in This for Life'
Ahead of their new album 'The Nothing,' the nü-metal pioneers reflect on their massively successful career—and why they don't want to be a nostalgia act.
With 'TM104,' Jeezy Is Proving that Rappers Are Allowed to Mature
The rap veteran has successfully transitioned from snowman to business man, making moves including securing ownership of his masters. With retirement rumors swirling, what comes next is up to him.
Baja Beach Fest Was a Game-Changing Showcase of Latinx Excellence
The electrifying beachfront gathering—which featured Bad Bunny, Becky G, and J Balvin—felt like a line in the sand for the future of música urbana.
Rick Ross Has No Plans to Step Down as Hip-Hop's Boss
Upon the release of his highly anticipated album 'Port of Miami 2,' the Miami veteran reflects on the decade he's spent running rap.
Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won
'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber didn’t.
40 Years Later, 'Highway to Hell' Is Bigger than AC/DC
The Australian hard rockers’ final album with singer Bon Scott lives on as part of the shared soundtrack of our modern lives.
Tim Heidecker's Divorce Album Is No Joke
The cult funnyman is known for his irreverent and outlandish comedy on Adult Swim, but his new album 'What The Brokenhearted Do…' gets real about an imaginary break-up.
Nav Is Finally Self-Aware
The Punjabi-Canadian rapper may be a frequent target of maligning memes and industry plant accusations, but The Weeknd’s homegrown favourite now has a Billboard chart-topping album despite the controversy.
Somehow Nickelback Made Ice Cube's Meathead Racing Flick 'Torque' a Classic
Fifteen years after its release, we look back on the sappy bro soundtracks that defined the nativist exceptionalism of the post-9/11 years.