Tshepo Mokoena

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

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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
1.30.19
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
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
1.23.19
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
1.10.19
we saw this

H.E.R. Wants to Be Both Successful and an Enigma

At a recent Apple Music 'Up Next' show, the 21-year-old R&B artist toed the line between her near-anonymity and snippets of her 'true' identity.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.12.18
That Rainbow's End

Flohio Raps Like a 'Wild Yout' But Reps for All the Shy Kids

The Londoner balances a fierceness on the mic with off-stage shyness, and teaches us a lesson about not needing musicians to be "on" all the time.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.23.18
Interviews

Zane Lowe Knows the Industry's Changing But He's Not Scared

On a recent London trip, we spoke to the Beats 1 creative director and DJ about how to make sense of internet radio in a shifting business.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.16.18
all the good shit

Kero Kero Bonito Changed the Rules: Albums Drop on Mondays Now

The London trio's surprise-released second album, 'Time 'n' Place', makes a nostalgia for suburbia into something universal, and beautiful.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.3.18
The Noisey Personality Test

Nile Rodgers Nearly Died in a Boating Accident But Laughs About It Now

He invented a signature disco sound, made albums with just about everyone big – and now, he's taking our Noisey Personality Test.
Tshepo Mokoena
9.28.18
That Rainbow's End

These Photos of a Japanese Pop Artist Dissolve a Language Barrier

British photographer Francesca Allen met Aya Gloomy in Tokyo in 2016, building the same sort of connection Aya's music may make with you.
Tshepo Mokoena
9.19.18
The Noisey Personality Test

ScHoolboy Q Is Not Here for the Bullshitters and Opportunists

Welcome to the Noisey Personality Test, where we ask established artists questions that start nowhere near 'so, tell me about the album…'
Tshepo Mokoena
9.14.18
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