West Coast


Warren G Ain't Trippin, Ain't Mad, and Is Forever Hip-Hop's Unsung Legend

We sit down with the G-funk great to talk his new documentary, the birth of West Coast rap, and his legacy beyond "Regulate."


Missing Georgia Teen Was Actually Just Chillin' Out West the Whole Time

Turns out he's also a Sublime fan now, too.


Dâm-Funk Breaks Down the Freaky Influence of Electro Pioneers Uncle Jamm's Army

Ahead of a new documentary he scored, we join the LA funk scion in his studio to talk about growing up with the game-changing hip-hop crew, attracting women with vinyl, and why funk is like "a smile with a tear."


What a Hurricane-Force Storm Would Look Like on the West Coast

Experts say it could happen to Vancouver, and it wouldn’t be pretty.


Cuco Is LA’s New Romantic, and He’s Only 18

Go Cuco Pebbles for the Kevin Abstract and Steve Lacey-cosigned singer’s new track “Lo Que Siento.”


Snoop Dogg Shares "Trash Bag," His Strip Club Friendly New Single from 'NEVA LEFT'

The hip-hop legend drops the second single from his 15th studio album, 'NEVA LEFT'.


Madchild Stays In His Own Lane on "Write It Down"

It's the first taste of the West Coast rapper's gritty new material.


Inside New Zealand's Reclusive, Anti-Technology Christian Community

For the most part, the public has relied on accounts of ex-Gloriavale members to understand daily life within the community, but photographer Cam McLaren was invited into the community and gave VICE an exclusive preview of what he saw.


Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah Is Repping for West Coast Women

We spoke with rising 24-year-old Bay Area rap star Kamaiyah about her ambition, her influences, and the inspiration behind her 'Rugrats' tattoo.


Def3 Helped Found Canada’s West Coast Backpacker Scene and Late Night Radio Remixed His Work

We talked about West Coast history, graffiti and Def3’s connection to Stompdown Killaz.


​What a Worst-Case Scenario Earthquake Would Look Like in Vancouver

We asked some experts what'll go down in the aftermath of a really, really big one.