West Coast

Interviews

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."
Torii MacAdams
7.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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

Turns out he's also a Sublime fan now, too.
Lauren Messman
4.19.18
Remembering Things

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."
Torii MacAdams
10.26.17
earth

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.
Jesse Donaldson
10.5.17
Premieres

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.”
Andrea Domanick
5.25.17
Premieres

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'.
Noisey Staff
5.10.17
Premieres

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

It's the first taste of the West Coast rapper's gritty new material.
Devin Pacholik
12.9.16
Photo

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.
Cam McLaren, Words by Beatrice Hazlehurst
10.22.16
The Music Issue

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.
Antwaun Sargent
10.19.16
Interviews

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.
Devin Pacholik
10.13.16
News

​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.
Tessa Vikander
Sarah Berman
9.5.16
Holy Shit

YG's Video for "Still Brazy" Is an Instant Blassic But You Knew That Already

This video is... very red.
Phil Witmer
7.13.16
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