Ryan Bassil

Associate Editor

ryan.bassil@vice.com

London based editor and writer specialising in music, men's lifestyle, film and good shit.

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relationships

Being Dumped By a Friend Is So Much Worse Than a Regular Breakup

"You start to think, 'what was the key moment where it went wrong?' What fault was I responsible for? You second guess yourself.”
Ryan Bassil
5.29.20
Coronavirus

How to Get Your Money Back From Cancelled Flights

All the information you need to recoup the funds from your now almost definitely cancelled Euro sesh.
Ryan Bassil
5.27.20
Noisey

New Research Confirms Banning UK Drill Does More Harm Than Good

A British Journal of Criminology paper argues that singling out drill musicians for inciting violence is counterproductive and "street illiterate".
Ryan Bassil
5.25.20
Drugs

How the Lockdown Has Affected My Drug Use

Taking acid is the opposite of a bad idea for some people, while others have been smoking up or are newly experimenting.
Ryan Bassil
5.20.20
Music

Producer Mike Dean Broke a Toe Jumping Over a Ditch With Kanye and Jay Z

The Grammy-winning producer has worked with the biggest rap heavyweights, and he's been smoked up throughout.
Ryan Bassil
5.18.20
Fashion

Supreme, Rolex, Nike: I Wear All Fake Everything, and I Don't See the Problem

"I have a replica Rolex that I took to three different expert watchmen, and they all told me it was legit."
Ryan Bassil
5.15.20
Noisey

Big Zuu Doesn't Really Go Clubbing – Except The Time He Went With Drake

In our quick fire Q&A column 'Share Location', the UK rapper revealed the first gift he received when he became famous and his superpower.
Ryan Bassil
5.11.20
Noisey

Hold On, Why Do These Two New UK Rap Songs Sound the Same?

MIST and Fredo's "House Party" and AJ Tracey and MoStack's "Dinner Guest", released within 48 hours of each other, both sample the same club tune. Coincidence, or shifty?
Ryan Bassil
5.1.20
Fashion

The Secret to Getting a 'Supreme Box Logo' Hoodie

The world of replica streetwear is packed with counterfeits sold at a fraction of the original price – and it's arguably on par with the quality of what you'd buy in-store.
Ryan Bassil
4.30.20
Gaming

How I Got a Nintendo Switch, Lockdown's Most Coveted Item

Here's how I easily managed to get one / a love letter to my boi.
Ryan Bassil
4.23.20
the internet

Netflix Party Got Hacked With Threats and Mysterious Pro-WikiLeaks Videos

Our Corona Film Club viewing – of 'Shrek the Third', no less – was interrupted by a pro-Julian Assange video that played on loop. Others have reported a phantom user harassing them in the chatroom.
Ryan Bassil
Helen Meriel Thomas
4.17.20
Film

Bizarre and Chaotic: 'Shrek the Third' is a $160 Million Dollar K-Hole

For the fifth edition of our Corona Film Club, we feasted upon the third (and most deranged) film in the Shrek series. It features: singing frogs.
Ryan Bassil
Lauren O'Neill
4.16.20
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