Tshepo Mokoena

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

Interviews

Kelsey Lu Had to Manifest Hopeful Pop from Pain

We met the pop cellist and singer in London, hearing about the tumultuous journey behind her stunning debut album 'Blood.'
Tshepo Mokoena
4.24.19
Op-Eds

Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Are About More Than Your Heroes

'Leaving Neverland' and other recent documentaries are trying to tell a story about survivors, not about whose art you choose to engage with.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.13.19
Interviews

Little Simz Turned Confusion into Her Bravest Work So Far

The 25-year-old Londoner tells us about her new album 'Grey Area,' and finding strength in its vulnerability.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.7.19
Noisey News

Tierra Whack Follows Up "Only Child" with New Banger "Clones"

The Philly rapper drops her latest weekly track, while Apple Music highlight her as their new 'Up Next' artist in a colorful short film.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.27.19
Premieres

Johnny Marr's New "Armatopia" Video Parties at the End of the World

We're premiering the ex-Smiths guitarist's latest track, which he tells us is about not losing your mind while the earth disintegrates.
Tshepo Mokoena
2.22.19
Premieres

Drenge’s “Never See the Signs” Now Has a Dark, ASMR Slime Video

We're premiering the Castleton sibling duo's video for the latest single off their upcoming album 'Strange Creatures.'
Tshepo Mokoena
2.7.19
we saw this

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
1.17.19
Noisey News

Lady Gaga "Sorry for My 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
Noisey 2018

A Guide to Explaining UK Drill to Your Family Over the Holidays

It's been all over the mainstream press, about four years late, so here's a handy way to help get nan up to speed.
Tshepo Mokoena
12.20.18
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