Rappers Keep Getting Locked Up Over Their Lyrics. Could a New Law Change That?

The RAP Act would limit prosecutors from using someone’s lyrics against them in court, a tactic that helped put Young Thug, Gunna, and hundreds of other defendants behind bars.

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Why Do Live Music Audiences Suck Right Now?

Unhinged behaviour is everywhere, and that includes screaming “mommy” mid-song and demanding musicians take a BeReal.

Alex Reid Shares What It’s Like To Be K-Pop’s First Black, Non-Asian Idol

Though Alex Reid broke K-pop barriers at a breakneck pace, she reflects on the not-so-pretty aspects of being the odd woman out.

Photos of the Best Fits at Yung Lean’s London Show

The Stockholm rapper played a sold-out show in Brixton on Tuesday night. Here's what everyone was wearing in the queue.


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Is this the Future of Concerts?

Covid-19 has put a stop to any parties, live music, nightlife, and while the virus rages on cultural events are put on hold indefinitely.

NOISEY & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Showcase Songs Off the Game's New Soundtrack | Remastered

"Remastered" is a celebration of the comeback of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and the evolution of its timeless soundtrack.

‘Flamboyant’ Pop Star Dorian Electra Gets Dressed to Go Nowhere

We check in with rising Gender Fluid Hyper-Pop star Dorian Electra and ask them to take us on a in depth tour of their one of a kind closet.

The Noisey Questionnaire of Life - Adam Devine

Adam Devine explains why he’d definitely be the first to die in an alien invasion.

6 Hours with BigKlit

BigKlit, a young rapper out of Brooklyn, is known for her no-f*cks-given attitude and rage-filled flows.

Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett Break Down Their Biggest Songs: Guitar Moves

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are a dream pairing, who very well may have one of the best albums of 2017​ with the '​Lotta Sea Lice.' In this edition of Guitar Moves they meet up in the desert with Matt Sweeney to show him their style of shredding.

Fishbowl Freestyle with Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett gives us his best bars based on random words from our fishbowl.

Project Genius: The Story of 03 Greedo

We sit down with one of rap's most promising talents, 03 Greedo, who's meteoric rise was cut short due to drug trafficking charges.

Grandma Techno Captures Detroit's Rave Culture

76-year-old Patricia Lay-Dorsey AKA Grandma Techno has been taking photos at Movement festival in Detroit since 2005. We talk with her about her new photo book and how today's dance music culture mirrors the ‘60s.

The Story of "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65

We met the musicians behind one of the biggest hits of the late 1990s to find out how a song that flopped when it came out wound up topping charts across the globe.


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DAY6’s Jae Is Going Back to His Roots and Finding New Music As eaJ

In an exclusive interview with VICE, Jae talks about his solo project, the problem with perfection, and finding himself again through music.

rum.gold Made a Perfect Hurt-So-Good R&B Album

On 'Thicker Than Water,' the Washington, D.C. artist reveals the true meaning of the ancient proverb: Family is who you chose.

R&B Has Never Seen a Femme Fatale Quite Like Mariah the Scientist

The Atlanta singer chatted with VICE about her latest project ‘Ry Ry World’ and how heartbreak often feels like death.

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Yellowtechnica Is A Sorcerer of Cinematic Electronic Music

The NYC-based artist and producer connects DJ nightlife glamor with emotional indie guitar in “DIE4U.”

6 Hours With BKtherula, Before Her Fiery Set at Rolling Loud

Noisey channeled the inner chill with one of the most inventive new names in rap.

Fana Hues Is Claiming Her Spot in the Future of R&B

Watch the new film “Fana Hues: On The Rise” today.

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Atlanta’s Upchuck Is a Force of Self-Preservation in Punk Music

Watch the band’s new music video for “Our Skin” today.

jessa’s “TUFF” Is a Cute Corrective to Fairy Tale Love Stories

Watch the singer’s nostalgic new music video today.

Elihu Okay’s Music Is Flawed on Purpose

Watch the indie crooner’s reflective new music video for “Oil” today.


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Can DJs on Twitch Replace Clubs? It Depends on Who’s Paying

The live-streaming platform has become a lifeline for DJs during the pandemic. Does Twitch care enough to make it last?

The Fall of the Bassnectar Empire

According to women and former collaborators who spoke to VICE, and a new lawsuit, the EDM star abused his fame and power to build a complex web of secret and manipulative relationships.

Bad Deals Are Baked Into the Way the Music Industry Operates

We broke down the three most common types of contracts an artist might sign today, offering a window into how the “bad deal” isn’t an anomaly—it’s by design.

Unpaid Royalties

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We Spoke to the Actual Artist Behind FN Meka, the Controversial AI Rapper

Kyle the Hooligan, the man who originally voiced the “robot rapper,” said he still he hasn’t been paid.

Why Drakeo the Ruler's Legal Battle Should Concern Us All

After a three-year fight for his freedom, the rapper was released last month. His lawyer explained what Drakeo's story says about our justice system.

How To Fix Racism in the Music Industry, By People in the Music Industry

Here's what people of colour across the music industry would like to see change.


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Autumn Is Shoegaze Season

October is the perfect time to throw on some Slowdive and sink into weird, blissful, nostalgic melancholy.

Is Grimes Really Making 'Silicon Valley Propaganda'?

She says 'Miss Anthropocene' is about making "climate change fun"—and she can't stop talking about her hopes for an AI-driven future. But she might just be playing with our perceptions.

Filipinos Made This Plastic-Free Cup From Pineapple Leaves

The paper can be in direct contact with food, helps lessen agricultural waste, and provides more livelihood to farmers.

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