The Ghost of Big Freedia

Mainstream artists like Drake and Beyonce continue to borrow Big Freedia's voice and New Orleans flavor, but she remains completely absent from their videos.
Myles E. Johnson

Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” Soundtracks a Film About Black Spiritual Power

Inside the sampled world of filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death,' on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in Harlem.
Antwaun Sargent
New music

You Can Now Listen to Mike Will Made-It's Beats for Rae Sremmurd and Beyoncé, Along With Everything Else He Did This Year

If you need to feel unstoppable to the Gucci Mane "No Sleep" instrumental, here's your chance.
Phil Witmer
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

See Mike Will Made-It Talk About Musical Influences in His Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

The Atlanta producer also revisits first meeting Gucci Mane and working with Beyoncé.
Noisey Staff
Noisey News

All I Want for Christmas Is Merch: Beyoncé Has Released a New Line of Festive Garms

You can buy some Christmas tracksuit bottoms for the very reasonable price of $60.
Lauren O'Neill
thump news

Listen to Lotic's "Election Anxiety/America Is Over" Edit of Beyonce's "Formation"

"All we can do right now as we look hate in the face is respond with love."
thump exclusive video

Montreal’s Favorite DJ Duo A-Rock and Shaydakiss Discuss Set "Secret Weapons,” Stage Design, and More

We sent Daily VICE to this year's IleSoniq festival to talk to the pair about collaborating on and offstage.
THUMP Canada Staff

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Hillary Clinton makes history as the first female presidential nominee of a major US political party, President Obama says he couldn't rule out Russia's involvement in the DNC email leak, and more.
VICE Staff

Strippers Review Drake, Beyonce, and Prince Songs

Strippers and strip club DJs have an influential taste-making ability in hip-hop. In our new series, Striptique, we test out some new music (and some old tunes) at the club and ask the exotic dancers which ones make them want to move.
VICE Staff
Zachary Schwartz

Beyoncé Is Using Her Formation World Tour Merchandise to Troll the Police

The Formation World Tour kicked off last night in Miami, and she sold "Boycott Beyoncé" shirts in response to a police union's call to boycott the event earlier this year.
Noisey Staff

Beyoncé Discusses Feminism with 'Elle': "I Don't Understand the Negative Connotation"

"Choosing to be a feminist has nothing to do with your femininity—or, for that matter, your masculinity."
Noisey Staff

Black GIF Artists Speak Out | GIF Six-Pack

In the confluence of Black History Month and Beyoncé's call for "Formation," we listened to the black voices of the GIF art community.
Beckett Mufson