funk

Art

These LSD-Inspired Paintings Are Wild, Man

Don't let that fool you, they're really good!
Kara Weisenstein
5.4.18
Music

This DC Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia

In the 60s and 70s, Hailu Mergia was a famous musician in Africa. But in the 80s, he made the painful decision to leave. Now he's poised for a comeback.
Avery L. White
2.12.18
music videos

[Premiere] This Funky Music Video Was Danced into Existence

Hand on a tablet, artist Frederik Jassogne danced to STUFF's song "Axlotl" while drawing shapes, which he then set about animating.
Kevin Holmes
5.4.17
Music

An Illustrated Tribute to Blowfly

Filthy parody music king Clarence Reid a.k.a. Blowfly passed away on Sunday. Here are eight illustrations of the musician by a collection of talented artists and a short and touching essay by hip-hop historian Johan Kugelberg.
Nick Gazin
1.22.16
Film

"Darth Punk" Awakens in This Star Wars / TRON Mashup

The force is strong with this one.
Beckett Mufson
8.26.15
Music

Watch a Fallen Samurai's Heart Break in Thundercat’s New Music Video

The funk bassist's newest music video “Them Changes” is the funk soundtrack to most unexpected tragedy.
Annie Armstrong
7.22.15
Gaming

Remix Funk Music in Tijuana Rick's 8-Track Arcade Game

The latest game from self-described "Chica-New Media Artist" features two lips beatboxing over pre-recorded boogie, modern, arcade, and funk tunes.
Sami Emory
1.21.15
Music

We Spoke to Afrika Bambaataa About Hip-Hop, Afrofuturism, and 'Bewitched'

"We're just sitting in the middle of space—the middle of the universe. Really, we're all extraterrestrials."
JS Rafaeli
12.2.14
Music

The Story Behind Nas's 'Illmatic' Is Almost as Great as the Album Itself

Nas's vignettes about day-to-day life in the Queensbridge projects are not just paeans to New York City. The songs on his 1994 debut <i>Illmatic</i> give us a sense of the tastes and smells that defined a generation of urban youth.
Allie Conti
9.30.14
Music

House of Jealous Lovers

Between 1969 and 1981, the Bandit soul and funk label put out some of the choicest cuts Chicago’s South Side had to offer. It was run by Arrow Brown, a charismatic, womanizing hustler. I got in touch with Tridia to find out the real story of Arrow—one...
Oscar Rickett
8.20.13
Question Of The Day

Have You Ever Pooped Your Pants?

Who hasn't pooped their pants or at least squeezed out a shart or two on the long road of life. Pooping yourself is kind of like losing your virginity or going to war, people who haven't done it just can't relate. We asked some New Yorkers about their...
VICE Staff
1.28.13
Music

LAYERS: Examining The Funk Levels Of B. Bravo & Teeko's "The Roll Out"

<p>From their new release <i>Starship Connection</i>, dropping tomorrow.</p>
Abdullah Saeed
9.17.12