Hip-Hop

music festivals

Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, and Other Reasons Woodstock 2019 Might Not Be Disastrous

The festival's 50th anniversary has a lot of past chaos to make up for, but is starting out strong with a stacked lineup.
Taylor Hosking
3.20.19
DEEP DIVE - CREATED WITH JAMESON WHISKEY

How Atlanta’s Clubs Fueled the City’s Budding Hip-Hop Scene in the ‘90s

Inside the nightlife spots that gave DJs and artists a stage to turn the Southern capital into a musical hub.
Jewel Wicker
3.11.19
supreme court

Rappers Are Defending Their Right to Anti-Cop Lyrics in the Supreme Court

Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Killer Mike, and others filed a brief in support of rapper Mayhem Mal, breaking down the poetics of rap lyrics.
Taylor Hosking
3.7.19
Music

The US Army Somehow Thought This Rap Recruitment Video Was a Good Idea

'Uniform: paid for. Electric bill: paid for. Water bill: paid for.'
Justin Caffier
2.27.19
Views My Own

The Kamala Harris 'Reefergate' Scandal Is the Dumbest Story of the Year

Did the California senator pretend that she smoked weed to Snoop Dogg in college? Why are we talking about this?
Harry Cheadle
2.13.19
Culture

Dapper Dan Once Made a Name Knocking Off Gucci. Now They're Paying to Tell His Story

How a feud between the high fashion brand and the iconic designer became an unlikely friendship.
Taylor Hosking
1.11.19
Minority Reports

The Rise of Asian Rap Culture with Rich Brian, 88rising, and $tupid Young

We met up with some of the biggest names in Asian hip-hop to find out why they got into the genre.
VICE Staff
1.10.19
YouTube

You Need to Listen to 'Synthwave,' the Chillest Beats On YouTube

How the genre mined 80s nostalgia and modern dystopia to become a giant on YouTube.
Luke Winkie
10.18.18
Views My Own

Donald Glover May Not Be the 'Woke Bae' We Want Him to Be

Childish Gambino's new video for 'Feels Like Summer' reminds us that when it comes to gender issues Glover tends to remain silent.
Taylor Hosking
9.8.18
Views My Own

Why I Won’t Call Nicki Minaj’s Beefing ‘a Meltdown’

We don’t require male rappers to empower one another, so why should Nicki Minaj play nice?
Melayna Williams
8.27.18
Art

We Need More Artists Like This Street Performer-Turned Multimedia Wizard

How a formerly-undocumented kid from Queens went from performing on the subway to a solo art show in Manhattan.
Kara Weisenstein
7.24.18
Internet

How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?
Luke Winkie
7.13.18
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