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
Remembering Things

'Straight Outta Compton' Is the Most American Album of the 20th Century

Thirty years later, we remember how N.W.A Trojan Horsed gangsta rap into suburban homes.
Paul Thompson
Noisey News

A Hacker Broadcast "Fuck tha Police" Over a Police Scanner

Yeah, this is definitely illegal.
Lauren O'Neill

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Invented How Pro Wrestling Sounds

The man who turned wrestling commentary into the last great stage for the Vaudeville comedy act passed away last weekend.
Ian Williams

The NWA Is Worthless, So Why Did Billy Corgan Just Buy It?

Despite all his rage, Billy Corgan just bought the NWA.
Ian Williams
last week in art

A HUGE $4.5 Million Gold Coin Was Stolen from a Berlin Museum

Plus, a a new website helps you protest defunding the NEA by sending faxes of artworks to congress.
Nathaniel Ainley
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Congress votes to gut online privacy, British PM triggers Brexit, Intel chair Nunes says he'll "never" reveal source for surveillance claim, and more.
VICE Staff

Clyde Stubblefield, Most Sampled Drummer in Hip-Hop, Dead at 73

"The spirit of the greatest grace note left hand snare drummer will live on thru all of us," Questlove wrote in tribute.
Alex Robert Ross
Noisey News

Guess Who Is Playing Fagin in a Forthcoming Remake of Oliver Twist?

This is actually happening, people.
Lauren O'Neill

'Original Gangstas' Goes Beneath the Surface of West Coast Rap's Origin Story

Twenty years after Tupac Shakur's murder, Ben Westhoff digs into the legacy that made gangsta rap so fascinating to its listeners—and deadly to its artists.
Reed Jackson

Barry Windham and the Disappearing Cowboy Wrestler

Wrestling has always leaned on archetypes, but the country-strong badass that Barry Windham embodied in the 1980s and 90s has mostly vanished. It's a shame.
Ian Williams
The VICE Guide to Right Now

​Canadian Cop Posing as Homeless Person Fines Guy for Giving Him Change

If this doesn't make you paranoid of police, you're probably a cop.
Jake Kivanc