VICE Magazine Music Issue


Grappling with the Future of Music and the Value of Vinyl

Music industry experts discuss how advancements in technology have changed the face of music on this episode of 'The VICE Magazine Podcast.'


Irish Rap Had to Get Brutally Honest to Make Its Mark

A new generation of largely Dublin rappers is taking aim at political inequalities and the stereotypes holding their scene back.


Meet Some of the People Who Put Together Our Music Issue

Writer Luc Sante, photographer Shaquille Dunbar, and more are our employees of the month.


New Orleans Is Bubbling Over

A young collective called the Pink Room Project is pushing the city's musical legacy into the future, catching the eye of Solange in the process.


Behind the Cover of Our 2017 Music Issue

New York photographer Darin Mickey provided us with a bit of existentialism.


In Austin, Two-Stepping Isn't Corny Anymore

The city's honky tonk resurgence is making two-stepping cool again.


Dave Is Not Normal

The 19-year-old London MC is an accomplished pianist who's already caught the attention of Drake, but he's not really concerned with any of that.


CupcakKe Is the Coolest Rapper in Chicago

The 20-year-old went viral with an over-the-top, insatiably horny persona, but reducing her to a sheer X-rated spectacle is ignoring what makes her remarkable.


Streaming Is Killing the Musical Author

How algorithms are not only changing the way we listen, but are changing the way we write music.


Mija Is EDM's Last Great Hope

The self-made 25-year-old DJ is poised to become one of the biggest names in contemporary dance music, as well as a one-woman art factory.


Welcome to the Church of 2 Chainz

The Atlanta rapper has worked too hard to just be considered "funny." With 'Pretty Girls Love Trap Music' and a new TV show, he's hell-bent on claiming his rightful throne.


Inside the Underground Beat Market Shaping Soundcloud Rap

As beat leasing becomes a common practice, artists gain independence, but what is lost?