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Cardi B Doesn’t Give A F**k, And Neither Should You
"This is my happy place," which is why Cardi B invites me to her grandmother’s home in Washington Heights and not her condo in Edgewater,…
The Titan Of Talk: Up Close And Personal With Angie Martinez
It's hard to write anything about radio veteran Angie Martinez without mentioning WQHT’s Hot 97 FM. The New York station long hailed as a cultural…
20 Years Later: Tupac Is Hip-Hop’s Prophet Of Rage And Revolution
I have never met anyone like Tupac Shakur, and I doubt I will ever meet anyone like him ever again. In the past few days…
Anderson .Paak & BJ The Chicago Kid Are Here To Save Your Souls
"Aight, get off my stage, n***a." Anderson .Paak’s words lack the bite that usually comes with such a succinct command. Instead, it’s the kind of lax scold…
BJ The Chicago Kid: Soul Music’s Safe Haven
"Soul music comes from church. I come from church. Therefore …" Bryan James Sledge trails off mid-sentence and shifts his attention back to the plate…
VIBE/ Stacy-Ann Ellis
Anderson .Paak Is Exactly What The Doctor Ordered
Anderson .Paak is hard to catch up with. But if you ever find yourself in a position to sit down with him, even if just…
Pure Energia: Colombia’s Reggaeton Ruler J Balvin Returns
It’s 3:05 p.m. in the 305 and Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin just landed on American soil. It’s his only two days off that he’s…
VIBE/ Karl Ferguson Jr.
Speaking Truth To ‘Power’: 50 Cent & Co. Define Their Character Flaws And 48 Laws
The stinging cold and unrelenting wind is going pound-for-pound this early March afternoon outside Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. The sun peeks out from the few…
The Evolution Of Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs And The Bad Boy Family Through VIBE’s Covers
The launch of VIBE was the definitive introduction of the power of Hip-Hop and culture to move the crowd. Before the Internet, before email, before…
Dascha Polanco: “If I’m Not American Or Latina Enough, Then What Am I?”
Dascha Polanco doesn’t just love being photographed—she requires it. In a world obsessed with the willowy, caucasian prototype, the Orange is the New Black starlet…
Afeni Shakur: A Mother’s Love
It was an Instagram clip that Big Tigger posted in the wake of Afeni Shakur's passing that sparked an idea. Tigger was the then-host of…
From Cutting Fades To Cutting Records, Roc Nation’s Yandel Is Razor Sharp Focused
Before Llandel Veguilla Malave—reggaeton superstar and ex-member of world-renowned duo Wisin y Yandel—takes a seat at the table he insists we capture the moment. "Let’s take…
An Ode To Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway’s Resident Rap Genius
On a gloomy Monday morning, the air hung thick and wet as I waited to enter the White House for the first time. The sunless…
Spike Lee: 30 Years Of Fightin’ The Power
The cult of Spike Lee was born on March 26, 1990. At Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, an uneasy tension hovered over the 62nd annual…
VIBE/ Ian Reid
Higher Power 2011: A Candid Convo With Rap’s Young King Kendrick Lamar
Let’s take a trip back to June 2011, where we find a 23-year-old Kendrick Lamar Duckworth in Harlem’s Stadium Red Studios, located on 125th Street…
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Lawrence Crosby is suing police in Illinois.
Lady Liberty Portrayed As A Black Woman On New U.S….
For the 225th anniversary of the United States Mint and Treasury, the department has unveiled a new and progressive commemorative coin, and promises more in the…
Florida High School Students Stage Sit In To Demand…
"This protest was intended to make them hear us, make them see us, make them listen to us."
President Obama Served As A Groomsman For Longtime…
Kinda dope, Obama.
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