Opinion

Opinion

Is It All Over My Race: Disco’s Perpetual Gentrification

According to one writer, disco has suffered a proverbial whitewashing over time.

Opinion

The Ultimate ‘Dun’: How Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Became The Embodiment Of East Coast Rap

One VIBE writer reflects on how Prodigy of Mobb Deep solidified himself as a pillar of New York rap.

Opinion

Let’s Ask Ourselves, Is Mumble Rap Really A Thing?

One writer takes a deeper look at the misguided disdain for modern day "mumble rappers."

Opinion

Rihanna’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ Turns 10: Crafting A Rule-Breaking Pop Culture Icon

'Good Girl Gone Bad' served as the catalyst that would transform Rihanna from the average girl-next-door singer to an icon in the making.

Features

2017 Is In Need Of An Official Murder Inc. Reunion Tour

Can Irv Gotti please get this going for us?

Opinion

An Ode To The Power Of Obligatory “Dear Mama” Rap Album Cuts

The "dear mama" songs of hip-hop albums have a strong, but sometimes hidden power.

Opinion

Title Aside, ‘Dear White People’ Is About Much More Than Race

'DWP' has proven to be a smart, witty and nuanced story that satirizes both sides of the racial divide.

Opinion

Fyre Festival, Or “How I Learned Not To Feel Bad For The Privileged”

This was a cautious tale exploring how companies will take advantage of impressionable, gullible, privileged millennials through materialistic allure.

Features

‘DAMN.’ Proves Kendrick Lamar Doesn’t Make “Fun” Music, So Is Drake Better?

Kendrick Lamar's third album 'DAMN' solidifies his prowess as an artist, while also proving he's not the "fun" MC.

Live Reviews

HBO’s Exploration Of Henrietta Lacks’ Legacy Will Leave You Wanting More

Lacks’ cells were remarkable, aiding scientists in a wide range of medical developments including the polio vaccine, HIV research, chemotherapy and in vitro fertilization.

Opinion

VIBE’s Staff Reacts To Kendrick Lamar’s Album, ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar's latest musical effort sent VIBE's staff for an emotional yet introspective ride.

Opinion

Opinion: “Chanel” And A Hesitant Love For Frank Ocean’s Rapping

Frank Ocean's bars finally won over this long-time skeptic.

Opinion

Being Black For 103 Minutes: ‘Get Out’ From A White Millennial’s Perspective

"If a powerful motion picture could ruffle the feathers of just a portion of white America, it has done its job."

Opinion

Today’s R&B Stars Prove TLC’s Influence Is As Strong As Ever

On Wednesday night's (March 7) episode of Star, TLC teased a track from their final album expected to be released this summer.

Opinion

Seeing Black Male Humanity: Why ‘Moonlight’ Impacted Me As An Afro-Latina

My father, who is from Haiti, didn't express himself much to me growing up.
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