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15 Years Later, Tweet’s ‘Southern Hummingbird’ Is Still Deserving

Tweet's debut album flew under the radar as urban music became more mainstream. Now, VIBE explores why Southern Hummingbird is just as necessary now as it…

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Ashanti Reflects On Her Record-Breaking Debut Album

We spoke to Ashanti about her debut album for its 15-year anniversary.

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Interview: Rising R&B Star Drew Vision Is Laser-Focused On Manifesting His Dreams

The "Without You" singer is claiming 2017 as his year.

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Painting Pictures: Kodak Black Doesn’t Rap, He Illustrates

"Everything I say you see it vividly."

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Two Creatives On How Music Bookends The Tension, Relief And Stark Reality Of ‘Shots Fired’

Music supervisor Jabari Ali and singer-songwriter Shiré dissect the selections and intent of the music in 'Shots Fired,' FOX's jarring new series.

Album Reviews

Understanding The Divine Feminine In Smino’s ‘blkswn’

Smino is joined by a host of female collaborators on his debut album that prove that where there is woman, there is light.

Lists

10 Rappers Who Should Also Be Inducted Into The ‘Songwriters Hall Of Fame’ With JAY Z

Hold up, rap has a gang of talent that also deserves credit for their musical catalogs.

Features

V Books: Michael Woodsworth Remembers Brooklyn Activist Elsie Richardson’s Contribution To The War On Poverty

The War on Poverty is complex and, for the most part, has ambiguous roots. However, Prof. Michael Woodsworth's new book argues its Brooklyn beginnings.

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Ashanti To Showcase Her Musical Growth On Upcoming 6th Solo Album

Ashanti spoke to VIBE about 'Crashed,' her next album, movie roles, and more.

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15 Years Later: How Good Was JAY Z & R. Kelly’s ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ Album?

We looked back at Hov and Kellz' monumental album 15 years after it was originally released.

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DJ EFN Sheds Light On Vietnamese Hip-Hop Culture In New Film

DJ EFN shares his thoughts about his venture to expose Vietnam's hip-hop scene and reflects on his off-camera moments.  

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The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’ Is Still A Blueprint For Commercial Rap Success 20 Years Later

It’s easy to hypothesize about what kind of rapper Biggie would be today. Would he actually dead 90% of the rappers out now? Would he still…

Opinion

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

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

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Latin Trap Pioneer Messiah Gets The Last Laugh At SXSW: “Labels Didn’t Believe In It”

Messiah is by definition already a story of success, and he's only getting started.

Events

Interview: Gianni Lee Set To Debut ‘Why Won’t You Hear Me?’ Art Exhibit

"Every time I come up with a new idea I feel like it's a rebirth, but also the death of the old me."
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