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Is Kanye West Crying Out For Help? Investigating Hip-Hop & Mental Health
VIBE takes a deeper look at mental health issues in hip-hop.
Opinion: Kendrick Lamar’s Quiet Grammy Win Wasn’t As Satisfying As It Should’ve Been
Hours before Macklemore sent (then publicized) a semi-sorry text into Kendrick Lamar's iPhone inbox last year, the humble frontman of Top Dawg Entertainment swallowed defeat…
Opinion: Sam Smith And The Myth Of Blue-Eyed Soul
Anyone who buys into the idea that white artists blue-eyed soul are being more true to soul are being willfully obtuse Whenever people argue…
Opinion: Celebs, Keep Your Divorce Drama Off Social Media
If you're telling people in interviews about your sex life with Mariah, why be surprised when they gossip about the day you're no longer bedding…
Opinion: The Problem With ‘Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop’
Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop was sold on the premise that it would chronicle "the next generation of female artists, rewrite the rules of the hip-hop…
Opinion: Why Aaliyah’s Legacy Should Never Be Questioned
Death adds a certain mystique to an artist and gives people reason to constantly wonder "What if?" Aaliyah’s life ended 13 14…
Opinion: Diplo’s ‘Kandi’ Ban Is A Mad Decent Move
For some ridiculous reason, Diplo is under fire for the banning of "kandi" at Mad Decent's Block Parties in response to the injuries and tragic…
Opinion: Why Janelle Monae Isn’t A Bigger Star Yet
Given her level of talent, range, and yes, beauty, why isn’t Janelle Monáe a bigger deal by now? Her gifts as a singer, songwriter, dancer…
Opinion: Why Keyshia Cole Doesn’t Have To Sell ‘Angry R&B’
Keyshia Cole just needs to make better songs, whether happy or heartbroken Keyshia Cole’s marriage has crumbled, and judging from her Instagram postings—increasingly centered on…
Opinion: What If Jeremy Meeks Is Innocent? Why Online Mug Shots Are A Dangerous Practice
Jeremy Meeks won the Internet this weekend—even though he’s in jail. The man whose model-like features inspired hashtags like #felonbae and #feloncrushfriday had his mug…
Opinion: This Girl Ain’t Loyal—And That’s A Good Thing!
-"I think its shady as hell to move to your competitor radio station after years and years at hot 97. I love Breakfast club to…
Opinion: Leave Dawn Richard’s Face Alone
Plastic surgery isn't always a sign of self-loathing You would think Dawn Richard had a sushi chef at a New York restaurant with a…
Opinion: Why Has R&B Become So Misogynistic?
"R&B used to be a safe, loving space for women"
Stacey Dash Signs to Fox News as Culture Contributor
Yesterday (May 28), the Vice President of Programming at Fox News Bill Shine announced that Stacey Dash would be joining Fox News as…
Opinion: How Reality TV Saved The R&B Star
Raise your hand if you knew about K. Michelle back when she was dropping mixtapes with Mary J. Blige-inspired titles and sang about whooping her…
Opinion: How EDM Took Rap Out Of The Trap House And Into The Clubs
When Gucci Mane put out Trap House in 2005, I highly doubt he pictured a whole bunch of white raver kids getting down to music…
The Cult Of Drake: Why Rap’s Most Important Millennial MC Is So Polarizing
"Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk/Silly me, rappin' 'bout shit that I really bought/While these rappers rap about guns that they ain't shot/And…
Opinion: Why We Need Chris Brown To Get His Life
Michael Jackson was at the height of his status as a controversial enigma in 1987, when the world got its first glimpse of his dramatically…
My First-World Crisis: Choosing Between Spotify And Beats Music
How deep is my love for Spotify? It's time to decide if the new Beats Music subscription service should be my new streaming kingI woke…
Opinion: On Justine Sacco, Casual Racism, And Victimhood
When did ex-PR exec Justine Sacco become the victim?
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