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VIBE At 20: Aliya S. King Talks Writing ‘Mean Girls Of Morehouse’ Exposé

VIBE's "Mean Girls Of Morehouse" exposé is not only the most controversial story of Aliya S. King's storied career, but also one of the…


Word Is Bond: A Brief History Of Slang Terms

With every generation, hip-hop vocab gets a refresh. VIBE breaks down the evolution of slang Badonkadonk adj. | buh-dunk-uh-dunk A large posterior;…


The 7 Most Memorable Girl Groups Since ’93

We remember the days when girl groups reigned Supreme (get it?). It wasn't uncommon to see three, four or five attractive, highly-styled, highly-choreographed singers dominate…

Digital Covers

VIBE Summer 2013 Cover: Robin Thicke And Janelle Monáe

Twenty years ago, Quincy Jones went on a mission. Ever since the legendary producer launched VIBE in 1993 (following a test issue in ’92), Q’s…


Behind The Scenes: Robin Thicke And Janelle Monáe’s VIBE Cover Shoot

VIBE had tons of fun pairing up two of R&B's hottest talents for our summer 2013 cover. Click through to check out behind-the-scenes shots from…


From 1993 To 2013: 20 Iconic VIBE Interviews

Over the past 20 years, VIBE has given our readers some of the most revealing interviews from the biggest superstars in music, film and sports.


The 10 Most Controversial Trials Over The Past 20 Years

On July 13, 2013, Americans waited with baited breaths for the verdict of a trial that would ultimately go down as one of the most…


10 Great Songs From 1993

The year was 1993, and good music reigned supreme. Whether it was for the bedroom, BBQ or cubicle, these songs made a lifelong impact. Nearly…


VIBE At 20: Kevin Powell Traces VIBE’s History With Tupac Shakur, Ep. 1

Tupac Shakur and VIBE have a history that's as intertwined as his twisted middle and ring fingers throwing up dubs. His ascent to icon…

Movies & TV

The 20 Smartest TV Shows Since ’93

For VIBE's Big List Issue, we round up the 20 programs that served the most quality brain cuisine since 1993. Reality foolery may give…


The 10 Greatest Haters Since ’93

More from VIBE's Big List Issue... From feeding the flames of petty drama to stealing spotlights, meet pop culture’s greatest antagonists 10. Deric "D.