VIBE’s July 2015 Digital Issue Starring Fetty Wap, Vic Mensa, The Internet And More


From sitting down with Chi-town’s rising prince Vic Mensa and The Internet’s groove theory to Black Music Month #TBTs and cover star Fetty Wap wooing us from sunny Miami, delve into all the goodies tucked inside our July 2015 digital issue.


Digital Cover: Fetty Wap ‘From My Trap To Yours’

Fetty Wap covers VIBE’s July 2015 summer issue. Read his full cover story inside.


Editor’s Corner: VIBE’s Fetty Wap Cover Shoot Was Almost Ruined

VIBE’s music editor talks about  how this cover shoot almost went down hill.


VIBE TV: Fetty Wap’s Impromptu Music Video For ‘A Couple Bandz’

While in Miami, we shot a music video with Fetty Wap and the Remy Boyz.


Groove Theory: The Internet Is R&B’s New Remedy

If the acid jazz sounds of The Internet aren’t on your radar yet, they should be. VIBE caught up with the six-person band before the release of their third studio album, Ego Death.


VIBE Presents: The Ultimate Guide To Festival SZN

Your one-stop-shop for all things festival related.


Between The Sheets: ‘Power’ Cast Discusses Their Steamy Sex Scenes

Dirty talk with the cast of Power.


CREDIT: Shenequa Golding

Losing Hope: How VIBE’s ‘Militant Editor’ Went From Ready To Weary

“We’ve become so accustomed to the killings, we now find reason to ‘rejoice’ when an autopsy report indicates homicide was the cause of death.” VIBE’s resident “Militant Editor” examines her slow desensitization to black tragedy.


CREDIT: Getty Images

Opinion: Should The N-Word Be Compared To The Confederate Flag?

A week after the tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C., that took the lives of nine churchgoers at Emanuel AME Church, racism continues to be the center piece of nationwide discussion. VIBE contemplates the weight of the N-word versus the symbolism of the Confederate flag. Can they be compared?


Opinion: VIBE Editors React To #CharlestonShooting

VIBE offers their emotional reactions to the Charleston shooting.


Relationship Goals: Boris Kodjoe And Nicole Ari Parker On New Show, Power Coupling And Date Night Tips

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe will be heating up the small screen as a talk show power couple.

CREDIT: VIBE/Stacy-Ann Ellis

New Roc Order: Why Vic Mensa Is The Latest Bearer Of Jay Z’s Blessing

It remains to be seen if Jay Z’s blessing (and signature tough love) can plant Vic Mensa’s foot in the game. Considering Hov’s stamping of Kanye West, Rihanna and J. Cole, however, Vic’s chances appear solid.