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Review: 13 Thoughts On Raekwon’s ‘The Wild’ LP

Raekwon isn’t quite the same verbal assassin posted up in the streets of Shaolin.

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Review: Trey Songz Shows Remorse For His Savagery On ‘Tremaine The Album’

The singer takes off his cool for just long enough to add some depth to his persona.

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Review: ‘Rather You Than Me’ Is Rick Ross At His Most Soulful

Lyrically, Rick Ross knows the power of writing his own realities into existence.

Features

The Racer X Reunion: A Conversation With Kenneth Li and Rafael Estevez

VIBE magazine reunites Rafael "Racer X" Estevez and former VIBE writer Kenneth Li to talk Fast & Furious influence & street racing at DRT Racing in…

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From The VIBE Vault: Biggie’s ‘Life After Death’ Is The Greatest LP Since ’93

Why Biggie's second album is the greatest album since 1993.

Digital Covers

Digital Cover: Tyrese Takes ‘Furious 7′ Into Overdrive

Talent can be raw, ready but not always willing. That's never the case with Tyrese Gibson, R&B, rap and Hollywood's most inspired entertainer.

Digital Covers

Digital Cover: Furious 7’s Ludacris Goes ‘Beast Mode’

NO BRAKES, SWITCHING LANES After taking off with the high-speed The Fast & The Furious series, Ludacris is making his grand return to music…

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Digital Cover: Vin Diesel Calls ‘Furious 7′ The Most Important Film Of The Millennium

The leader of this big-screen brotherhood sat with VIBE to retrace his history with The Fast & The Furious, why Furious 7 will go down…

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Interview: Michelle Rodriguez Wants Rihanna To Join ‘Furious’ Cast

Holding her own in Furious 7’s boys club, Michelle Rodriguez perfectly balances the strong-and-sexy seesaw

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Preview: We Heard Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ And It’s Pretty Damn Great

Five things we learned from a first listen of Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise   Scheduled in the midst of Grammy weekend…

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What Millennials Should Know About… The Lox’s ‘We Are The Streets’

VIBE spotlights music's most essential timepieces for Gen Y. You gon' learn today THE LOX We Are The Streets (2000) Selling point…

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Premiere: Watch I-Octane’s ‘Call Me Over’ Video

Sometimes a booty call is more than a booty call. Dancehall loverboy I-Octane shows the lead up to a night of midnight loving on…

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Pay Attention, Son: A ’90s Guide to Fabolous’ ‘The Young OG Project’

Can we preach a bit? The 1990s were a blessing for hip-hop. Icons were created and key categories on rap's checklist—lyrics, production, flows, metaphors, uh,…

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An Unpopular Opinion: Why Bobby Shmurda Has 2014’s Rap Verse Of The Year

I played overnight star Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N-gga" 'til I passed out. And his chorus-free barrage of bars emerged as my top pick for the…

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Review: 15 Thoughts On J. Cole’s Excellent ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’

Just like that, J. Cole has released the best album of 2014*. Check out the breakdown of Cole's third LP Words: John Kennedy (@youngjfk)…

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