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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

You Know The Man Behind J. Cole’s Dreamville Movement?

Dream Come True J. Cole’s right-hand man and Dreamville President Ibrahim Hamad is set on creating a music…

J. Cole Told Us All About ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Track ‘Wet Dreamz’ Back In 2010

J. Cole’s cutting room floor must be littered with would-be classics. The prolific recorder is notoriously…

Premiere: Nikki Jean ‘Champagne Water’ EP

Allow us to (re)introduce Nikki Jean. You know Nikki. Those harmonious vocals on Ab-Soul’s “World Runners.&#8221…

What Millennials Should Know About… Nas’ ‘It Was Written’

VIBE spotlights music’s most essential timepieces for Gen Y. You gon’ learn today NAS It Was Written (1996) Se…