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Premiere: Reach Records’ GAWVI Lights Up In “Late Nights” Video

From behind the boards to in front of the camera.

Music

Tribute: 5 Years After His Passing, Guru’s Influence Lives On

With all the positive attention Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has been deservedly receiving, it's only right to highlight one of the first rappers to blend…

Music

Butta P Spits From The Heart On “No Love”

In hip hop, there's nothing quite like a female's touch.

Features

Hip-Hop’s Most Well-Connected Man Is Named Rick Ross

Rick Ross didn't blow off of coke raps alone. Brick by brick, the Miami MC has built his empire via a Rolodex that's as plump…

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Feature: Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Yelawolf?

Yelawolf talks upcoming album Love Story, being swagger jacked by Macklemore, working with Wu-Tang and his problem with that long-ass Shady XV cypher Photo credit:…

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Feature: Trip Lee Is Rap’s Risen Son

After an out-of-nowhere semi-retirement, Reach Records star Trip Lee is back with a new album abounding with the good word. Here, the rapper speaks on…

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We Rode Around St. Louis With RZA Playing Wu-Tang’s New ‘A Better Tomorrow’ LP And Preaching Chess Lessons

One day after the police murder of Vonderrit Myers, VIBE treks to St. Louis with RZA as he visits the World Chess Hall of Fame,…

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St. Louis Residents React to Yet Another Local Police Shooting: ‘Who Can You Trust?’

ST LOUIS, Mo - In what seems like a never-ending cycle of violence, an off-duty St. Louis police officer has shot and killed a suspect…

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Say Uncle: Television’s 7 Greatest Uncles

When it comes to uncles, forget about it. Uncles are a mixed bag and we've seen all kinds. Crazy Uncle, Drunk Uncle, Drifter Uncle who…

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Did You Catch These 5 Hidden Messages In Kendrick Lamar’s ‘I’ Artwork?

What should you expect from Kendrick Lamar's upcoming single, "I"? Your guess is as good as ours, but we're gonna try anyway. Kendrick Lamar…

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’94 Week: VIBE Imagines A 2014 Update To Common’s ‘I Used To Love H.E.R.’

20 years after the release of Common's most lauded track, VIBE drops a 2014 update It was 1994 —a golden year for the culture—when a…

Album Reviews

Review: Lecrae’s Impressive ‘Anomaly’ LP Celebrates Otherness

The contrast between Lecrae and virtually every other artist thriving in the current commercial hip-hop space is overwhelmingly vast. For years he was the jewel…

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There’s Something About RZA: An Ode To Wu-Tang’s Leader

Of all the Wu, I've long been partial to RZA and his street philosopher ways. His stylistic approach, his everything—ever since the supergroup invaded rap's…

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5 Ratchet Rap Happenings That Became Teachable Moments

This one time I stumbled on to some Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and oh, my God, what was that? I remember a fiery exchange…

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Feature: How Amerigo Gazaway Has Become A Master Modern Soul Matchmaker

People talk about the future of music like it isn't right now. No, it's dead before us, with a few brave ones taking it where…

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