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How Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams & Nightmares’ Became Philly’s Ultimate Underdog Anthem

It’s uncommon — and, typically, unfortunate — for an intro to be celebrated as an album’s defining moment…

‘Purple Haze’ Turns 10: Analyzing Cam’ron’s Lyrical Climax (Pause)

With his kooky flow and wordplay, Killa Cam reached his zenith on Purple Haze In 2014, Cam’ron remains an

Come Get Me: Why Nas’ ‘Nastradamus’ Album Is Better Than You Think

Nas’ fourth solo LP Nastradamus gets a bad rap. Revisiting the 15-year-old work proves it’s not quite the…

10 Years Later: How Pharrell Revived Snoop Dogg’s Career With ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’

A decade after The Neptunes had us all mimicking the mouth clicks of “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” VIBE remembers…

Opinion: The Beginning of the End of Howard Homecoming’s Glory Days

Howard University alum Julian Kimble mourns over the dilution of the school’s famed homecoming event…

’94 Week: Biggie Or Nas – Who Was The Real King Of New York In 1994?

Both dropped classic 1994 LPs that soundtracked the streets of NYC. But there can only be one king: Was it…

Feature: As Trillectro Grows, So Does Its Importance to D.C.

It’s uncanny how closely the development of D.C.’s budding Trillectro Music Festival follows the titles of…

Gone But Not Forgotten: Exploring Rick James’ Unpredictable Second Life

On the 10 year-anniversary of Rick James’ death, VIBE remembers how our favorite Super Freak went out with a…

The Day Earth Stood Still: Remembering Michael Jackson’s Death Five Years Later

Reflecting back on the past 15 years, there are two moments I can remember that brought the world to a…