William E. Ketchum III

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Swizz Beatz: ‘J. Cole Gave Me Something Different’ As Executive Producer

He brought Cole on board for Poison in a more involved capacity after realizing that they were on the same wavelength.

Music

Swizz Beatz’s ‘Poison’ Album Features Major Guests, But You’ll Have To Wait For One Song

“I want people to respect this body of work. Then, when the timing is right, we’ll put (the other song) out too.”…

Features

Marsha Ambrosius Reflects On The Joys That Music And Motherhood Have Opened

Marsha Ambrosius speaks about family, being a fly on the wall for mythical studio sessions, what rapper she would make a Best of Both Worlds album with,…

Music

Premiere: Mickey Factz and Pharoahe Monch spit exquisite rhymes in “Masterpiece (Remix)” video

When it comes to lyrics, Mickey Factz and Pharoahe Monch will always have you covered–and the two wordsmiths continue to deliver in their video for "Masterpiece…

Music

Drake And Meek Mill Squash Beef With Surprise Appearance In Boston

Drake and Meek Mill's feud went on for longer than many thought it would, but it came to a close on Saturday night (Sept. 8) when Drizzy…

Features

Mac Miller Grew Through Joy And Pain, And Fans Saw It All Up Close

Before his tragic death at age 26, Mac broke boundaries and evolved into something that even he couldn’t have foreseen.

Features

Joe Budden Talks Creative Beefs With Diddy And Leaving Rap Behind

In a candid conversation with VIBE, Joe Budden talks about leaving rap behind and spats with Diddy.

Live Reviews

Drake And Migos Light Up Brooklyn With Hits At Barclays Center

Drake and Migos gave Brooklyn a party Friday night (Aug. 31) as fans filled the cavernous halls of the Barclays Center for the highly-anticipated Aubrey…

Lists

Queen of Soul And Shade: Aretha Franklin’s All-Time Shadiest Moments

Thank you for your music and authenticity, Aretha Franklin. We will miss you.

Features

Dame Dash Is The Industry Uncle We Should Be Listening To

As fans give him flowers and execs shake in their Birkenstocks, the world is finally listening to Dame Dash.

Features

With The Key To Brooklyn In Hand, Wyclef Jean Is Just Getting Started

Forty years after coming to Brooklyn, Wyclef Jean was awarded the key to the borough.

Album Reviews

Two Houstons, One Travis Scott And An ‘AstroWorld’

Travis Scott's third album 'Astroworld' presents two listening experiences: one for old head Houstonians, and another for fans whose introduction to H-Town is La Flame himself.

Features

DJ Collective Teklife: The Musical Conductors Keeping Chicago’s Footwork Scene Alive

After a July 19th live taping of Red Bull Radio’s daily show Peak Time Live at the stylish eatery The Promontory, on the south side of Chicago—centered…

Features

Mac Miller’s Metamorphosis Shows Hope For Growth From The New School

Mac Miller's growth has shone through, even though he’d previously been written off. It's time to give younger artists in his shoes the chance to…

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‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ Emphasizes Childhood On Episode 1

What resonates most in the first hour of 'Rest In Power' is how it frames Trayvon Martin for exactly what he was: a child.

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