Opinion

Opinion

A Look Back At Destiny’s Child’s ‘This Is The Remix’ Album

The group performed the Timbaland version of "Say My Name" during Beyonce's epic Coachella 2018 appearance.

Opinion

It’s About Time Hip-Hop Respects Big Freedia

It’s about time bounce music and The Queen Diva were brought to the forefront.

Entertainment

10 Things We Learned From ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

'Roxanne Roxanne' uncovers the good, bad and the ugly aspects that can come as a result of being exposed to too much, too soon.

Opinion

The Murky Legacy Of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Five Years Later

"Though the song remains undeniably catchy, it’s become a bit difficult through the years to look past its lyrics..."

Opinion

Call A Spade A Spade: Austin Bomber Wasn’t Challenged, He Was A Terrorist

The benefit of the doubt does wonders for non-black suspects.

Features

How Rising Artists Can Shine Bright Before Their Big Break

Acclaimed music director, Thaddeus Dixon, shares a bit of his intel on how artists can navigate the full spectrum of their gifts to reach their big…

Features

No, Bruno Mars Is Not Appropriating Black Culture

In response to a Twitter debate over a Bruno Mars fishbowl discussion, two VIBE writers argue why the 24K Magic artist is not another user of black culture appropriation.

Features

Mary J. Blige’s Cinematic Journey Should Be The Blueprint For Other Artists

She may have walked away from the Oscars empty-handed, but her historic nominations should help other Hollywood hopefuls.

Features

‘Black Panther,’ Erik Killmonger And The Disconnect Within The African Diaspora

Harlem’s Magic Johnson theater was an epicenter of black excellence on an exceptionally frigid Sunday evening (Feb. 18). Throngs of beautifully hued families decked out…

Opinion

How Ryan Coogler’s Visit To “The Continent” Was A ‘Black Panther’ Moment Of Awakening

“I had a lot of pain inside of me due to not being able to know my ancestry.”

Opinion

Yes, They’re Classics, But Let’s Leave The ’90s Black Sitcoms Where They Were

"Look, and I say this with all love in my heart, beloveds: please stop touching our sacred things."

Opinion

When Will Rappers Stop Being Used As Bait For Pop Hits?

One reader wonders if, during hip-hop's moment of prominence, rappers will stop being plucked solely for pop chart success.

Opinion

Opinion: Wearing All Black And White Roses Is Not Enough

Protests are not meant to be safe.

Features

New Money Vs. Old Money: Why JAY-Z Will Likely Win Album Of The Year Over Kendrick Lamar At The Grammys

One writer predicts that James Cameron’s film, Titanic, possibly set the foundation for the Recording Academy’s voting process.

Features

The State Of Today’s R&B According To The 2018 Grammy Nominations

This year, the R&B genre had one of its most complexing years trying to maintain its authenticity, integrity, and esteem in the mainstream circuit.
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