Opinion

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

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…

Features

LeBron’s I Promise School Is Bigger Than Any Championship Ring

Through recollection of his own childhood, a writer from the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif. shows why LeBron James' new I Promise School can change lives.

Features

Is Nicki Minaj Being Held To A Different Standard Of Artistic Growth?

Some critics and fans have been saying that Nicki Minaj needs to show growth with her upcoming album, 'Queen.' But are those expectations fair?

Features

WWE Bringing Back Hulk Hogan Is An Insult To Black Wrestling Fans

It was early 1985. I was 5 years old sitting on the floor of my living room in Detroit. My dad had gotten…

Opinion

We Need To Put More Respect On The Clark Sisters’ Names

The iconic gospel supergroup still matters to music today.

Features

Should Biggie And 2Pac Get The Same Criticisms As XXXTentacion?

As culturally revered as Pac and B.I.G. have become, their legacies would not be as pristine in today’s world of TMZ, Black Twitter, and the…

Features

JAY-Z and Beyonce Have Rebranded Themselves As Vulnerable, Endearing Superstars

The Carters have been peeling back the curtains in all facets of their empire.

Opinion

Why Teyana Taylor Has The Most To Gain From The G.O.O.D. Music Release Machine

KTSE will establish her as a necessary force in the rapidly-changing game of R&B.

Opinion

As A Woman, I Didn’t Like XXXTentacion, But I Didn’t Want Him To Die Either

The 20-year-old rapper's death left many of us in a moral purgatory of sorts, including me.

Opinion

The Biggest Difference Between Beyoncé And Kim Kardashian’s Risqué Photos Is Artistic Intent

While Kim’s photos serve as a plea for likes and reposts, Beyoncé’s sensual flicks show a maturation of comfort. …

Movies & TV

4 Lessons Learned From ‘Pose’ As The Fight For Equality Emerges

Dreams, identity politics, shade, and discrimination.

Lists

Nicki Minaj’s 15 Best Songs, Unranked

As the rap world waits for The Generous Queen's next move, VIBE scoured through Minaj's stash of classics and picked out 15 album and mixtape cuts that speak…

Opinion

We Are Destroying The Culture By Comparing Beyoncé To Michael Jackson, Point Blank Period

"Legends don’t need comparisons. They create their own lanes."

Opinion

The Race Of Donald Glover’s Partner Doesn’t Negate His Blackness Or His Art

One’s blackness and a need to preserve it isn’t the responsibility of said person’s significant other.
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