Opinion

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.

Music

Lauryn Hill’s ‘MTV Unplugged No. 2.0′ Album Is Still A Gem

Critics who claimed to love the “liberation” and “honesty” of Miseducation suddenly jumped ship when her truth became too real, too unorthodox.

Opinion

In Memoriam: The Old Kanye Omari West

We've gotten to know the artist for who he really is, or in that matter, who he's always been.

Opinion

Why John Legend Is Kanye West’s Real MVP

If this is the new Kanye, I don't want him. But John Legend is the kind of friend we should all strive to have and…

Opinion

James Shaw Jr. Is An American Hero, Whether He Wants To Claim It Or Not

To put heroic pressures on a man–a black man at that–is more than what it seems.

Features

Net Neutrality: With The Internet As DAWN’s Major Label, Her Indie Journey Comes Into Question

"The Internet is my platform." For independent artists like DAWN (formerly of Danity Kane and Dirty-Money), the World Wide Web provides endless opportunities for…

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..."
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