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15 R&B Songs We Obsessed Over Most In 2018

Hip-hop may have become the Nielsen Music-declared most dominant music genre, but let’s not overlook the strides R&B (including all its many sub-genres and cousin…

10 Fred Hampton And Jay Z Proclamations Of Black Excellence

Fred Hampton’s vision for the future was clear. The iconic revolutionary wanted solidarity amongst the people and an end to oppression and racism against people of…

Every Sample Heard On Meek Mill’s ‘Championships’ Album

Following gross mistreatment from the justice system, Meek Mill’s year has been riddled in trauma filled court cases and a long-winded battle with the criminal justice…

8 Rap Lyrics Dedicated To Spongebob Squarepants

Nickelodeon’s animated series, Spongebob Squarepants left its mark on kids television, bringing both adults and children together for 30-minutes of underwater bonding…

This Sh*t Is For Us: Black Diasporic Women Are Running New York City’s Underground Music Scene

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism released a study exposing the music industry’s lack of diversity. In 2017, 83.2 percent of artists were men and…

Happy Birthday Donald Glover: VIBE’s Favorite Childish Gambino Tracks

Happy Birthday Donald Glover. The Renaissance Man turns 34 today (Sept. 25). Although much of the focus of his storied career is now on his acting, writing skills and…

Diggin’ In The Crates: The 17 Best Samples Used In 2017 So Far

Sampling can either break or make a record. But when there’s a head-nodding, stank-face inducing and shoulder-moving communion between the sounds of today and the…

Halfway Point: 17 Albums Worth Carrying Into The Rest Of 2017

Music’s purpose in 2017 posed an impulse of more feeling, more groove and more substance. And boy, did it deliver. From matters of the heart to those politicking on…

Who’s NEXT: The 6 Month Check-In

Have you been sleeping on some of the soon to be big names in music and entertainment for the past six months? Between the top of this year and last, scores of new…