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Talib Kweli Writes Essay About Free Speech, White Supremacy Following Show Cancellation

Talib Kweli has posted a Medium post entitled “Free Speech or Die?” dealing with the issue of far-right leaders and their followers objecting to their right to free…

Why Phife Dawg Will Always Be One of New York’s Most Influential Rappers

“I had to sneak and watch Soul Train. I had to sneak and watch Scooby-Doo or whatever cartoon was poppin’ off at the time. But, when it came to block parties and…

Is Kanye West Crying Out For Help? Investigating Hip-Hop & Mental Health

Picture the moment the late Michael Jackson once dangled his infant son over a balcony above a crowd of stunned paparazzi and common spectators and replay it like a…

The Quiet Greatness Of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White

The thing you have to remember about Maurice White—the dynamic founder of the legendary, elegant funk band Earth Wind & Fire who died at the age of 74 Wednesday at his…

In Memory of Sean Price: How Ruck Made An Intern Feel Like The Editor-In-Chief

“One of the best.” These were Sean Price’s exact words when my friend asked him how he would want to be remembered. Looking back at the 2007 interview, now, almost…

Editor’s Corner: VIBE’s Fetty Wap Cover Shoot Was Almost Ruined

It’s a typical Saturday afternoon in Miami Beach. The sky is a bit overcast with pockets of sun peeking through the clouds every few minutes or so. All around scantily…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pens An Essay For ‘TIME’ In Defense Of Rachel Dolezal

Amid all the controversy and backlash Rachel Dolezal has faced, due to her false identity as an African-American woman, some still support her actions. Former NBA player…

It Was All A Scam: Biggie’s ‘Life After Death’ Experience

A hip-hop fan’s introduction to the Notorious B.I.G.’s brilliance doesn’t always start with his seminal debut album, Ready To Die. I’m seven months away from turning…

Saul Williams On The Baltimore Riots: ‘We Had a Growing List of Young Martyrs’

Poet, activist, and musician Saul Williams, who recently wrote an essay in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, has penned an op-ed for SPIN about the Baltimore riots