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Run It Back: The 60 Best Songs Of 2016

2016 has been one helluva of a year for music. Those that continue to say “hip-hop and R&B are dead” do not work at VIBE — and are dead to us. Yes, it’s true: it takes…

A Look Back at Jay-Z’s Career Highlights Up Through ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

Ever wonder how Jay-Z became a rap legend? VIBE takes a look at some of Jigga man’s career highlights up through the release of his recent 12th studio album, Magna Carta…

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Z-Trip Talk Hip-Hop and Dance Music Crossover

“It was only a certain matter of time before electronic music and hip-hop came together, because, really, they share so much of the same properties,” says Z-Trip of the…

WATCH: Casey Veggies Performs ‘Life Changes’

Do you eat your veggies? If you are not getting a sufficient supply of peas and carrots, we got you covered. When LA native and Odd Future buddy Casey Veggies dropped…

Lil Durk on New Projects: “I Wanna Be The Talk of The Year”

Hailing from Chicago’s GBE Squad that born Chief Keef and Lil Reese, Lil Durk is one of Def Jam’s newest signees. Having self-released three mixtapes independently under…

VIBE TV: George Clinton, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis & More Talk Trap With the Urban Legend

VIBE goes into the throes of SXSW 2013 with the Urban Legend to explore the emerging trap scene in DJ culture. Some are calling trap the new dubstep. Around since the…

The Notorious B.I.G.: 12 Music Acts and Producers Biggie Would Record With Today

Christopher Wallace was taken away from us on March 9, 1997. But rather than present a mournful recollection of his musical impact, the following is a celebration of…

Papoose Drops ‘Nacirema Dream’ Tracklist + Liner Notes

A decade in the making, Papoose will drop his debut, The Nacirema Dream, on March 26. It features contributions from Mobb Deep, Erykah Badu, DJ Premier, and his…

V Exclusive! Tyga Explains ‘Hotel California’ Delay; Talks Chris Brown & YMCMB Albums

Tyga is hip-hop’s new jack of all trades. He’s got film roles in the bag (both an in-the-works drama and porn,) his dope Last Kings fashion line unveiled this week at…