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Producer J. Reid Talks Creating Nicki Minaj’s ‘Barbie Tingz,’ ‘Chun Li’ And Overnight Success

Nicki Minaj came back in full force last week with the release of her newest tracks “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun Li.” Barbz everywhere were getting their life, and music

Chi-Town’s Joey Purp Talks ‘iiiDrops’ Mixtape & Bringing Awareness To Music

Rapper Joey Purp needs to be on your radar. The 23-year-old musician is currently reveling in the accolades from his 2016 mixtape, iiiDrops, which utilizes the listeners…

Meet QUIÑ: The Intergalactic Singer Reinventing R&B For Herself

When QUIÑ enters the VIBE headquarters a little after the scheduled interview time, the petite bombshell with a blonde pixie cut is only flanked by a team of two. She…

ScHoolboy Q On Gangbanging Alternatives To Achieve Your Come-Up: “Play To Your Strengths”

TDE’s ScHoolboy Q released his fourth studio album, Blank Face back in July and, honestly, it’s one of the most intense, sooty and auspicious projects of 2016. On Blank F…

NEXT: Meet Duckwrth, The Kid Bringing The Funk Back To Hip-Hop

The feeling you get when you hear that one song that instantly rises to the top of your most played list can be summed up to one, simple facial expression. It’s the…

Tia Mowry On Raising A Black Son In Today’s Times: “I Have A Hard Time Sleeping”

Tia Mowry doesn’t mince her words when she speaks. Yes, the child-star-turned-grown-woman cracks jokes, laughs heartily and flashes a row of pearly whites often in…

Meet Kamaiyah: The Oakland Rookie Taking The Game By Storm

Kamaiyah knew she was heading for something great. But even after the stellar reception to her mixtape, Good Night in the Ghetto, who knew it would reach these heights…

Epic Records’ Bernard Flowers Won’t Let “This Feeling” Go To Waste

“I’d be in the hood, I’d be trying to make it doing something probably illegal with my homeboys or something like that, so I’m at a point where I gotta follow my heart,&#8221…

Jay Ellis Admits To Being A “Lovable Loser” In Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’

When the Internet learned our favorite awkward black girl Issa Rae was taking her talents and awkwardness to the small screen, weird girls the world over rejoiced (and…