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Every Track On Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Is Certified Platinum

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), all 14 tracks found on Kendrick Lamar’s fourth LP DAMN. have been certified platinum. This means that…

Schoolboy Q Reveals He’s Recorded “Like 50 Songs” For Next Album

It looks like Schoolboy Q’s Snapchat has been the place to be recently. After giving fans a glimpse of TDE’s hilariously strict studio rules via the mobile app, the Blank…

Prince To Release ‘Purple Rain’ Expanded Edition With Unreleased Songs

NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records will release a multi-disc reissue of Prince’s Grammy- and Oscar-winning 1984 album Purple Rain on June 23. The set will feature a…

25 Times Rap Songs Have Referenced The Grammy Awards

This past Sunday (Feb 12), the 59th annual Grammy Awards took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles. For Hip Hop, the ceremony has always been a hit or miss situation…

Nineteen85 Shares Stories Behind Some Of Drake’s Hit Songs

Drake once rapped, “Came up/That’s all me/Stay true/That’s all me/No help that’s all me/All me for real” on “All Me” with his rap brothers 2 Chainz and Big Sean. Well…

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…

Rap To The Rescue: 6 Songs To Help Get Us Through America’s Nightmare

Like many of you, the VIBE staff is having a tough time processing the results of the 2016 presidential election. One of the few things that consistently brings us…

Rest In Peace: The Best of Chinx’s ‘Cocaine Riot’ Mixtapes

At just 31-years-old Chinx was taken from us in the physical form. But as his Coke Boy family continues to uplift his legacy and career, hip-hop fans know that his music

Ear Drummers: The 15 Best Beats That Owned 2014

2015 is nearly upon us and that means there’s another 12 months of endless rap songs you’re more than likely to forget after 24 hours on the horizon. Okay, maybe that’s…