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Pimp C’s Son Reportedly Stranded In Home Amid Hurricane Harvey Floods

Hurricane Harvey continues to claim the lives and the possessions of Houston residents. And as the number of deaths steadily rises, Houston rapper Doughbeezy alerted…

Trap God: 6 Rappers & Producers Who Were Instrumental In The Rise Of Trap Music

Many fans can remember a time when the South was counted out and discarded as “not real hip-hop.” For the past 20 years, however, one would be hard pressed to find a…

20 Years Later: Why 1996 Was Such A Crucial Year In Houston’s Hip-Hop History

The sound of Houston rap, a permeable gumbo of synthesized G-Funk bathed and washed in soul samples, organs and bass-heavy drums was just coming into its own in the mid…

Throwback Jams: Summertime Feels

Celebrate #TBT every week with a themed playlist from VIBE’s speakers to your ears It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy (word to Ella Fitzgerald). As cookouts and…

Class Is In Session: Bun B Talks His ‘Hip-Hop And Religion’ Course On Hot. 97

Bun B, excuse us, Professor Bun B stopped by Ebro In The Morning Thursday (Feb. 19) to talk about his “Hip-Hop and Religion” course. Teaching the popular course at Rice…

Pimp C’s Mother Wesley ‘Mama Wes’ Monroe Passes Away At 66

Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe, the mother of the late rapper Pimp C, passed away in his hometown Port Arthur, Texas, allegedly due to serious illness Monday morning (August…

Juicy J To Produce Pimp C’s Third Posthumous Album

Aside from prepping his first studio album on a major label, Juicy J announced via Twitter yesterday (Aug. 11) that he will be producing an upcoming Pimp C album. The…

I’m A Business, Man! Jay-Z’s 10 Smartest Business Decisions

The Decision: Creating Roc-A-Fella Records The Year: 1996 The Bottom Line: What do you do when no one wants to take a chance on your debut album? You create your own…