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VIBE COVER STORY

Tupac Shakur: VIBE Looks Back at Rap Legend’s Cover Stories (Trailer)

“To me, Pac was always a consistent man,” says veteran VIBE journalist Kevin Powell. “He was always someone who kept it 100 all the time, always spoke his mind.” Powell…

Snoop Dogg VIBE Cover Story (Dec. ’96/Jan. ’97)

“Last Man Standing” After Dr. Dre’s departure and Tupac’s murder, the Death Row empire is in need of rebuilding. It’s time for the Doggfather to step up. —Ronin Ro

Dr. Dre VIBE Cover Story “Live From Death Row” (Feb ’96)

Live From Death Row (February 1996) “But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” —1 Corinthians 15:35 No one can just drop in…

Snoop Dogg VIBE Cover Story (Sept. 1993)

“Hot Dogg” His album is the most eagerly anticipated debut in hip hop history. Join Kevin Powell for a Snoop Dogg-day afternoon.—Kevin Powell (Sept. 1993) Inside the…

Dr. Dre VIBE Cover Story (Aug/Sept 2010)

After almost a decade of false starts, super-producer Dr. Dre is finally in the lab bringing Detox to life. 
But does the Good Doctor have the prescription hip-hop has…

VIBE Feb/March Cover Story: B.o.B

BOBBY RAY SIMMONS, AKA B.O.B, looks around the photo studio like someone trying to put a name to a face. He grabs a pen, glides his lanky frame over to a kitchen counter…

VIBE Feb/March Cover Story: B.o.B (Pg. 3)

 While Adventures of Bobby Ray is not as un-urban as when Andre 3000 decides to sing, it’s still a straightforward hip-pop record—the arrangements, the soft drums, the…

VIBE Feb/March Cover Story: B.o.B (Pg. 2)

The question of identity informs much of his music catalog, mainly the dichotomy of B.o.B—the battle-rapping upstart who snaps into beat mode even on throwaway remixes…

The Eminem Cover Story: Dying To Live

WITH HIS MIND RIGHT AND RHYMES TIGHT, HIP-HOP’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER RAPPER ISN’T READY FOR WAR ANYMORE. MARSHALL “EMINEM” MATHERS IS CLEAN AND SOBER AND PUTTING…