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50 Greatest Albums Since ’93: The Genius Of ‘Brown Sugar’

In this outtake from VIBE's Great Debate video series, DJ Premier and our own Bonsu Thompson break down the genius of D'Angelo's debut,…


Strokes Of Genius: R. Kelly’s 11 Solo Albums Ranked

Throughout R. Kelly’s 20 plus year career, the Grammy-winning artist—the greatest musical genius of the past two decades—has delivered the most impressive R&B run of…


Common Speaks On Recording His Classic LP ‘Be’, Weighs In On The ‘Finding Forever’ Debate

Common's sixth solo LP Be was instantly anointed a masterpiece when it dropped in 2005. Powered by Kanye West and J Dilla's soulful instrumentals, the…


Great Debates (Episode 2): ‘Life After Death’ Vs. ‘Illmatic’

The showdown continues. In episode two of VIBETV's Great Debate series, VIBE's editorial consultant Bonsu Thompson and Preemo debate over iconic albums Illmatic,…


Great Debates (Episode 1): The 50 Greatest Albums Since ’93

VIBE has spoken. Our list of The 50 Greatest Albums Since ’93 is officially set in stone. But that doesn’t mean the dust…


The 5 Best Moments On Usher’s ‘Confessions’

There’s a sermon-esque moment on "Truth Hurts," where Usher yells: "I gotta testify!" It sums up the story of Confessions nicely. For men, this emotionally…