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Bootsy Collins Keeps It Real On ‘World Wide Funk,’ Trump & Faith

VIBE speaks with the music legend about World Wide Funk, questioning the status quo and why funk will always rule the universe.

Music News

Clyde Stubblefield, “Funky Drummer” For James Brown, Dead At 73

He created one of music's most sampled drum breaks.


Throwback Jams: Sounds Of Protest

A #TBT playlist of protest anthems that demanded change


BJ The Chicago Kid Sings His Heart Out On ‘Real Love Never Dies’

BJ The Chicago Kid has a tendency to sing his heart. I'm not sure if it's reflex or it's something the…


Full Force’s Bowlegged Lou Speaks On Working With James Brown, New Star-Studded Album And Nicki Minaj

Looking back, James Brown's 1985 comeback single "Living In America" was an anomaly for one of popular music's most prolific and groundbreaking visionaries. The omnipresent…


Get On The Good Foot: Hip-Hop’s Top 10 James Brown Samples

During the James Brown sample craze of the late 80's and early '90s, the no nonsense force-of-nature enjoyed a cultural and commercial rebirth. "Mr. Brown…


Interview: Jill Scott Talks ‘Get On Up’ and Connection to James Brown

It’s not often that one gets the opportunity to meet one of the few people they admire and respect enough to call a…


Watch: James Brown’s Family Shares Memories At The ‘Get On Up’ Premiere

Last night (July 21), the Apollo Theatre paid tribute to one of its staple performers with the premiere of the James Brown biopic,…


‘Get On Up’: Chadwick Boseman Steps Into James Brown’s Shoes

Chadwick Boseman hit it out the park with 42. Can he carry James Browns' song and dance?STORY: Keith Murphy | PHOTOGRAPHY: Erik Ian…

Movies & TV

Transformers Blows Up The Box Office, Crooks & Castles Praise James Brown

It's going to be a long weekend, and what better way to spend it than at the movies checking out the summer's hottest…


Vixen Vent: Every Celebrity Does Not Deserve a Biopic

It seems like late celebrities having a biopic is becoming a trend and it needs to stop now.  Biopics were once something rare…

Movies & TV

Get On Up! The Trailer For James Brown’s Biopic Is Here

Chadwick Boseman is ready to hit another home run on the big screen. The 42 star returns in the James Brown biopic Get…


Must See: James Brown Biopic [Trailer]

The spirit of James Brown will be resurrected for his big screen biopic, Get on Up, hitting theaters this summer. The movie will give fans a comprehensive…


Set Visit: The Making Of The James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

Chadwick Boseman does not have a fear of cinematic heights. Following up his critically-acclaimed performance as the great Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42, this summer…