Tag: hip-hop

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Make It Reign

Spins from the DJs at Atlanta’s seminal Magic City strip club can turn nobodies into hip-hop stars.

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The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

His health failing and his business in tatters, the head of Death Row Records faces murder charges that could put him away for life.


Previously: Does a Sugar Bear Bite? (Lynn Hirschberg • New York Times Magazine • Jan 1996)
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Blow Hard

Scott Storch, a producer who earned six figures for beats he made in less than an hour, was worth an estimated $70 million. Then he blew it all in a bizarre cocaine binge.

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Hot Shmurda

He went from a viral pop hit to an arrest for conspiracy to murder charges in just under six months. Was Bobby Shmurda “too real” for his label?

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Drake in Real Life

A week at Coachella with the rapper and some mushrooms.

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How Young Thug Got Trapped By A $15,000 Advance From A Major Label

360 degree deals and the music industry’s new hostages.

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Shady XLII: Eminem in 2014

The rapper who never grew up.

Previously: "The Zen of Eminem," Zadie Smith's 2005 profile for Vibe.

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Cheeky Genius

A profile of Nicki Minaj.

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Kanye West: A Brand-New Ye

“Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.”

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Man About Town

A profile of rapper Bun B, “the unofficial mayor of Houston.”

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Wu-Tang, Atomically

How the group’s 10 members live today.