Tag: hip-hop

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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.

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The Secret Double Life of Mister Cee, Hip-Hop's Most Beloved DJ

A profile of the Hot 97 DJ a few months after “he told the truth about who he is, even if it’s not entirely clear—even to Mister Cee himself, even now, to this day—what exactly that truth is.”

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Chris Brown: 'It Was the Biggest Wake-Up Call'

“The first point he makes several times is that his new album will appeal to everyone; the second is that he is a changed man who’s grown up and calmed down. All I can say with certainty is that Brown is a stranger to the concepts of modesty and consistency.”

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Where Hip-hop Lives

The turf wars at New York City’s hip hop station, Hot 97.

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The Last Days Of Jam Master Jay

On the murder of Jam Master Jay.