Top Dawg Entertainment‘s reign in the music world was not an overnight process but clearly, they own the market share of the game’s top talent on the Hip-Hop side with a rising stake in the R&B world today. TDE president Dave Free recently broke down how the label has thrived using time-tested methods of success, […]

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VIBE’s recent trip to Brooklyn, New York included frolicking its famed Botanic Garden alongside up-and-comer Nitty Scott, MC.


SpinMedia, the massive blog network that owns VIBE, Spin and other properties, is undergoing a restructuring of its business model after running low on venture capitalist funds and facing heavy debt. SpinMedia LLC will known be known as SpinMedia Group and has brought in a veteran executive to oversee the new operation.

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Now that marijuana legalization is a reality in states such as Colorado and Washington, there’s a momentum across the nation to make use of the green leaf legal. On the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards this past Sunday, several stars weighed in on the weed debate with some surprising answers from some.


Earlier this week, VIBE unveiled an interview with producer Noah “40” Shebib, the man responsible for much of Drake’s sound. During the discussion, the Toronto native revealed a few artist he’d like to collaborate with — Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and N.O.R.E.

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Dame Dash is most known as a founder of former Hip-Hop mainstay, Roc-A-Fella Records. Never fearful of taking great risks, the mogul has seen the successes and pitfalls of entrepreneurship, which he discusses in VIBE‘s “My Philosophy” web series.

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There’s been a lot of hearsay surrounding whether Future was given the boot from Drake’s “Would You Like A Tour?.” And while that part of the story is still unclear, the Honest rapper formally announced that he will be appearing on the tour as originally planned.


The rise of West Coast record label Top Dawg Entertainment is no doubt attributed to the success of its breakout artist, Kendrick Lamar. TDE’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith has been a mysterious figure, but the shroud gets lifted in a recent interview where the executive talks signing K-Dot, Jay Rock‘s Warner Bros. deal and […]

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VIBE magazine unveiled the Robin Thicke and Janelle Monáe covered 20th anniversary issue yesterday, but that was only the first of a trio to come. Today, we get a look at the second cover featuring Nas and J. Cole.

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Back in 2008, Kanye West was reportedly developing a comedy for HBO (or vice versa) styled after Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. A pilot/demo of the show is online featuring Yeezy and actress Alison Quinn. Although it has its comedic moments, it’s not too hard to see why the show was never picked up. 

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No matter how accomplished Pusha T and No Malice are as soloists, fans will always keep asking about the Clipse. VIBE caught up with the Brothers Thornton for a pair of thorough interviews, both separately and together (actually, that makes for three interviews).

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Big K.R.I.T. comes through with a new cut called “What You Know About It.” The track is actually the result of a contest involving VIBE and McDonald’s.