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See The Side Of Compton That Makes Kendrick Lamar’s “Keisha’s Song” A Reality (Video)

Following the captivating first part of Noisey mini-documentary Bompton, viewers got an inside look at the city of Compton. Kendrick Lamar and 20-year best friend Lil L are among the hosts in a voyeuristic ride through the gang-controlled streets that have affected Rap music for the last 30 years. While... Read more

Pusha T Responds to Internet Trolls Clowning His Hair & Illuminati Membership (Video)

In the Vice series "The People Vs.," artists are asked to respond to comments left on their music, such as on YouTube threads. In the past, folks like Migos, NWA, and Action Bronson have taken part in the segment and each time there takes place a uniquely millennial interaction between... Read more

38 Hours of Hip-Hop Playlists Map Out Hip-Hop’s Early Phases. Was Anything Left Out? (Audio)

The web has made it possible for anyone with the interest, time, and energy to create individual worlds which can then be shared with the masses. Perhaps nowhere is this most evidently displayed than in the world of playlists, which dominate much of the streaming digital landscape of today. From... Read more

Israeli Hip-Hop Groups Have a Lot to Overcome, But the Music Keeps on Keeping On (Video)

For many, Israel is immediately associated with religious war and strife, not entirely incorrect but exceedingly short-sighted, as much of the country's ancient cultural history is overshadowed in the media by ongoing conflicts with Palestine and other tragic goings-on that have plagued the Holy Land for all of its short... Read more

A New Mini-Documentary Explores the History of N.W.A.’s ‘F the Police’ & its Influence in Compton (Video)

In the weeks since Straight Outta Compton hit theaters, the discussions about N.W.A.'s role in Hip-Hop history have become commonplace, and rightfully so. While arguments have been made that the film omitted much of their story, what has prevailed are the Compton, California group's contributions to politically driven, reality rap.... Read more

Remember the Classic Board Game Guess Who? Here’s a Wu-Tang Inspired Version

Childhood nostalgia for board games and the old-school have merged in a Noisey-developed rendition of Guess Who?, a guessing game that became popular in the United States in the early '80s. Called "Guess Wu?", their version uses te same concept behind the original, only the faces adorning the game board... Read more

Ice Cube: “There Would Be No Eminem Without N.W.A.”

For the first time in 25 years, all living members of N.W.A. will be performing live, together. As part of the BET Experience taking place this weekend, the seminal Rap group will take the stage to perform some of their classic material and whether or not Heads are in attendance,... Read more

The People Talk to Raekwon About Ice Cream on YouTube. The Chef Talks Back (Video)

It's been a long 20 years, but Raekwon's "Ice Cream" is still cold. The Wu-Tang Clan posse cut celebrating the ethnic diversity of female fans remains a popular draw on YouTube. Chef Rae joins Noisey to respond to some thirsty comments from the video site. Comments range from the deep,... Read more

Noisey Releases The Biggest Posse Cut Ever Featuring More Than 35 Rappers (Video)

In the quest to put together the ultimate posse cut, Noisey assembled 35+ rappers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York for a series of verses to be fused into one song. After seeding verses in pieces for the last few weeks, they have now released the full 42 minute... Read more

30 Of Your Favorite Rappers Are Getting Together On One Track (Video)

Just days after the Shady cXVpher rattled the Hip-Hop nation, traveling to five locations to film one grandiose, show-stopping cypher, a new trend in Hip-Hop may be on the rise. Noisey/VICE have announced Rap Monument. With a trailer released, this video plans to combine 30 artists in their element, for... Read more

Imagine Nas Recording The World Is Yours. It Would Look Like This (Video)

Vice has put together a cool concept called Most Valid Reason, in partnership with Sony, where they record artists doing a cappella versions of their songs. For Vol. 1 of the series, they turned to Nas for an extremely minimalist rendition of his classic, "The World is Yours." Nas is... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Keeps it Gangsta in His Responses to Fans About Thuggin’ (Video)

Freddie Gibbs is the latest to participate in Noisey's "The People vs..." series. Gangsta Gibbs read through actual comments from users about his "Thuggin'" video on YouTube. Gibbs was both funny and thoughtful in his responses. He also gives a very interesting take when asked how he justifies releasing records... Read more

The Final Installment Of A$AP Rocky’s SVDDXNLY Series (Video)

The previous four episodes of Noisey's SVDDXNLY Series gives the viewer an inside look into A$AP Rocky's introduction into Hip-Hop, the history behind the A$AP Mob, and his rise to stardom. In the final installment of the series, Rocky goes for a slice of pizza with his crew and chops... Read more

A$AP Rocky Is Surrounded By Hip-Hop & Fashion’s Elite In SVDDXNLY Part 4 (Video)

While following him during Rihanna's Diamonds Tour in 2013, Noisey and their SVDDXNLY series give another in depth look into the life of A$AP Rocky as he leaves his home in Los Angeles and follow him through the events in between his performance at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas. Amidst... Read more

A$AP Rocky Reveals His Production Skills & Stories About His Late Brother & Father In SVDDXNLY: Part Two (Video)

Noisey continues their documentary following around A$AP Rocky and his cohorts on their rise to Hip-Hop's forefront in part two of their SVDDXNLY series. In this webisode, we get an inside look into how Rocky first met his assistant Lou way before the A$AP Mob was discovered, as well as... Read more

Follow A$AP Rocky’s Rise To Stardom In SVDDXNLY Pt. 1 (Video)

A$AP Rocky's ascension to the spotlight has been anything but sudden. Influenced by his older brother, Rocky has been rapping since he was 8 years old and it wasn't until 2007 that Lord Flacko, A$AP Yams and the introductory members of the A$AP Mob collective linked up for the first... Read more

Preview A$AP Rocky’s Rise To Fame In Upcoming Documentary SVDDXNLY (Video)

It's clear now why A$AP Rocky and the rest of the Mob decided on their acronym, "Always Strive and Prosper," as the young Harlem based artistic collective have done nothing but that since their entrance into the limelight a few short years ago. Unbeknownst to Rocky at the time, a... Read more

Action Bronson Heads To London To Disprove The Notion That English Food Lacks Flavor (Video)

From the proclaimed "Land of dirty sex, and cheap Chinese food," Action Bronson's "Fuck, That's Delicious" NOISEY/VICE series heads to London, England. In a popular tourist destination not often associated with the savory foods of other European nations, Bam Bam Bronson shows Heads how to c'mon with the get-down and... Read more

Action Bronson Chases Caribbean Cuisine In Miami, Sandwiches In Philly (Video)

Action Bronson's F*ck, That's Delicious food series for Noisey gets a much-needed follow-up episode. Bam Bam raids the I-95 corridor for goodies, from Miami to Atlanta, with a bonus stop in Philly. With plenty of humor along the way from Bronson as well as his just-released right-hand-man Big Body Bes,... Read more

Killer Mike & El-P Give the Most Awesome Advice Ever to Hipsters. Check out What Else They Had to Say to YouTube Fans (Video)

Noisey had Killer Mike and El-P respond to the comments section under their 36 Inch Chain video and, not surprisingly, Run the Jewels' commentary was hilarious. Check out the video below. Related: Killer Mike & El-P’s Run The Jewels Team With Big Boi To Bring The Toys Out (Video)... Read more

Snoop Dogg & A$AP Rocky: Back & Forth Pt. 1 (Video)

No topic is off limits when you put Snoop Dogg and A$AP Rocky together for a conversation (particularly when the medicinal herb is involved). The 2 discuss the difference in groupies of old vs. new (male and female), the early stages of Snoop's career and more. Snoop also breaks down... Read more

Just Blaze X Roofeeo – Back and Forth (Interview)

It’s not very often we see artists take the role of the interviewer, so when Noisey launched their “Back & Forth” series, we got to witness a totally different type of interview take place. In their latest edition, Noisey put together DJ, producer and drummer Roofeeo and legendary Hip-Hop DJ,... Read more

Wu Wisdom – Back and Forth with Wu-Tang Clan – Part 1 (Video)

Inspectah Deck and Mathematics talk about the early days of Wu (imagine Inspectah Deck battling Ghostface in a breakdance competition...). You can hear about that story and more in the video. Related: Mathematics – Four Horsemen ft Inspectah Deck, Rakewon, Method Man & Ghostface Killah (Audio)... Read more

The People vs. Action Bronson (Video)

Here's a hilarious video from Noisey of Action Bronson responding to YouTube comments about him and his video for The Symbol. Check it out below. Related: Action Bronson – The Tim Westwood Freestyle (Video)... Read more

Snoop discusses his change from Dogg to Lion (Video)

There's been a lot of chatter lately about Snoop Dogg's evolution to Snoop Lion. Here's an in-depth piece where we hear about the change from the Boss Lion himself. He discusses the new album, the documentary, his name change, gun control and more. Check out the video below. Props: Noisey... Read more

Schoolboy Q & A$AP Rocky – Back and Forth interview (Video)

Schoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky have had some dope collabos and they are the latest to sit down and have a Back and Forth convo. They talk marriage, money, women and more, along with a healthy amount of jokes on Danny Brown. Straight comedy. Check out the video. Related: Schoolboy... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & EL-P – Back and Forth (Video)

What would Big K.R.I.T. and EL-P talk about if they had a conversation? Wonder no more. They are the latest to sit down and kick it as part of Noisey's Back and Forth series. Check out the video below. Related: Big K.R.I.T - What U Mean featuring Ludacris (Video)... Read more