William E. Ketchum III is a writer, commentator and producer who covers music, pop culture, race, culture, mental health and social justice. He is currently deputy editor at VIBE.
The battle rap community remembers Philly's Tech 9 for his comedic, entertaining on-stage antics and for pushing the culture forward as a commentator.
In a rare, in-depth interview, Lupe Fiasco talks about his work with Zero Mass Water, his career, and why he believes socially conscious music actually works.
The Top Dawg Entertainment president shares how TDE maintains its authenticity, keeps all of its stars on the same page, and ascended from the underground to the top.
Marsha Ambrosius speaks about family, being a fly on the wall for mythical studio sessions, and finding peace after leaving Floetry,
In a candid conversation with VIBE, Joe Budden talks about leaving rap behind and spats with Diddy.
"I'm cautiously optimistic," says C-Murder's lawyer.
“The two biggest rappers in the world are on a DJ Paul production,” DJ Paul hints on the phone. Not only does he have a beat on what may be arguably the biggest album of the year, Drake’s Scorpion, but on one of the biggest songs of the year: “Talk Up,” featuring JAY-Z.
The entire rap world has been chomping at the bit for Drake to respond to Pusha-T’s scornful diss track, “The Story of Adidon,” but only one man was able to stop it from happening: J Prince.
Kanye’s art suggests is that the man is hurting, and his eighth studio album, Ye, proves that inner anguish isn’t always a fast track to outward genius.
How Does Pusha-T’s “The Story Of Adidon” Stack Up Against The Most Ruthless Diss Tracks Of All Time?
As shocking as Pusha’s below-the-belt barbs may seem, they’re not so rare in the history of hip-hop.
Jordan will go down as one of the most iconic athletes and pop culture figures of all time, but all things considered, LeBron is the GOAT.
In this past week’s battle with Pusha T, the 6 God appears to have been outsmarted for the first time.
Pusha T has been bodying verses for as long as anyone has heard him, but his latest release, the noticeably concise DAYTONA, has the younger Thornton brother sounding the most deliberate he’s been since Clipse’s 2006 LP Hell Hath No Fury.
With a biopic in the works, will Mike Tyson’s past sexual assault allegations resurface and land him the Bill Cosby treatment?
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have directly impacted the careers of men who have committed varying levels of sexual assault (Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey), or who have operated in a gray area (Aziz Ansari). But should Mike Tyson suffer the same fate?