How a Hit Rap Song Happens Now

In this, the year hip-hop won the music business, one its defining hits was released more or less by mistake. Back in February, Lil Uzi Vert, a charismatic, septum-pierced 23-year-old rapper out Philadelphia who’d become internet famous with a frenetic outpouring digital singles, EPs, and mixtapes, was on his first …

The 2017 VMAs Were Beyond Saving

The fact summer as a season won’t alter any time soon. So long as this planet orbits the sun, there will be a point in its orbit where it’s closest to the great star, and the period time marked by the quarter-orbit following that point will be summer: That much …

2017 MTV VMAs Winners (Full List)

MTV Video Music Awards 2017 took place last night at Forum in Inglewood, California. Kendrick Lamar went into the night with 8 nominations, winning Video the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction & Art Direction and Best Visual Effects for “HUMBLE” video.   Check out the full list winners below. VIDEO OF THE …

Here Are Your 2017 MTV Video Music Award Winners

After last year’s brief detour to Madison Square Garden, the VMAs returned to California, with Katy Perry as host. In addition to a lot jokes about space, and, yeah, a Fyre Festival joke (remember Fyre Festival?), Taylor Swift premiered her video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” Lorde performed …

Has Taylor Swift Been Watching Game of Thrones?

Despite it being only Tuesday, pop ultrastar and recent social-media recluse Taylor Swift has already blessed the masses by tweeting two short films centered on a snake, or snake-like entity, writhing in near total darkness while the visual feed glitches in and out clarity a few times. Monday’s video was …

Oh, Thank Heavens: Jessie Ware Is Finally Back

Praise be. Photo: Joseph Okpako/Redferns Longtime Vulture fave Jessie Ware has returned after over two years since her last album, with brand new music. And the timing couldn’t be better: It’s been a week — we could all use a reason to get swept up in something far away from …