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Universal Music VP of Urban Catalog Andre Torres Talks Kicks, Culture and the 'Urban Legends' of Vinyl

Any self-respecting music fan understands the significance, importance and just straight up awe that comes with the words Universal Music Enterprises …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to Meal Prep for the Week in Less Than an Hour

<i>Nicole Loher is a triathlete, Adidas ambassador, and all-around fitness guru all while balancing a badass day job in the fashion industry (and</i> …

Healthy Eating

‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’ Was the Beginning of the End for 50 Cent’s Rap Career

50 Cent’s 2003 opus <i>Get Rich or Die Tryin’</i> is the album that made him a star. It sold millions upon millions of copies, and set Fif’ up for a career …

Rap & Hip-Hop

12 ways to improve your running technique

Want to run harder, faster and further without hitting the buffers? We asked legendary trail runner Ryan Sandes to hand out his top tips for taking …

Marathons

Master the Ridiculously Strict Pull-Up

Real Pull-Ups for Real Size and Strength<p>The (Really) Strict Pull-Up<p>We've all been guilty of cheating a pull-up. Some people kip, some do half reps, …

Workouts

Kanye Has Gone Full Kanye and You Never Go Full Kanye

I watched his interview with Charlamagne tha God. The whole thing. Though it was recorded just a few weeks ago, we’re in a world with a whole …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

A Science-Approved Plan for Sustainable Fat Loss<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The majority of diets don't work for long. Hunger pangs plague you, …

Nutrition

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

Workouts

Kangol: Over 80 Years Of Style, 30 Years Of Hip-Hop Influence

The iconic Kangol hat would be a part of hip-hop’s fashion Mt. Rushmore if such a thing existed, but long before breakbeats were ringing out over …

Rap & Hip-Hop

17 Nutrition Tips That Change Your Life

Easy Hacks for Health, Muscle, Fat Loss and More<p>1 – Use vinegar to get lean and build muscle.<p>Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before you go …

Nutrition

The Simple 7 Warm-Up

Get Fired Up, Loosened Up, and Ready to Lift<p>The purpose of a warm-up is to prepare your body for work, perform better, and reduce the risk of injury. …

Workouts

Fit over 40: midlife fitness and nutrition tips from Matt Roberts

At the age of 44, Matt Roberts is in the same shape as the day he turned 20: the same body fat, same weight, same size clothes.<p>If you’ve resigned yourself to the inevitability of midlife spread, you need look no further for fitness inspiration than his sculpted abdominals. The ­personal trainer who …

4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

The Posture Experts Are Wrong<p>Any time the subject of posture comes up, it creates the image of a bunch of wanna-be debutantes struggling to learn how …

Hold On TIght! 3 Grip Building Exercises

Having a strong grasp, a firm grip, an iron hand, is a game changer. You may have a sense of your grip strength from pull-ups or barbell exercises …

Nu Nairobi: Inside Nairobi’s music scene

<b>Step inside Nairobi’s vibrant world of music.</b> Our latest FACT documentary highlights Kenya’s vivid music scene and takes an in-depth look at the …

Africa

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

How to Improve Your Stride Turnover

Your stride turnover, or stride frequency, is how many steps you take during a minute of running. For most runners, stride turnover stays the same at …

Geek Culture Rapper Mega Ran Shows that “Nerds” Really Do Rule

As Americans continue to embrace comic book movies, Star Wars franchises, and video games, rapper <b>Mega Ran</b>, is redefining both hip hop and geek …

Star Wars

Kareem “Biggs” Burke has seen a lot, and he’s still here

A freewheeling conversation with the legendary Roc-A-Fella co-founder.<p>You may not know Kareem "Biggs" Burke's face, but you certainly know his …

Q-Tip Will Deepen Public Awareness Of Hip-Hop As The Leader Of The First Hip-Hop Culture Council

Q-Tip, a man once called the best hip-hop producer of all-time, has been named head of Kennedy Center’s Hip-Hop Culture Council. Best known for his time as producer and emcee in the pioneering group A Tribe Called Quest, Q will lead other luminaries and iconoclasts from hip-hop’s thirty-five …

Why Diddy And Justin Bieber Are Set To Cash In On Spotify's IPO

Earlier this week, Spotify filed for an initial public offering — technically, a direct listing — on the New York Stock Exchange. The streaming giant released a list of all shareholders with a stake of more than 5% in the streaming giant in the process. Among the more interesting names: Sony, which …

Music

Raphael Saadiq Talks to VSB About Being Nominated for an Oscar, His Musical Legacy and Exercising to Wu-Tang Clan

A lot of eyes in the black community will be on this Sunday’s <i>90th Academy Awards.</i> Thanks to films <i>Get Out</i> and <i>Mudbound,</i> several black folks are in the …

Swizz Beatz Discusses Cultural Capital And The Power Shift Between Brands And Creators

In an era of entrepreneurship, driven by cross-disciplinary creators building enterprises and designing the careers they want, cultural capital is becoming more valuable than a dollar. As a result, the exchange rate on influence is eclipsing the value of physical currency.<p>Thus, if you’re a creator …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Bette Smith channels classic soul on debut LP (watch a new video)

Soul singer <b>Bette Smith</b> grew up in pre-Giuliani Bed-Stuy and she sang in church as a young child, but her father taught her that pursuing a …

How Rap Became The Soundtrack To Polish Nationalism

There’s a world of rappers who make tracks about World War II, attack the EU, and endorse marches organized by white nationalists. They're big in Poland, where a new fight over the Holocaust shows how history has become a weapon.<p>KRAKOW, Poland — Tadek spent his teens scouring record stores for …

Europe

Quincy Jones: the kingmaker of pop

As a child, he ran with gangsters in the world's biggest ghetto; as a man, he recorded the most successful album ever. The super-mogul has laid down …

The ‘rude gal’ rappers leading hip hop’s bold new wave

The rude gal rapper is crass, hella confrontational, and fiercely liberated. She’s the antithesis to the sort of artist who moulds their lyrics on classic albums like <i>The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill</i> or Bahamadia’s <i>Kollage</i>. The two may be cut from the same cloth – same block, same apartment complex, …

Rhymes From the Backwoods: The Rise of Country Rap

"Hick-hop" is thriving despite little to no help from the mainstream music industry. Inside a scene full of big dreams and complicated politics<p>Just …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Train to Run Faster As You Age

If you’re like most of us, you may be over the hill before you even realize there was a hill to go over in the first place.<p>The book “Running Science: …

Marathons