[video] NOISEY Chicago (Trailer)

Two years ago, Noisey went to Chicago to make a documentary series called Chiraq. It focused on drill artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Reese and Young Chop and was controversial in its portrayal of the city. Now, we have Noisey Chicago, shot last year in the South Side of city where we revisit some of the characters from Noisey Chiraq to find out what’s happened to them since we last met. We also explore the problems and solutions that the artists and residents of Chicago are dealing with, in a city where the murder rate is out of control and its victims are getting younger and younger every year. Features Chief Keef, Vic Mensa, Common, Lil Durk and Young Chop.

 

[video] NOISEY Bompton: Growing up with Kendrick Lamar (Part 1)

Compton, California, is one of hip-hop’s most celebrated locales, the birthplace of acts like N.W.A. and, more recently, Kendrick Lamar. It’s also home to a complicated gang culture. Noisey Bompton centers around Kendrick Lamar and the friends he grew up with on the West Side of Compton, many of whom feature on the cover of his album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’ n the first of six segments, we sit down with Kendrick to talk about his acclaimed albums, pay a visit to his high school, Centennial, and get to know his childhood friend Lil L.

Noisey Bompton is a new documentary made by the people who brought you Noisey Atlanta and Noisey Chiraq. It’s the first episode in an eight part series, NOISEY, on VICE’s upcoming TV network VICELAND. Each episode focuses on a different city, its major stars, and the stories and issues that influence its music scene.

Migos Arrested for Gun Possession in Georgia, are Vice Media and Lyor Cohen to Blame? [Updated]

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Update #2: Two members of Migos have been released on bond.

Update : According to NBC affiliate WSAV News 3 reports that Migos members Quavious Marshall, Kirschnick Ball, Kiari Cephus were all denied bail following their arrest over the weekend. source:

I, along with millions of others watched Noisey/Vice Media do a bunch of documentaries on Atlanta’s trap music scene (with a nerdy white guy as host and at one point even smoking a PCP laced blunt) that they seem so enamored with in the Vices offices in Williamsburg.

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 11.56.50 AMIn particular in the Meet the Migos episode, was the proliferation of illegal drugs and firearms on display with no context as to whether these firearms were legal for these young black males to possess. We only can gather that these weapons are for protection of the Migos clan from ‘fuck ni*ggas’. I have no idea what the open carry gun laws are in Georgia, but I am gonna jump out the window and say the artillery these guys were carrying at this local suburban trap houses were illegal.

News has just broken that the Migos were arrested for drug and felony firearm possession by authorities. Now what role does Vice Media actually play in this situation? The fact they are so willing to put these young black males on camera with potentially illegal firearms shows me that clicks, views, and ad dollars are more important than the actual lives of these young men who by massive popularity and fame are forced to carry automatic weapons where ever they go.

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