John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Writer, Editor, Copywriter

Writer: VIBE | Complex | Genius | Essence | Billboard | Ebony | DJ Mag | XXL

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VIBE Winter 2014 Cover Story: Drake

Toronto's top dog delivered 2013's best LP by improving his complicated balancing act of romantic lover boy and boastful MC with a conscience. Drake sits down to dissect his masterful album 'Nothing Was the Same'

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VIBE Summer 2014 Cover Story: Ed Sheeran


UK import Ed Sheeran has made ripples on both sides of the pond by tugging at heartstrings and guitar chords. But beneath the folk hero lies a hip-hop soul

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Review: Trey Songz Shows Remorse For His Savagery On 'Tremaine'

“I’m a savage, but I’m just trying some different shit lately.”

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VIBE Summer 2013 Cover: J. Cole And Nas

Nas and J. Cole are no big brother and heir apparent duo. They’re two masterful wordsmiths forever stuck on the realness. Dressed in American classic brands, the super MCs connect on the power of the pen

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Review: 'Rather You Than Me' Is Rick Ross At His Most Soulful

The stellar 'Rather You Than Me' is a sharp indication that Ross is still not quite finished writing his way into history.

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VIBE Spring 2013 Cover: Miguel And Kendrick Lamar

With two respective classics, MIguel and Kendrick Lamar are proudly waving the torch for new-age hip-hop and R&B. But can they claim the throne?

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Rick Ross and MMG's VIBE Cover Story (Aug/Sept '12)

Rick Ross is the center of the MMG universe. Rapper by rapper, singer by singer, the CEO is rounding out a roster that will define his legacy in hip-hop. And if any of his squad surpasses him? Well, that's the big idea.

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VIBE Presents The Ultimate 'Furious 7′ Takeover

Feature interviews with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese and Ludacris.

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Review: 15 Thoughts On J. Cole's Excellent '2014 Forest Hills Drive'

Just like that, J. Cole has released the best album of 2014*. Check out the breakdown of Cole's third LP

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Profile: Meek Mill

From Philly’s slums to Rick Ross’ budding empire, Meek Mill’s success story could’ve had several tragic alternate endings. John Kennedy traverses the savage path of hip-hop’s next big thing.

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What Millennials Should Know About... Nas' 'It Was Written'

VIBE spotlights music's most essential timepieces for Gen Y. You gon' learn today

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'Confessions' Turns 10: Ranking The Songs On Usher's Classic Album

Usher's 'Confessions' album is undoubtedly classic, but how do the songs stack up against each other? You might be surprised at our choice for #1...

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Exclusive: Wu-Tang Clan Has Recorded A Remix To Drake's 'Wu ...

The Clan has recorded verses to 40’s instrumental in Europe earlier this summer, original Wu member U-God tells VIBE exclusively.

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This Is What An Iggy Azalea Album About Australia Would Sound Like

VIBE imagines a tracklist for an authentic, Australia-dedicated album by Iggy Azalea.