VIBE magazine has recently released its 11th Anniversary Juice Issue, which is highlighted by a jailhouse interview with incarcerated lyricist Shyne. The annual issue is a celebration devoted to “the hottest people, places and trends.”
For the first time, AllHipHop.com was given an illustrious nod in the media category of VIBE’s Juice issue along with Smack DVD, talk show host Tavis Smiley, Ego Trip, and comic strip Housebroken.
Of AllHipHop.com, VIBE said, “The self-proclaimed ‘world’s most dangerous website” zaps quick and juicy alerts to your email or two-pager, breaking news about rap-related crime, label lay-offs, and album releases with alarming speed. It’s the true CNN of the streets.”
Aside from the recognition to AHH, the Issue examines a year’s worth of fashion, politics, places, sports, technology, arts, film& television and music.
A number of Hop-Hop and R&B acts were bestowed with honors including Lil Jon, G-Unit, Kanye West, Ludacris, Lil Flip, Beyonce and others.
The Juice issue, which is twice the size of a normal VIBE magazine, also features stories on Terror Squad, Jamie Fox, a list of 51 must-have albums and an exhaustive listing of the “juiciest” aspects of urban culture.
One particularly humorous feature in the issue is a piece where boxing champions Bernard Hopkins and James “Lights Out” Tony rate how various rappers would fare in the ring.
Of Kanye West, Tony says, “My white ni**a, I’ll knock him out too…Keep dissin’ ya mama.”
About Jay-Z, Hopkins says, “You think he’s got big lips now? If Bernard Hopkins get him, his lips gonna look like a swarm of bees attacked him. The pair also berate 50 Cent, Kanye West and Lil’ Kim.
VIBE’s Juice Issue is in stores and available throughout the nation.