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Stay Melo: Carmelo Anthony Explores Rio And Its Favelas (Video)

Yeah, Melo could have just stayed on the celeb tourist path laid out by the Olympics host committee when he went there to hoop for the USA. But nah man. He had to take the VICE crew out and about and bring back this; another dope ep of #StayMelo

Carmelo Anthony won some hardware when he visited Rio for the Olympics, but he still wanted more out of the trip. In this episode of Stay Melo, we spend a day exploring some of the best views in Brazil and the favelas of Rio.
– VICE Sports

WATCH: PREVIOUS EPISODES OF ‘STAY MELO’

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The World’s First Male Sex Doll (Video)

Ooookay. VICE’s Karley Sciortino is taking girls “playing with dolls” to a whole other level! Getting mighty cozy with the concept in this documentary episode exploring the making of male sex dolls for women.

Because, you know, gender equality.

(Hahaa! Karley, though. Got an undeniable sexy about her, right? Just saying, she probably does not need to go the doll route. Surely there is a real ‘plaything’ out here that will gladly play with her… Errr… Just watch.)

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The Boyfriend Experience: In Japan, A Woman Can Even Rent A Man That Will Come Sit & Cry With Her (Video)

So the ‘Boyfriends For Hire’ business is still strong in Japan. We hipped y’all to it over three years ago on here. This is a next step. Sure, you can rent a boyfriend in Japan, but what about the elements expected of a longer-term bond? What if Japanese women could experience feelings usually borne of deeper bonds… without the being bound to a partner part? And do it a la carte? Would that be worth something?

Yeah, about $65 per hour. Yep, at least that’s what a ‘Handsome Weeping Boy’ will cost in Japan.

Watch.

(Full disclosure: VICE finds some cute correspondents. Like this Karley Sciortino. Them legs, too. Just saying.)

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South Asian Emcee Anik Khan Touring In & Around Astoria (Video)

Daily VICE gives us an up close look at Anik Khan from Bangladesh (the country, not the producer) as the emcee takes a look and see around his Astoria neighborhood in Queens, New York. Anik came from overseas at age four, and now he is ready to wreck and rep for South Asia like none he has ever known.

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Jhenè Aiko Speaks On Love, Loss, Diversity And Family (Video)

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Artists should be open in some way that gets fans open about them; but some don’t open up a lot. Others go full Yeezy with the openness. Ha!

But Jhenè Aiko is sharing in this documentary at a level that falls comfortably within that range; even when talking about the ‘uncomfortable’ aspects of her life and career. Watch this engaging, albeit short, documentary feature on Jhenè.

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Prodigy Shares And Shows How He Cooks BBQ Salmon (Video)

Verrrry interesting. A recipe demo for the Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook that Prodigy is pushing. While marketing execs might call this Merch 101, don’t you still want to try this fish? Plus: Knowledge dropped about his sickle cell disease, and how he adapted his diet while locked up (talked about that situation, too) to help him stay healthy.

First things first: You always wash your hands first!

COMMISSARY KITCHEN: MY INFAMOUS PRISON COOKBOOK (AMAZON)

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Like – “Vice” (Video)

That dude Like from Pac Div… He’s back with a full-length LP on the way (“Songs Made While High,”, due out September 30, 2016). And lookit: Here’s the first visual, for “Vice,” off the forthcoming project.

The concept for the video is going into detail about people’s vices – whether it’s sex, drugs or alcohol. We focused on dark yet neon colors captivating the illuminating mystique of night; where temptation of addiction is most busy.
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LIKE – SONGS MADE WHILE HIGH (PRE-ORDER)

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Cuba’s Skate Culture (Trailer)

When you look at the parallels between cultures, you learn more about yours as well as theirs. Cuba’s burgeoning skate culture came about as the poor people there becoming practioners, doing their thing in the park, with other people there loving and nurturing something of their own right where it is happening, and the outside world recognizing its beauty and coming to partake. Sounds like Hip-Hop’s beginnings, right? Cuba skate culture is evolving in a way we recognize. Salute! They did not ‘invent’ skating per se, but this is their own flavor. Get a taste of Cuba’s skate scene with the trailer above from VICE SPORTS.

Cuba’s skate scene has no funding, very few resources and not much to speak of in terms of a skate park. But despite those obstacles scene is growing, thanks in part to organizations like Cuba Skate and the kids that want to see it furthered. We travelled with Ishod Wair, Lucien Clarke, Andrew Reynolds and special guest photographer Arto Saari to see the best skate spots that the country has to offer and take note of a vibrant underground skate scene on the verge of change.

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Dennis Rodman Tells How He Broke His ‘Carrot’ Three Times During Sex (Video)

Bahahahahahahaha!!!! The graphics and the game horn though! You will forever think differently of ‘The Worm’ after watching this. Think breaking his… um… carrot… THREE TIMES would stop Dennis Rodman’s sex game. Nah. In his words, he is “good to go.”

Dennis Rodman tells us how he’s broken his d!ck 3 times.
– VICELAND

Okay, VICELAND, we know you always get the full story. But yooooo, this one is over the top.

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Who is Anonymous? (Documentary)

Anonymous. It’s a brand, a meme, and a movement. But who is Anonymous? Where did it/they come from? VICELAND is going in to get the scoop.

The notorious hacktivist collective Anonymous has targeted everyone from PayPal to the FBI. But a string of arrests have crippled the group. So who is Anonymous now?

Hint: The story isn’t all as “Mr. Robot” (you know, the USA Network series) as you might think. At least not at first.

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How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse (Video)

Think AMC’s The Walking Dead is a joke, man?! It’s actually fiction; not a whole lot of funny. Many might say prospect of a zombie apocalypse is scary. And some of them would say… the threat of it is REAL… at least real enough to go to a training camp to learn the basic survival skills of living with all kinds of undead walking around.

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New Jersey Drive: Black Market With Michael K. Williams (Documentary)

Back in the day, it used to be stealing cars on the slick, and joyriding. Nowadays, it’s carjacking. Sh!t’s dangerous and desperate. Ride with VICELAND and Michael K. Williams as we get into the hows and whys. It’s deep.

In Newark NJ, unemployment and lack of hope turns a tradition of joyriding stolen cars into an international criminal operation.

Wow, even connecting with Treach (of Naughty By Nature). The full story will be told!

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DJ Premier, Kareem Biggs And Beef Jones Talk Roc-A-Fella History, Jay Z And “Reasonable Doubt” (Video)

Beef Jones hosts a sitdown with DJ Premier & Roc-A-Fella’s Kareem “Biggs” Burke. They discuss Jay Z’s classic “Reasonable Doubt” album. The video starts with a lot of prelim (some setup is going on); as this is a live online discussion forum while. The meat of the discussion is set out around the 11-minute mark. Check it out.

Interesting insights on Preem’s production process and some early history at The Roc (like who was the label’s first signee).

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Is There A Link Between Former Toronto Mayor And The Dixon City Bloods? (Documentary)

As usual, VICE asks the toughest questions: Does the gang involved in the Rob Ford crack scandal actually exist? There is a neighborhood called Dixon. Truth. In 2013, police raided the area; alleging that a street gang called the “Dixon City Bloods” was responsible for crack and gun operations across southern Ontario. Facts. Several alleged gang members appeared in a photo with the former Toronto mayor, and the group released video that ignited his notorious crack scandal. And here we are…

But where are we for real? Can the gun violence, gang activity, street players’ moves, and media and police reports actually tie together in a substantial way; one that signifies a true criminal organization?

VICE investigates.

READ: DIXON CITY BLOODS (VICE)

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Edward Snowden On How To Make Your Phone ‘Go Black’ (Video)

If the NSA wants to pop my box, they’re totally gonna do it.
Edward Snowden

Now THAT… if anything sounds like an occasion to immediately say, “PAUSE!” But for real, pause, for just a bit over a minute, and watch this clip. Have you seen the whole Edward Snowden piece by VICE on HBO? You should. It’s on here. But this clip though – advice from a guy that used to work for a super-spy agency, now trying to stay beyond the reach of that Agency… Maaaan, dig in!

VICE ON HBO: STATE OF SURVEILLANCE (THE EDWARD SNOWDEN PIECE)

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State of Surveillance (Documentary)

Damn. Privacy is an illusion. That’s not the future; that’s NOW. If anyone would know, it’s former NSA’er, current whistleblower in exile, Edward Snowden. And if anyone can get at the core of the story, it’s VICE.

When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That debate came to a head this year, when Apple refused an FBI court order to access the iPhone of alleged San Bernardino Terrorist Syed Farook. Meanwhile, journalists and activists are under increasing attack from foreign agents. To find out the government’s real capabilities, and whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, VICE founder Shane Smith heads to Moscow to meet the man who started the conversation, Edward Snowden.

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‘Ride Along’ And Interview With JR Smith, After He Takes A Call From Lebron James (Video)

Appropos post, especially now that King Bron and The Cavs sacked up to make the series 3-2. Check out this vid with JR Smith on VICE Ride Along.

With tattoos up to his neck, a stint in China under his belt, experience playing with two of the very best, and a possible championship on the way, there are many reasons why JR Smith is probably the most high profile bench player in the NBA. In this RIDE ALONG, he talks about them all.

(And no jib-jabber about Draymond Green being out last night please).

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Radical Life of The First Lady of New York (Video)

Wowwwww! So THAT’S how Broadly is gonna start this episode on The First Lady of New York? Click play and you’ll see. Don’t misuse this 10 minutes of your day…watch this clip! Starts with shocking (for some) commentary, but gets into some frank and earnest discussion with Chirlane McCray over a variety of societal issues.

Broadly sits down with Chirlane McCray in Gracie Mansion to talk media scrutiny, sexual fluidity, breaking down the stigma around mental illness, and having radical politics in one of the nation’s oldest houses of political power.

When you hear ‘First Lady’ you think Michelle Obama, of course. But McCray has some real things to say. This clip may well make you add her to your short list.

(Sexual fluidity. Okay, gotta add that to the vocab.)

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Driving While Black in New Jersey (Documentary)

A new report from Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research has found that in the majority-white municipality of Bloomfield, New Jersey, nearly 80 percent of traffic tickets are issued to African American and Latino drivers.

The report also found that most tickets were issued to non-resident minority drivers passing through town, suggesting a “de facto border patrol” policing policy is in effect.

The Bloomfield Police Department — which has begun collecting data on the race of drivers in traffic stops as of January 2016 — rejects the report’s findings.

VICE News reports on Seton Hall’s methodology and on the experience of minority drivers in Bloomfield.

Please note that in this video, Lakisha Finkelstein’s name was misspelled as Latisha Finkelstein.

READ: UNCOVERING RACIAL PROFILING IN BLOOMFIELD, NJ (SETON HALL)

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Illegal Street Drifting in Saudi Arabia (Documentary)

Illegal drifting on public streets has achieved cult status in Saudi Arabia by now. At the same time, car accidents are one of the main causes of death there, especially among young people. The problem is so massive that the Saudi government is implementing extra hard punishments for drifting on public streets. But there are alternatives. Professional drivers have started academies, and in doing so are trying to make drifting a professional sport.

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