#ICYMI: All The Things You've Missed On OKP This Week [Apr. 2 - Apr. 8]
Had a busy week? Of course you did, you’re an American, being put to work for longer hours than you can stand is the American way. Doesn’t mean you should miss out on all the other million cool things that go on in and around the world. With that in mind, we figured we’d keep you up to speed with a weekend recap titled In Case You Missed It (ICYMI for the folks in the back). This weekend’s installment is a compendium of content that features One Player’s Opinion on Kendrick Lamar, Prince‘s strange relationship with Weird Al Yankovic, plus new music from Joey Bada$$, Mack Wilds, Gorillaz and more. We have a host of other items that you should check out as well.
Don’t get left behind, guys. Catch up with the news you missed out on and don’t forget to follow us @Okayplayer.
Photographer T. Eric Monroe made a living chronicling legends as one of his most epic shots featured young crooners D’Angelo + Lauryn Hill while they were on the rise.
Dr. Joseph Powers shares his recollections on Chance The Rapper as a student leader and what the response to his 10 Day mixtape was like on campus.
Kung-Fu Kenny might not have delivered on his April 7th promise, but his new album is available for pre-order on iTunes with an April 14th release date.
A petition started floating around suggesting that underground New York City rapper C-Rayz Walz should play Yasuke in the upcoming film about the first black samurai.
Gorillaz‘s “Let Me Out,” Nick Hakim‘s “Green Twins” and Joey Bada$$‘s new work plus 19 more songs you must hear make up the week’s best cuts.
Featuring guest appearances from Wale, Tink and Cam Wallace, AfterHours is just the beginning of a not-so-quiet takeover from Mack Wilds.
Hear a buoyant new cut from Chicago’s Ric Wilson, with a foreword from Public Enemy‘s legendary Chuck D.
Before Future‘s “Mask Off” hit the airwaves, J Dilla, Guru, The Beastie Boys and others had already championed the flute.
With Smino‘s exceptional debut album blkswn out now, the St. Louis upstart searches for love while on the road in his new video.
John Legend and Aziz Ansari‘s parents guest star in the official trailer for season 2 of Master of None.
Noname‘s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ performance will make your heart smile.
Nasir Jones‘ franchise rapper, Dave East, taps another hip-hop legend for his latest visual, “The Real Is Back,” which features Beanie Sigel.