#ICYMI: All The Things You've Missed On OKP This Week [Apr. 9 - Apr. 15]

#ICYMI: All The Things You've Missed On OKP This Week [Apr. 9 - Apr. 15]


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 new work from Kung-Fu Kenny, Kendrick Lamar, a tour of Adrian Younge‘s “Artform Studio,” brand, spanking new tunes from Little Dragon and Frank Ocean plus 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.


Here’s Our First-Take Review Of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Album

He told the game to get its sheet together, and now, Kendrick Lamar has unleashed a new project on the world. We broke down our initial thoughts on DAMN. for our First-Take Listen series.

The Death Note Conflict: When The Marginalized Put The Marginalized Out Of Business

Our own wild child staff writer, Elijah Watson, returns with another op-ed. This time he wonders aloud about how the casting choices for the upcoming live-adaptation of manga / anime Death Note affects other performers of color.

Jam Out With This Week’s First Look Friday Subject: George “Spank” McCurdy

As we love to do about this time, our weekly series, First Look Friday returns for another installment. We speak to a world-renowned drummer, friend to the famous and an excellent person—George “Spank” McCurdy about stepping out into the spotlight.

Dave Chappelle Salutes His Departed Friend, Charlie Murphy, Alongside John Mayer

Dave Chappelle shares his recollections on the recently departed comedian Charlie Murphy while on stage performing with guitarist John Mayer.


Dear White People, Watch This Dear White People Trailer + Keep An Open Mind

Director Justin Simien might not have delivered a box office smash with his movie, but the television adaptation of Dear White People will surely make hella noise.

A CNN Analyst Calls Trump the “MLK of Healthcare”

CNN talking head Jeffrey Lord needs Jesus in the worst way.

The Roots To Partner With Amazon To Create Two, New Children’s Series

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter are working with Amazon to bring some funky new shows to the streaming service.

Jamiroquai’s Toby Smith Passed Away From Cancer Illness

A quiet legend in the music industry, Toby Smith, a founding member of Jamiroquai passed away and we have learned the cause of his death.


The Round-Up: Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon + Frank Ocean Fuel This Week’s Best Songs

Gorillaz‘s From Kendrick Lamar‘s new album, DAMN., to freak work from Little Dragon — these are the songs you must hear that make up the week’s best cuts.

Stream This Week’s Episode Of Mixtape Monday

Featuring appearances from Marcus WeibelThe Audiofiles and Chase The Nomad — episode #15 of Mixtape Monday is just the beginning of a not-so-quiet attack on your eardrums.

Hear Solange Knowles Turn A Nina Simone Classic Into A Weed-Centric Song

With 4/20 on the way, Solange Knowles partners up with Moses Sumney to turn Nina Simone‘s classic song into a weed-inspired new cut.

Listen To Talib Kweli + Style P’s Collaborative New Album, The Seven

Before you were probably a twinkle in your parent’s eyes, Talib Kweli and Style P were giving hip-hop fans this work. Now, a new project, The Seven, cements these two lyrical titans as champions of the culture.


The Gold Setting Serves Vintage Swagger With “My Love” Music Video

With The Gold Setting‘s exceptional debut album Volume and Tone out now, front woman Liza Colby searches for love in this new, vintage-styled video.

Watch A Police Officer Stomp In A Black Man’s Head For Jaywalking

Same shit, different assault. What can we say this stuff doesn’t seem to want to end.

John Boyega Enters A “City Of War” In New Detroit Trailer

Riot SZN begins with this Kathryn Bigalow-directed film.

NxWorries Salutes Paid In Full in New “Scared Money” Video

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge return with another crispy video, saluting the hood classic film, Paid In Full, for the song, “Scared Money”.

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