#ICYMI: All The Things You've Missed On OKP This Week [May 7 - May 13]

#ICYMI: All The Things You've Missed On OKP This Week [May 7 - May 13]


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 a new capsule release from dead prez, an exclusive chat down memory lane with Teddy Riley and 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.


dead prez Has Arrived With An Official Capsule Release

M-1 and stic.man partner up with us here at Okayplayer to release a dead prez-inspired capsule for the spring. Check it out + let’s get free during this information age.

Icon Teddy Riley Talks ‘New Jack,’ Pharrell + Studying The Times

Our music editor, Michael “Zo” Gonik, gets some FaceTime with the illustrious producer behind Michael Jackson, Guy + BlackstreetTeddy Riley nue our coverage of the wild, but necessary Los Angeles riots as our night editor, Dimas Sanfiorenzo, interviews T.J. Martin and Daniel Lindsay about L.A. ’92.

Chris Lighty’s Birthday Celebration Was Filled With More Life, Love + Legacy

Our favorite neighborhood managing editor, Kevito Clark, attended the tribute to the late Violator head honcho Chris Lighty. It was a celebration worth its weight in gold.

“Redbone” Producer Breaks Down Childish Gambino’s Standout Cut

Ludwig Göransson, the beat maker behind “Redbone,” breaks down the creation of the “Awaken, My Love!” standout joint.


Betsy DeVos Booed, Protested While Speaking At Florida HBCU

Bethune-Cookman, an HBCU in Florida, made sure to let the Secretary of Education know exactly what they feel about her and her “policies”.

Amandla Stenberg Puts Her Own Twist on Mac Demarco’s “Let My Baby Stay”

The acting wizard has her own take on the popular song, “Let My Baby Stay” by Mac Demarco.

Chance The Rapper Honors His Late Aunt’s Life By Spreading Awareness

Chance The Rapper lost his aunt to breast cancer and now he is making sure others are aware to get checked out.

Aminé Continues To Flourish With The Mockumentary “Being Aminé”

Portland, Oregon’s own Aminé continues to show how creatively genius he is on this new mockumentary with YouTube Vevo.


Moonchild Wants To “Show The Way” On A New Track

Follow Moonchild to the deepest depths of soul on his new song.

Hear Nick Murphy + Kaytranada’s Sinister Collaboration “Your Time”

If you need  that bump in your trunk then this is the song to listen to.

Calvin Harris Connects With Future + Khalid For New Song

Calvin Harris is bringing the funk with Frank OceanKhalid and Future. 

Illa J + Calvin Valentine Get Soulful On “Sam Cook”

Listen to this funkdafied groove from Anderson .Paak.


#BlackGirlMagic: Little Girl Calls Out Donald Trump + It’s Amazing

You must see this to believe.

Watch NxWorries “Get Bigger” In New Video

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge connect for this new video for their NxWorries project, “Get Bigger”. 

Queen Latifah’s Girls Trip Trailer Is Awesome

The hip-hop hall of famer, Queen Latifah, shines in this second trailer for her upcoming summer flick, Girls Trip.

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