Launched in 1999 by Questlove of The Roots, Okayplayer is the original progressive urban music site and maintains its position as the premier digital destination for music connoisseurs worldwide. Okayplayer delivers a full spectrum of groundbreaking music that serves as a gateway to multi-faceted cultures and communities. Well-established as the gold standard in music media, Okayplayer utilizes its influential voice to define and create the cutting edge in sound, arts, sports and more.
Okayplayer was first created and launched by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Angela ‘”Stress” Nissel in 1998 out of their respective bedrooms in West Philadelphia. The website’s official anniversary is February 23, 1999, the same day The Roots released their fourth studio album Things Fall Apart.
Okayafrica quite simply represents Africa’s New Wave; with more than half the population in many African nations under 25, the bright continent is currently undergoing an explosion of vibrant new music, fashion, art and political expression. Okayafrica is the multi-faceted hub capturing the spirit of this unprecedented boom in youth culture, focusing on emerging and progressive artists, blending traditional aesthetics with a futurist lifestyle.
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LargeUp is an exclusive journey into authentic Caribbean lifestyle. Brooklyn based selector/promoter, DJ Gravy and NYC/Kingston based photographer/artist, Martei Korley, lead the Large Up team capturing the unique sounds, styles, flavors, destinations, and activities that define Island culture in the Caribbean and abroad.
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Okayplayer.com is a trusted niche brand with a long history and loyal following. Our worldwide audience is constantly growing and comes to Okayplayer in hopes of discovering something new and exciting. We offer various options for advertising from banner ads on our website to interstitial ads on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Please contact us for more information on the opportunities we have available to you!
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