Interviews

Cakes Da Killa Calls The Shots on “Luv Me Nots” [PREMIERE]

The rapper released his latest single and talks professional and personal growth. From the outside, it seems Cakes Da Killa has been out-of-office from the music game. In actuality, the rapper has been stacking up life experiences to inform his new music. Known for electrifying dance tracks full of cunty lyrics, and authoritative attitude, Cakes’…

Mikey Alfred Is Bringing His Dreams To Life Through Illegal Civilization [Interview]
Mikey Alfred Is Bringing His Dreams To Life Through Illegal Civilization [Interview]
Macy Gray on Technology, the Power of Trap Music, and Lasting Forever
Janelle Monáe Is Redefining What It Means to Be a Genius [INTERVIEW]

Janelle Monáe is a new kind of genius.  I’m tryna find my peace. I was…

Black Music Month Flashback: Lalah Hathaway, Questlove, Robert Glasper & More On the Impact of PBS’s ‘Soul!’
Lalah Hathaway, Questlove, Robert Glasper & More On the Impact of PBS’s…

As we look at the last few days of #BlackMusicMonth, Ericka Blount speaks with some…

In The Eyes of BJ the Chicago Kid, He and Ro James…

To my left, a brown-skinned woman with bobbed box braids lost her mind and sight…

Watch Kamaiyah Flyer-Than-Most "How You Want It" Music Video
Kamaiyah Offers Self-Care Tips, Shares Future Plans & More [Interview]

The Bay Area badass Kamaiyah chopped it up with Okayplayer to talk about her dedication…

How ‘Luke Cage’ Is Cheo Hodari Coker’s Love Song To Hip-Hop
How ‘Luke Cage’ Is Cheo Hodari Coker’s Love Song To Hip-Hop [Interview]

With Luke Cage moments away from being on Netflix, Jazmine Joyner spoke with Cheo Hodari…

Jeff Goldblum and Justice Smith Talks Stunts, Singing & ‘Jurassic World’ Thrills [Interview]
Jeff Goldblum and Justice Smith Talk Stunts, Singing & ‘Jurassic World’ Thrills…

The dinosaurs roar loose on June 22, so we eked out some time with Jeff…

Smokin’ Grooves 2018: Maségo Speaks On Zodiac Signs, Diddy & More [Interview]
Smokin’ Grooves 2018: Maségo Speaks On Zodiac Signs, Diddy & More [Interview]

Paul Pennington didn’t know what to expect with Maségo, but he soon found out that…

Dana Murray’s Negro Manifesto: On Injustice, Calling Out Uncle Toms & Hope [Interview]
Dana Murray’s Negro Manifesto: On Injustice, Calling Out Uncle Toms & Hope…

As you’ll see with the premiere of this electric drummer’s “Suite Kaepernick” video, Dana Murray…

OSHUN Is Ready to Find Peace at Home [Interview]

After a bittersweet European tour in support of their latest album Bittersweet Vol. 1, hip-hop…

Digable Planets’ Ishmael Butler Talks About Being ‘Unsung,’ His Impact & More [Interview]
Digable Planets’ Ishmael Butler Talks About Being ‘Unsung,’ His Impact & More…

Ishmael Butler, better known as Butterfly from Digable Planets, is getting the Unsung treatment tonight,…

Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle Discusses Masculinity In Movement, ‘This Is America’ & Taking Up Space [Interview]
Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle Discusses Masculinity In Movement, ‘This Is America’ &…

Robert Battle, the Creative Director at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, breaks down “This Is…

Life After Polka Dots: Rapper-Producer Kwame Talks About His Music, Mentors & Today’s Hip-Hop [Interview]
Life After Polka Dots: Rapper-Producer Kwame Talks About His Music, Mentors &…

Writer Samantha Hunter takes a trip down memory lane with Kwame Holland as we talk about…

Special Ed Speaks On Producing For B.I.G. & ‘Pac, His Career &…

Edward Archer, better known as Special Ed, spoke with Ericka Blount about his Unsung episode, his rise…