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Reason Drops A New Single, “The Soul Part 2”

Reason addresses rumors about his label status on the track. Top Dawg Entertainment MC Reason dropped a new track, “The Soul Pt. 2,” on Monday. The track, produced by Kal Banx, Lonestarmuzik, and BREGMA is a follow-up to his initial TDE release from 2018. On the track, Reason addresses rumors that he’s signed to Dreamville,…

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Stream Steve Arrington’s First Album in 10 Years, ft. Knxwledge, Mndsgn, and…

The funk icon’s first album in over a decade pairs him with a stalwart roster…

The Making of The Ohio Players’ 1975 Masterpiece ‘Honey’

We spoke with The Ohio Players’ drummer James “Diamond” Williams who explained to us, in…

Watch Jamila Woods Reveal All in the NSFW “SULA (Hardcover)” Video

Jamila Woods releases a video for her Toni Morrison tribute. Chicago singer Jamila Woods has…

Saba Just Dropped Two New Songs, “Mrs. Whoever” and “Something in the…

The new Saba features contributions from Denzel Curry. It’s been two years since Saba released…

Alicia Keys Drops Self-Titled Album Featuring Miguel, Tierra Whack, and More

The album is Alicia Keys first project in nearly four years. Friday’s crop of new…

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Action Bronson, Kamaiyah, and More [Playlist]

The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of…

Watch GQ Shoot His Shot in the 9th Wonder-Produced “Might as Well”…

GQ has also released his latest EP, A Midsummer’s Nightmare, which was produced entirely by…

How Artists Are Reacting to Kanye West’s Tweets About the Music Industry

Kanye West has been tweeting about his deal with Universal, and multiple artists have started…

Rico Nasty Drops the Glamorously Deranged Video for “Own It”

A new Rico Nasty project, Nightmare Vacation, is coming soon. On Thursday, Maryland MC Rico Nasty…

André 3000 Rapping Over Tyler, the Creator Beats is a Perfect Union

DJ Critical Hype has released a new blend tape called ANDRE. The tape features André…

An Outkast Gangsta Grillz Mixtape Almost Happened

The tape was supposed to happen before Outkast released Idlewild. In a recent interview DJ Drama…

Can Hip-Hop Shows Survive When 90 Percent of Independent Music Venues Face…

Both rap veterans and contemporary up-and-comers rely on independent music venues to sustain themselves, but…

Janelle Monáe Drops Protest-Inspired “Emotion Picture” For New Single “Turntables”

The new Janelle Monáe single will appear on Amazon’s Stacy Abrams documentary. Later this month,…