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Busta Rhymes Says J Dilla Gave Him Over 300 Beats Before He…

“I’ve always tried to represent and uphold the legacy of the late, great J Dilla, through all of my albums,” Busta Rhymes said in a new interview. Busta Rhymes revealed in a new interview that he has over 300 J Dilla beats that the late producer gave to the rapper prior to his passing. While…

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Roc Marciano Shares a Lush and Grainy Video for “Downtown 81”

The New York rapper drops the first visual from his new album Mt. Marci. In…

Vic Mensa Held a Sleep Out to Raise Money for Chicago’s Homeless…

The Chicago rapper helped raise more than $13,000. Vic Mensa brought some needed attention to…

Wu-Tang Clan Light Up J Dilla Beats on a Rugged and Raw…

Shaolin and Detroit connect on a potent new blend. A new mash-up project from DJayTiger…

Nas Reflects on His Impact on New Track “Fallen Stars Flying”

Nas drops a new single for the Between The World and Me soundtrack. On November 21, HBO…

Yung Baby Tate Drops “Rainbow Cadillac” Video & Announces New Project

The new single is the latest release from the Atlanta artist’s partnership with Issa Rae’s…

Long-Delayed Posthumous Phife Dawg Album Set to Arrive Next Year

The album was originally announced in 2016 with the release of the J Dilla-produced single…

Erykah Badu’s ‘Mama’s Gun’ Is Better Than ‘Baduizm’

Ahead of the 20-year anniversary of Mama’s Gun, a retrospective look on why Erykah Badu’s…

BBC Set to Air New Fela Kuti Documentary ‘Fela Kuti: Father of…

The documentary features recently unearthed archival footage, as well as interviews with family, friends, collaborators,…

Tayla Parx’s ‘Coping Mechanisms’ Is A Guide on How to Handle Heartbreak…

This dumpster fire year was what Tayla Parx needed to record her excellent sophomore album,…

Who Really Won Jeezy & Gucci Mane’s ‘Verzuz’ Match?

Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s Verzuz was an absolute slugfest. The match featured the two foes…

17 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now…

There’s new hip-hop and R&B albums from Megan Thee Stallion, Jeezy, French Montana, SAINt JHN,…

Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Good News’ Is What We Thought It Would Be

The 17-track release gives Megan an opportunity to clear the air on highly publicized moments…

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Jazmine Sullivan, GoldLink, and More

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