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T.I. Really Wants To Square Off With 50 Cent in Next ‘Verzuz’…

The two rappers could rep New York and Atlanta in an upcoming battle. T.I. recently announced he’s interested in squaring off with 50 Cent in a Verzuz battle.  Over on Instagram in a video on the New York rapper’s 50th birthday, T.I. shared, “For your birthday, I offer you a challenge sir.” He also added,…

Black Thought Streams of Thought, Vol. 3 Cover
Black Thought Announces ‘Streams of Thought, Vol. 3,’ Featuring Pusha-T, Killer Mike,…
Kanye Announces Bid for 2020 Presidential Election
Kanye Reportedly Hasn’t Actually Filed Any Paperwork For His Presidential Run
Freddie Gibbs Weighs Working with Madlib and Alchemist, Lists Favorite Living Rappers
Freddie Gibbs Weighs Working with Madlib and Alchemist, Lists Top 5 Living…

“Both of those guys are a blessing to the game.” By now, Freddie Gibbs‘ interview…

Westside Gunn and Conway at AC3 2018
Best Songs of The Week: feat. Knxwledge, Shay Lia, and More [Playlist]

Updated every Friday, The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the…

"My Ego Got The Best of Me": Noname Regrets Responding to J. Cole on "Song 33"
“My Ego Got The Best of Me”: Noname Regrets Responding to J.…

“I tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues…

Hear Knxwledge Flip Video Game Scores and Musiq Soulchild Sleepers on Two New Tapes
Hear Knxwledge Flip Video Game Scores and Musiq Soulchild Sleepers on Two…

The beat tape assault continues. Never one to let up, Knxwledge has added a pair…

Relive Alicia Keys and John Legend's Juneteenth 'Verzuz' Battle
Relive Alicia Keys and John Legend’s Juneteenth ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Watch last night’s Verzuz showdown in full. In case you missed the memo, Alicia Keys…

Beyoncé Closes Juneteenth with New Song "BLACK PARADE"
Beyoncé Celebrates Juneteenth with Surprise Release of New Song “BLACK PARADE”

The celebratory track arrived in the final hours of Juneteenth. Beyoncé lit the internet ablaze…

Watch Little Dragon's Soothing At-Home 'Tiny Desk' Performance
Watch Little Dragon’s Soothing At-Home ‘Tiny Desk’ Performance

The Swedish group offers a breath of calm in their Tiny Desk debut. Little Dragon…

John Legend Bigger Love Album Cover Art
John Legend’s New Album ‘Bigger Love’ Is What the World Needs Right…

John Legend releases Bigger Love, his seventh studio album at the height of unrest in…

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Noname, Anderson .Paak,…

Updated every Friday, The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in…

Cover art for Public Enemy Song State of the Union
Public Enemy Links with DJ Premier for New Single “State of the…

Public Enemy is back with a powerful new anti-Donald Trump song. Just what the world…

Teyana Taylor The Album Cover Art
Teyana Taylor Drops ‘The Album’ Featuring Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill & More

The release is also packed with features by Missy Elliott, Future and Big Sean. Out…

Noname performing
Noname Responds to J. Cole with Madlib produced Track “Song 33”

On “Song 33,” Noname responds to J. Cole’s “Snow on Tha Bluff” track. All it…

Man staring in the 3:01 film
Terrace Martin’s ‘Gray Area Live at the JammJam’ Soundtracks Immersive Short Film…

Terrace Martin and fellow musician Elmo Lovano executive produced this stirring new short film. “I’m…