Music

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Steve Lacy, Planet Asia, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

July 1, 2022

City Girls & Usher Heat Up the Summer With “Good Love”

City Girls team up with Usher for new single "Good Love," taking to roller skating rink Cascade in Atlanta for… Read More

July 1, 2022

10 Underrated Albums In 2022 You May Have Missed So Far

In case they missed your ears, here’s 10 underrated albums that dropped in 2022 that we think are worthy of… Read More

July 1, 2022

9 New Hip-Hop, Jazz & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of July 1)

EARTHGANG's Ghetto Gods receives a deluxe edition. Muni Long also shares Public Displays of Affection Too.  When EARTHGANG’s Ghetto Gods album… Read More

July 1, 2022

Cardi B, Ye and Lil Durk Get Fiery On “Hot Shit”

Four years after releasing her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B returns with new single "Hot Shit" featuring… Read More

July 1, 2022

Pre-Order Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ on Vinyl

Kendrick Lamar announced a 2xLP vinyl pressing of his new album on Thursday. Approaching two months since its release, Kendrick… Read More

June 30, 2022

Usher Serenades NPR On His First ‘Tiny Desk’ Concert

Performing a run of classics, Usher was joined by R&B vocalists Vedo and Eric Bellinger while performing his first NPR… Read More

June 30, 2022

Beyoncé Unveils ‘Renaissance’ Album Cover

On Thursday, Beyoncé unveiled the album cover for her forthcoming seventh album Renaissance, the first act to a possible album… Read More

June 30, 2022

House Musician Marshall Jefferson Sues Ye Over ‘Donda 2’ Sample

Chicago house and deep house musician Marshall Johnson is suing Ye for an unauthorized sampling of 1986 hit "Move Your… Read More

June 30, 2022

House Music’s Big Pop Moment is Long Overdue

The recent embrace of house music by pop's elite is putting the genre on its largest platform to date. Once… Read More

June 30, 2022

Denzel Curry & the Cold-Blooded Soul Band Perform Jazzy Album Cuts on NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

Denzel Curry performed popular songs from Melt My Eyez See Your Future and older albums alongside Cold-Blooded Soul Band for the latest… Read More

June 29, 2022

Babyface to Release ‘Girls Night Out’ Album Featuring Ella Mai, Kehlani & More

As his Capitol Records debut, Babyface will release new album Girls Night Out with features from Ella Mai, Kehlani, Ari Lennox… Read More

June 29, 2022

Elvis’ Complicated Relationship To Hip-Hop

Revisiting how Elvis became shorthand for square white taste by rappers in the '80s and '90s amid the release of the Elvis biopic.… Read More

June 27, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Middle Clash, Sango, obrigxdo.tabjones, Jesse Rack$on, Tab-One + More

Middle Clash, Sango, obrigxdo.tabjones, Jesse Rack$on, Tab-One and more this Mixtape Monday. Middle Clash is out front this week with… Read More

June 27, 2022

Watch The BET Awards Give Diddy His Flowers

Winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards 2022, Diddy graced the stage along with Ye, Mary J. Blige,… Read More

June 26, 2022

Watch All the Performances From the 2022 BET Awards

The 2022 BET Awards featured performances from Lizzo, Latto, Kirk Franklin, Chance the Rapper, and a special tribute from Diddy.… Read More

June 26, 2022