Music

Watch Robert Glasper The Roots, Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff & More Perform on ‘Fallon’

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper teamed up with The Roots, Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff, BJ The Chicago Kid and Amir Sulaiman… Read More

January 18, 2022

Mixtape Monday: SPELLWRKS, East Hampton Polo Boys, 2033, your best friend jippy + More

Joints from SPELLWRKS, East Hampton Polo Boys, 2033, your best friend jippy and more this Mixtape Monday. SPELLWRKS starts this… Read More

January 17, 2022

BROCKHAMPTON Has Announced They Are Splitting Up, Coachella 2022 Will Be Their Final Show

BROCKHAMPTON announced that their February 7th show at O2 Academy Brixton and their performance at Coachella 2022 will be their… Read More

January 14, 2022

“I’m Happy To Have a Second Career:” Jim Jones on His Late Career Resurgence

We talked with Jim Jones about the making of We Set the Trend, bridging the gap between rap generations, current… Read More

January 14, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow, Robert Glasper, 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

January 14, 2022

9 Hip-Hop and R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of January 14th)

We're halfway through January and the hits keep coming. This week's best hip-hop and indie releases include FKA Twigs, Nick… Read More

January 14, 2022

How Tom And Jerry Inspired “C.R.E.A.M.” And Other Interesting Facts From Raekwon’s Memoir

Raekwon released his memoir, From Staircase to Stage, late November last year. It finds the Wu-Tang Clan member telling his life… Read More

January 14, 2022

Stream Cordae’s New Album ‘From Birds Eye View,’ Feat. Stevie Wonder, Eminem & More

On his sophomore album From a Birds Eye View, Cordae is in good company with features from H.E.R., Eminem, Gunna, Lil… Read More

January 14, 2022

Earl Sweatshirt Gets Contemplative on New Album ‘Sick!’

In just 24 minutes–and with only two features–Earl Sweatshirt ponders isolation and coming-of-age on Sick! Earl Sweatshirt has made a… Read More

January 14, 2022

Robert Glasper Unveils ‘Black Radio 3’ Release Date with Star-Studded Tracklist and New Single

Robert Glasper details the long-awaited third installment of his Black Radio series. Nearing a full year since it was initially… Read More

January 13, 2022

22 Albums Okayplayer Can’t Wait to Hear in 2022

This year, new albums from artists like Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Freddie Gibbs, and Normani are expected to drop. Here are… Read More

January 13, 2022

Ye (aka Kanye West) Will Headline Coachella 2022

In April, Kanye West will return to Indo, California as a Coachella headliner for the first time since 2011. After… Read More

January 13, 2022

Pete Rock’s Potential ‘Illmatic’ Lawsuit Is Latest In Producer Royalty Cases For Classic Rap Songs

Pete Rock's plan to sue over unpaid royalties for his contributions to the Nas classic "The World Is Yours," comes… Read More

January 12, 2022

Pete Rock Plans on Suing Nas Over ‘Illmatic’ Royalties

Legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock claims that he hasn't been paid royalties for his work on Nas' 1994 debut Illmatic.… Read More

January 12, 2022

J. Cole Will Headline Bonnaroo 2022

Bonnaroo 2022 has announced its full lineup. J. Cole, 21 Savage, and Roddy Ricch will headline the three-day festival in… Read More

January 11, 2022

Kanye West’s New “Heaven and Hell” Video is Actually Just a Gap Commercial

The visual for Kanye West DONDA track "Heaven and Hell" premiered last night on ESPN during the NCAA football championship… Read More

January 11, 2022