Music

Best Songs of The Week: Bathe, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 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

September 17, 2021

20 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 17)

The week’s top albums feature selections from Tems, VanJess, Sevyn Streeter, Kara Marni, and more. We’re back again serving up… Read More

September 17, 2021

Lil Nas X Finally Gives Birth to His Debut Album ‘MONTERO’

After years of trolling, Lil Nas has released his debut album, MONTERO.  Lil Nas X is officially a father. The… Read More

September 17, 2021

Frank Ocean is Allegedly Shopping Around His New Album

Frank Ocean is allegedly getting ready to make his return to music. Last month was the five year anniversary of… Read More

September 16, 2021

Chuck D and Flavor Flav Can’t Agree on Who’s to Blame for The Delay of Public Enemy’s Reunion

Chuck D and Flavor Flav reignite their feud. After fooling us once with a breakup hoax pegged to the release… Read More

September 15, 2021

Todd Rundgren Confirms Collaborating with Kanye Kinda Sucks

The Rock & Roll hall-of-famer claims he worked with Kanye on DONDA for a year and still isn't sure if he's actually… Read More

September 15, 2021

Diddy Rebukes Jermaine Dupri ‘Verzuz’ Battle, Says He Only Wants Dr. Dre

Diddy told Jermaine Dupri that he would smash him in a Verzuz match-up using Mary J. Blige and the Notorious… Read More

September 15, 2021

The Best Moments From Ja Rule & Fat Joe’s Legendary ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Hip-hop won on Wednesday night during the latest Verzuz battle featuring Ja Rule and Fat Joe. Stars including Remy Ma,… Read More

September 15, 2021

Janet Jackson is Reuniting with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

The hit-making duo will contribute to a new Janet Jackson album in 2022. Janet Jackson is getting the band back… Read More

September 14, 2021

Drake Unseats Michael Jackson and The Beatles with New Billboard Record

For the first time since 1964, one artist has (almost) every song in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot… Read More

September 13, 2021

Freddie Gibbs Takes Aim at Kendrick Lamar and BET on “Vice Lord Poetry”

Kendrick Lamar's "top five" callout on Baby Keem's "family ties" gets a fiery response from Freddie Gibbs. Freddie Gibbs pulled… Read More

September 13, 2021

Hip-Hop Was Shut Out of the 2021 MTV VMAs, But Here Are The Best Music Moments

Despite hip-hop being almost nonexistent from the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, performers including Busta Rhymes, Doja Cat, and Normani… Read More

September 13, 2021

Mixtape Monday: E L U C I D x Von Pea, Dregs One, The Council of the Gods + More

New music from E L U C I D x Von Pea, Dregs One, The Council of the Gods and… Read More

September 13, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. BADBADNOTGOOD, Syd, and More [Playlist]

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

September 10, 2021

18 New Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 10)

The week’s top albums feature selections from Yebba, María Isabel, Jazz Cartier, Baby Keem, and more. This week was another… Read More

September 10, 2021

Fans are Trying to Decode Kendrick Lamar’s “Top of The Morning” on The New Baby Keem Album

Twitter can't seem to arrive at a consensus on the meaning of Kendrick Lamar's "Top of the morning" line on… Read More

September 10, 2021