Music

Mixtape Monday: Thelonious Martin x Jacob Rochester, Jansport J, NFTI, Brotha Newz x Rummy + More

Thelonious Martin, Jansport J, NFTI, Brotha Newz x Rummy and more drop new music this Mixtape Monday. Thelonious Martin and… Read More

June 21, 2021

Yasiin Bey Couldn’t Care Less About How Badly You Want a New Black Star Album

"You think you want the album more than us? Knock it off." It's been years since Yasiin Bey and Talib… Read More

June 20, 2021

Azealia Banks Brutally Blasts Candace Owens for Juneteenth Comments

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Banks went after Owens for implying the celebration of Juneteenth is anti-American. Another week, another… Read More

June 19, 2021

JAY-Z is Suing Dame Dash for Attempting to Steal and Sell ‘Reasonable Doubt’ as an NFT

A lawsuit filed by JAY-Z claims his former business partner was set to auction the copyright to the classic debut… Read More

June 19, 2021

The Making of ‘Gap Band III’, The Album That Turned The Gap Band Into Stars

In an effort to celebrate the greatness of the legendary Tulsa, Oklahoma, group The Gap Band, we take a look… Read More

June 19, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Vince Staples, Tyler The Creator, 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

June 18, 2021

20 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of June 18)

This week's batch of new albums includes bonus tracks from the Migos, a hip-hop supergroup, and many more. Every week… Read More

June 18, 2021

Isaiah Rashad Keeps The Heat Streak Alive with New Single “Headshots (4r Da Locals)”

Isaiah Rashad unleashes another glimpse at his upcoming album, The House is Burning. With a sophomore album presumably arriving any… Read More

June 18, 2021

H.E.R. Returns To Form On Debut Album ‘Back of My Mind’

H.E.R. unveils Back of My Mind her debut album equipped with features from Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, Lil Baby,… Read More

June 18, 2021

Singer Marzz Is Creating Modern R&B Inspired by Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill

In an exclusive interview, R&B singer-songwriter shares her the inspirations behind her debut EP, Love Letterz, who she grew up… Read More

June 17, 2021

Diana Ross Releases Single “Thank You,” Announces First New Album in 15 Years

This fall, Diana Ross will release her first album since 2007's I Love You. On Thursday, the legendary Diana Ross announced… Read More

June 17, 2021

Tyler The Creator Officially Announces New Album ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’

A new album from Tyler, The Creator is set to arrive next week. It seems the billboards, hotlines, and new… Read More

June 17, 2021

The Best Moments From Eve & Trina’s Legendary Female Hip-Hop ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Eve and Trina served up an enjoyable Verzuz, the battle centered the past era of female hip-hop, but it also… Read More

June 17, 2021

The New SAULT Album Will Self-Destruct in 99 Days

SAULT announces a new album with a short shelf life. After dropping not one, but two, of 2020's most acclaimed… Read More

June 17, 2021

Watch The Exhilarating Official Trailer for Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Documentary

Summer of Soul is set to simultaneously premiere in theaters and via Hulu on July 2nd. Weeks out from finally hitting… Read More

June 16, 2021

TikTok’s Hip-Hop Sample Videos Are Teaching Gen Z The Basics Of Sampling

DJs and music enthusiasts alike have used TikTok to make brief, fun and informational explainers on hip-hop samples, showing how… Read More

June 15, 2021