Music

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs Release “Deluxe Edition” of ‘Pinata’ with Unreleased Outtakes and Instrumentals

The towering 83-song expansion of the duo's classic 2014 album features five discs of unreleased demos, outtakes, instrumentals, and remixes.… Read More

February 28, 2021

Are Ghostface Killah and Raekwon The Next ‘Verzuz’ Matchup?

Verzuz might be returning to Shaolin. While recapping and recovering from last night's Verzuz event, the livestream platform's founders may have… Read More

February 28, 2021

Watch D’Angelo Debut a New Song with Keyon Harrold on ‘Verzuz’

The soul icon opened last night's Verzuz event with the premiere of an untitled new song. D'Angelo brought friends, feels, and a… Read More

February 28, 2021

Vic Mensa Announces New Project with Stirring ‘Late Show’ Performance

The Chicago rapper and activist brings his latest single to The Late Show with a gripping performance. Vic Mensa brought… Read More

February 26, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Noname, Freddie Gibbs, and More [Playlist]

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

February 26, 2021

23 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of Feb. 26)

This week's crop of new albums features newcomers, veterans, and everything in between. It's way too much work to keep… Read More

February 26, 2021

Freddie Gibbs Shares A Timely Cover Of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Winter In America”

Freddie Gibbs' cover of Gil Scott-Heron is a part of a collaborative EP between ESPN's The Undefeated and Hollywood Records.… Read More

February 26, 2021

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak Announce Collaborative Album as Silk Sonic

The project's first single is set to drop next Friday, March 5th. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are joining forces… Read More

February 26, 2021

Noname Releases Politically-Charged Single “Rainforest”

Noname's new track "Rainforest" arrives after she spoke out about why she didn't appear on the soundtrack for Judas and… Read More

February 26, 2021

Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar Trade Bars on ‘Good Kid Twisted Fantasy’ Mashup Mixtape

DJ Toasty Digital combines the best of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. On Thursday, DJ Toasty Digital dropped a mash-up… Read More

February 25, 2021

Roberta Flack Shares Afrofunk-Fueled Live Cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” from 1971

The soul icon caps Black History Month with the first-ever digital release of a 1971 live recalibration. Over the course… Read More

February 25, 2021

A Pair of Early Daft Punk Classics are Getting Reissued on Vinyl

The French duo's debut album and heroic 1997 live performance are getting the reissue treatment. Just days after announcing their… Read More

February 25, 2021

‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Is Getting Revived — But Not On MTV

Yo! MTV Raps originally aired on MTV from 1988–95. Yo! MTV Raps is getting revived but it won't be making its… Read More

February 25, 2021

Chloe x Halle Reveal Stunning “Ungodly Hour” Music Video

Chloe x Halle have officially released the visual for their single "Ungodly Hour." Chloe x Halle have given us another… Read More

February 25, 2021

11 Montreal Rappers You Should Be Checking For

With so much talent around the city, Montreal will soon have its moment. Here are 11 English-speaking Montreal rappers who… Read More

February 24, 2021

The Alchemist Announces New Album ‘Haram’ With Armand Hammer

The Alchemist and Armand Hammer collab album includes features from Earl Sweatshirt, Quelle Chris and more. The Alchemist has announced… Read More

February 24, 2021