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Watch Erykah Badu's Daughter, Puma, Perform a Stunning Cover of Rihanna's "Stay"

Watch Erykah Badu’s Daughter, Puma, Perform a Stunning Cover of Rihanna’s “Stay”

At just 12 years old, Erykah Badu‘s daughter is already showing signs of star power. A few years back Sara Bellum shared a heart-warming clip of herself singing Colbie Caillat’s “Try” with daughters, Puma and Mars. Tears were shed as the world was made keenly aware of the budding talents of the next generation of…

Chic Performs At The Roots Picnic NYC On Sunday, October 2, 2016 (Photo: Pip Cowley)
Nile Rodgers Announces First Chic Album in 25 Years Will Arrive in…
The Faces Of Roots Picnic 2016: Backstage Portraits By Shayan Asgharnia
Reader’s Choice: MVPs of 2016
Reader's Choice: Best Albums of 2016
Reader’s Choice: Best Albums of 2016

The world’s a weird and wild place at the close of 2016. A giant racist…

Drake Announces New Project "More Life" For December Release
Drake’s “More Life” Release Has Been Pushed Back To 2017

Drake planned to release one more project to close out 2016, but his fans will…

Reader's Poll: Vote For Your 2016 MVPs
Reader’s Poll: Vote For Your 2016 MVPs

By now you know we’re no longer in the business of giving you a definitive…

Reader's Poll: Vote On The Best Albums of 2016
Reader’s Poll: Vote On The Best Albums of 2016

Don’t look now but the clock is quickly running out on 2016. This, of course,…

The Energy At This Year's Camp Flog Gnaw Was Absolutely Insane
Watch Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Shake The Apollo With “Come…

Last night, FOX aired the first of Steve Harvey’s Showtime At The Apollo specials. Performers included Ashanti,…

J. Cole Sends Drake on "False Prophets"
J. Cole Sends Subliminal Shots At Kanye and Drake on “False Prophets”

Next Friday, December 9th, J. Cole will release his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only.…

Watch Chance The Rapper's Sanctified Performance At The 2017 Grammys
Watch Chance The Rapper + The Social Experiment Cover Drake’s “Feel No…

The Social Experiment and lead vocalist Chance The Rapper headed to BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to…

Rapsody Releases 'Crown' EP feat. Anderson .Paak, Raphael Saadiq and Ab-Soul
Rapsody Releases ‘Crown’ EP feat. Anderson .Paak, Raphael Saadiq and Ab-Soul

Over the summer, Rapsody inked a long overdue deal with Roc Nation just in time to hit…

The Secret History of A Tribe Called Quest’s Final Album

On Wednesday evening, New York City’s music community came together in the VW Dome at…

Anderson .Paak & Kaytranada Are Throwing a NYE Bash in San Francisco
Anderson .Paak & Kaytranada Are Throwing a NYE Bash in San Francisco

A photo posted by KAYTRANADA (@kaytranada) on Jul 23, 2016 at 7:50pm PDT 2016 has…

Premiere: Hi-Tek Remembers First Meeting J Dilla, Realizing They Were Kin w/ Mass Appeal
Premiere: Hi-Tek Remembers The 1st Time He Met J Dilla

The world has been learning just how capable J Dilla was as an MC (you…

Grammy Predictions: Will Kendrick Lamar & D'Angelo Win Big?!
Will Kendrick Lamar & D’Angelo Win Big At The Grammys!? Okayplayer’s Picks…

The 2016 Grammys are only days away, so it is right that we start hypothesizing…

4th of July playlist, Okayplayer's staff selections
4th Of July Playlist: Okayplayer Staff Picks Of Essential Independence Day Picnic…

Cue the fireworks, the 4th of July is here! And whether you view Independence Day…