Photo Credit Paul Ramirez When The Illmore started, it was a modest getaway for the festival's big performers. Situated off… Read More

March 19, 2016

D’Angelo & The Vanguard Funk It Up Down Under w/ Aussie Dates Through 03/24

Photo Credit Ashleigh Reddy for OKP D'Angelo & The Vanguard are back on the road in 2016, this time spreading… Read More

March 19, 2016

Read A Book: Omar Musa – ‘Here Come The Dogs’ [Review + NYC Book Launch Tonight!]

  Omar Musa and The Fire Down Under You may perhaps find it unusual to come across a literary novel suffused… Read More

March 15, 2016

Santigold Brings SXSW To NYC w/ Live Set For Samsung 837

Photo Credit Getty/Samsung Santigold follows the recent release of her acclaimed 99 Cents LP with a SXSW-themed performance at Samsung… Read More

March 12, 2016

Big Freedia Reschedules Hattiesburg Show + 1st Annual International Twerk Day

Just weeks after the controversial cancellation of a highly publicized show in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, bounce queen Big Freedia has rescheduled… Read More

March 5, 2016

Anderson .Paak To Play SXSW 2016

West coast native and breakout star Anderson .Paak is one of several artists headlining a diverse lineup for NPR Music's… Read More

March 5, 2016

Soundset 2016 Announced f/ The Roots, Common, A$AP Rocky, Future, Danny Brown & More

Rhymesayers Entertainment & Rose Presents just announced the 9th Annual Soundest Festival lineup. It goes down Memorial Day Weekend, May… Read More

March 2, 2016

Pass The Popcorn: Ava DuVernay Set To Direct Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Adaptation

Well, she may not have landed the oh-so-coveted gig as director of Marvel's Black Panther film, but Ava DuVernay's just… Read More

February 23, 2016

Party With Black Thought, 9th Wonder, Rapsody, & More For #LetsMoveItJersey TONIGHT!!!

Black Thought joins forces with hip-hop's elite for the GrassROOTS Community Foundation's 6th annual Let's Move It: Jersey hip-hop party… Read More

February 20, 2016

Nelly, John Legend, Jeremih + More Rock Night 1 Of Roots Jam Session 2016 In L.A.

Kehlani, John Legend, Nelly + More Bless The Stage at The Roots Jam Session, Night One Valentine's Day is upon… Read More

February 12, 2016

Toronto: Okayafrica Presents ‘Africa In The 6’ During NBA All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star weekend is just days away at this point. The festivities will be taking place in Toronto this year,… Read More

February 10, 2016

NaS x Maxwell Announce Valentine’s Day Show At Barclays Center + New LP Details

Can you believe that it's already been almost seven years since Maxwell dropped BLACKsummers'night? Yeah, neither can we. But it's definitely… Read More

February 8, 2016

Premiere: Chicago’s Ric Wilson Gives Voice To The “Lost Soul” w/ Powerful New Single

Ric Wilson is certainly onto something. The Chicago son/activist/rapper extraordinaire graced with the premiere of his infectious debut single and video for… Read More

February 4, 2016

Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup Announced (J. Cole, Miguel, Leon Bridges, Tyler, The Creator & More)

This might be the year I finally head to Tennessee for Bonnaroo (probably not though). Earlier today, the full lineup… Read More

January 21, 2016

Prince’s Jan. 21st ‘Piano & A Microphone’ Paisley Park Gala Tix On Sale NOW!!!

Prince recently announced two intimate solo Piano & A Microphone shows at his Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota… Read More

January 17, 2016

Cosmo Baker, King Britt, Rich Medina & More Champion Activism In Music w/ ‘Dust N Dignity’ Campaign

Cosmo Baker, King Britt, Rich Medina and Skeme Richards join Bruce "DJ Junior" Campbell and the RecordBreakin label to champion… Read More

January 17, 2016