ICYMI: All The Things You Missed On OKP This Week [Mar. 19 – Mar. 25]
Had a busy week? Of course you did, you’re an American, being put to work for longer hours than you can stand is the American way. Doesn’t mean you should miss out on all the other million cool things that go on in and around the world. With that in mind, we figured we’d keep you up to speed with a weekend recap titled In Case You Missed It (ICYMI for the folks in the back). This weekend’s third installment is a compendium of content that chronicles our huge, celebratory extravaganza at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Our live stream shows featuring Common, the trio of queens known as KING and a discussion with Chinaka Hodge had us running around the capital getting busy. We have a host of other things you should check out as well.
Don’t get left behind, guys. Catch up with the news you missed out on and don’t forget to follow us @Okayplayer.
The team was definitely in the pocket in Washington, D.C., and getting busy with our partnership with the legendary Kennedy Center. Led by our illustrious EIC Rachel Hislop, our music editor Michael “Zo” Gonik and our bomb arse photographer Vickey Ford made sure to have it all on lock. From Common‘s performance and speaking engagement with Chinaka Hodge to a live performance by KING.
Our columnist Myles E. Johnson saw Jordan Peele‘s horror-thriller Get Out and where others witness brilliance, he saw something else. Totally worth the read.
After cryptically teasing some new work in the form of “IV,” Kendrick Lamar decimated his competition (see: Drake) with the absolutely brutal track, “The Heart Pt. 4”.
The Chef broke down his favorite hip-hop albums and his list might just actually surprise you.
Self-explanatory, but Chance The Rapper has been deemed a world’s greatest leader by Fortune. After donating $1 million to Chicago Public School, Chance has been on a tear, meeting kids and sharing kindness to others.
In a rare interview with Raphael Saadiq, the award-winning creative opens up about his love for the Purple One and Dilla, while dishing a lot of never-before-heard stories.
In a report from CNN, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah has made history as the program’s first resident that is a black woman.
James Harris Jackson traveled from Baltimore, Maryland to New York City with the intent of killing a black person. He found 66-year-old Timothy Caughman on 9th Avenue, and he stabbed him to death with a sword.
Music editor Michael “Zo” Gonik comes through with the heat-rock in another installment of The Round-Up. New sounds are always a pleasure + you should listen up.
This new band which features the talents of Kaytranada‘s brother, Lou Phelps, gets busy with this new video for the upcoming effort called, “Swirl”.
Brooklyn’s own Jimi Tents dropped a new track for your earholes. Listen to “Phone Down,” a freestyle of immense proportions now.
In addition to all the Kennedy Center festivities, a group of players wanted to celebrate the life and musical legacy of Common and The Soulquarians, which you should watch here.
After blowing up on More Life, Sampha doubles down on his journey by bringing audiophiles to view his acoustic side on NPR‘s Tiny Desk.