Cuba Gooding Sr. of The Main Ingredient Found Dead in Los Angeles

Cuba Gooding Sr., the lead singer of The Main Ingredient, one of the most popular and beloved R&B groups of the… Read More

April 20, 2017

The Brooklyn Museum To Open ‘We Wanted a Revolution,’ an Exhibit Centered Entirely on Black Women Artists

This weekend, Brooklyn Museum will open a new exhibit exclusively about black women.   The exhibit, titled We Wanted a… Read More

April 20, 2017

Raised By Wu-Tang: Sophia Chang’s Journey Through the Weed Industry as a Non-Smoker

My name is Sophia Chang and I was raised by Wu-Tang. Based on that introduction, there are many assumptions you… Read More

April 20, 2017

Hawaii Mike Shares A 4/20 Recipe Plus ‘Do’s + Don’t’s’ When Cooking With Cannabis

VH1 might have Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart making weed references over potluck-styled dinner choices, but the real deal is at the table… Read More

April 20, 2017

‘Chef for Higher’ Founder Hawaii Mike Talks Bud Brand Building + Cannabis Culture’s Evolution [Interview]

Brand building and curating editorial is not for the faint of heart, especially on 4/20, but Hawaii Mike knows his stuff. This… Read More

April 20, 2017

Watch Killer Mike Interview George Clinton in His Atlanta Barbershop

Even though they're generations removed, Killer Mike and George Clinton have a whole lot of common ground between them. Both… Read More

April 20, 2017

UPDATE: NYPD Is Now Ruling Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s Death As “Suspicious”

UPDATE: After initially reporting her death as a suicide, the New York Police Department are now saying that state Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam's… Read More

April 19, 2017

OkayMuva: Kendrick Lamar, Israel and Being Damned

Allow us to introduce you to our newest series: OkayMuva. This is a fresh, bold and critical look at the… Read More

April 18, 2017

Poet Craig “Mums” Grant Brings His One-Man-Show, ‘A Sucker EMCEE’ Back To The Stage

In 2014, the LAByrinth Theater Company produced A Sucker EMCEE, a one-man show from Craig "Mums" Grant. Grant, a poet and… Read More

April 18, 2017

James Gunn Confirms His Return to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

Now that The Fate of the Furious has been released, the most anticipated movie of the summer is easily Guardians of the… Read More

April 17, 2017

Beats ‘n Bytes: Here’s 5 Things You Need To Know in Hip-Hop + Tech

Coachella weekend one. Festival season has officially started and what a glorious weekend it was. DJ Khaled literally blew the… Read More

April 17, 2017

Here Are The 2017 Tribeca Films We’re Looking Forward To

This year's Oscars marked a change that we as black Americans have been rightfully waiting for. With winners such as Moonlight, Mahershala… Read More

April 17, 2017

Geraldo Rivera Slanders Kendrick Lamar + Hip-Hop With Weak Response

On "YAH.," a track off of Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN., the Compton rapper takes aim at Fox News and… Read More

April 15, 2017

Mack Wilds’ Visual Project, ‘AfterHours,’ Inspired By The Night [Interview]

Mack Wilds, sometimes known as Tristian Wilds, sometimes known by a myriad of character names, has done what few can… Read More

April 14, 2017

Experience The Process: Sampha Is Sincere, Humble + Raw [Recap]

Photos of Sampha taken by Texas Isaiah for Okayplayer. Blue light engulfs Sampha and his three piece multidimensional ensemble. They… Read More

April 13, 2017

Matt Martians & Syd Of The Internet Break Down The Music That Influenced Them On NPR

It's hard to believe that it's already been two years since The Internet released their breakout album, Ego Death. The… Read More

April 13, 2017