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Okayafrica Exclusive: Diplo + Chief Boima Debate The Politics Of Tropical Bass

DJs Diplo and Chief Boima debate music & politics over (under) a slice of pizza Okayafrica sat down recently with Diplo and Chief Boima–two leading lights of the movement/moment called tropical bass, global bass or global ghettotech (depending who you ask) to chop it up in earnest about the politics of dance music in 2012.…

Promo Player: Murs Endorses New MyTunes App
Artwork for De La Soul's Plug 1 and Plug 2 present First Serve (Posdnuos & Trugoy)
OKP News: Plug 1 + 2 Of De La Soul Present First…
LargeUp Exclusive: Meet Walshy Fire

LargeUp comes through with a pretty crazy exclusive on this interview with Walshy Fire–Miami DJ…

Top 10: Questlove’s 33 Reasons Why Prince is Hip-Hop!

Illustrations by Joshua Dunn Top 10 Tuesdays! Seriously, we might kick off Top 10 Tuesdays…

OKP News: Rizzoli Announces M.I.A. Book

Renowned publisher of photo, art and coffee table books Rizzoli announced yesterday that they will…

OKP News: Andre 3000 Speaks On New LP, Gorillaz, The Future Of…

Lately Andre 3000 has been popping up in the oddest places: Beyoncé tracks, Gillete commercials and…

LargeUp Photo: Snoop Dogg X Rita Marley X Rasta Queens

Everybody’s favorite sticker of the icky Snoop Dogg is in (surprise) Jamaica these days and…

OKP News: Erykah Badu Responds To Malaysia Concert Ban

At a news conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier today Erykah Badu delivered a statement…

cover artwork by Kehinde Wiley for Santigold's LP Master of My Make-Believe
OKP News: Santigold Talks About New LP, Reveals Art + Cover Shoot…

Our beloved Santigold is coming back out with a new LP after a four-year hiatus…

OKP Exclusive: Track-by-Track Preview of Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society

Along with a handful of other journalists, Okayplayer was invited to an intimate listening session for…

LargeUp Exclusive: Wiley Interview With Marvin Sparks

I’m not sure whether to tag this LargeUp, Okayfuture or UKplayer, but when it comes…

OKP News: D’Angelo Producer Russell Elevado Speaks On New LP

Told you it’s real. (Psyche, let me not jinx anything). Seriously, though, in yet another…

OKP News: John Legend Develops New TV Series for Showtime

According to deadline, okayplayer-for-life John Legend is teaming up with director Jesse Dylan (son of…

OKP News: Yasiin Bey to Star in Jackie Brown Prequel

According to indiewire, Yasiin Bey ( that’s Mos Def to the uninitiated) has signed on to…

Brand New Bag: Questlove on Don Cornelius

you guys see this bag? this bag has NEVER left my side for the past…