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OKP News: Yasiin Bey Speaks on New Black Star LP + Top…

  Yasiin Bey (it’s 2012, he’s just Yasiin now, no footnotes, no FKA) speaks to Hypebeast about 2 major projects in the works; his Top 40 Underdogs mixtape/series–from which we’ve already heard the amazing “N**gas in Poorest” and, of course, the much anticipated Black Star LP in collaboration with Talib Kweli. Yasiin adds some detail…

Okayafrica Interview: K’naan on Nas and Transnational Identity
OKP News: Lupe Fiasco Speaks on SNDCLSH Project
OKP News: Blues Singer Etta James Passes Away at 73

Jamesetta Hawkins, better known as Etta James, the powerful, earthy blues singer who helped lay…

Revivalist Exclusive: Talib Kweli Speaks on his Band & Musicianship in Rap

Everybody’s favorite prisoner of conscious Talib Kweli sat down with The Revivalist (I’m hoping by now you F…

OKP News: Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.

We couldn’t let the day go by without raising a lighter for saxophonist, bandleader and funk…

OKP News: Amy Winehouse Tribute Concert in the Works for Summer

According to The Sun and other UK publications, Mitch Winehouse is in talks with various…

Large Up Interview w/ Their 2011 Rookie of The Year: Hollie Cook

You’ve seen her name around these parts many times, and now our fam over at…