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Mixtape Monday: Sons Of The James, Allysha Joy, Neak, James Chatburn, VHOOR…

Sons Of The James, Allysha Joy, Neak, James Chatburn, VHOOR and more make waves this Mixtape Monday. Kicking things off, Rob Milton and DJ Harrison put on for Richmond as Sons Of The James, Allysha Joy links with Clever Austin for Light It Again, James Chatburn debuts with Faible Teil 1 and VHOOR returns with…

Five Producers & Songwriters on the Making of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’
Erykah Badu’s ‘Mama’s Gun’ Is Better Than ‘Baduizm’
Tayla Parx’s ‘Coping Mechanisms’ Is A Guide on How to Handle Heartbreak…

This dumpster fire year was what Tayla Parx needed to record her excellent sophomore album,…

Who Really Won Jeezy & Gucci Mane’s ‘Verzuz’ Match?

Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s Verzuz was an absolute slugfest. The match featured the two foes…

17 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now…

There’s new hip-hop and R&B albums from Megan Thee Stallion, Jeezy, French Montana, SAINt JHN,…

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Jazmine Sullivan, GoldLink, and More

The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of…

Steve McQueen: “It’s My Duty to Tell The Truth About the Black…

We caught up with Steve McQueen, director of the five-part anthology series Small Axe, who…

Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Has Become One Of The Internet’s Most Popular Subgenres; Is…

Slowed and reverb and lo-fi hip-hop share some distinct similarities, with both subgenres birthing their…

Regrets, Success & Challenges: Steve Rifkind Reflects on 30 Years of Loud…

We spoke to Loud Records founder and CEO Steve Rifkind about his fondest memories of…

Mixtape Monday: Andrew Ashong x Kaidi Tatham, Seba Kaapstad, Ruru.432, Sango, Dougie…

  Big tings this Mixtape Monday from Andrew Ashong x Kaidi Tatham, Seba Kaapstad, Ruru.432,…

The Pharcyde’s “Drop” is Hip-Hop’s Most Innovative Video

The Pharcyde’s now 25-year-old album, Labcabincalifornia, saw the hip-hop group make a notable shift in…

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Fousheé, Sango, Your Old Droog, and…

The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of…

20 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now…

  This week, there are new hip-hop albums from artists like Goodie Mob, Hope Tala,…

15 Lost, Mythical Rap Albums You’ll Probably Never Hear

From André 3000’s solo debut to Kendrick Lamar’s collaboration with J. Cole, here are 15…

23 Rappers on Cameo & How Much a Shoutout From Them Cost

Need a gift idea for your hip-hop loving significant other? Here are 23 rappers on…