Originals

Sept. 11 Turned OutKast’s “B.O.B.” Into A War Cry

Released a year before 9/11, Outkast’s hit single Stankonia “B.O.B.” was cultural commentary misinterpreted as outright patriotism. In 2018, Istanbul-based conflict and human rights journalist Shawn Carrié headed to Baghdad to report on the city’s post-war reconstruction. As he’s done throughout his career in the Middle East, he stuck with the same cab driver for his…

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Tierra Whack, Common, Alchemist and More…
Farah X Went From Editing Music Videos to Directing Hip-Hop Documentaries Centered…
How Do Different Generations Of Alpha Kappa Alphas Feel About Kamala Harris? 

Although Alpha Kappa Alphas share a connection with Kamala Harris, not all feel the same…

How Hip-Hop Has Aided The Meteoric Rise of K-Pop

Though K-pop has become its own genre, there’s no denying the clear hip-hop and R&B…

28 Black-Owned Streetwear And Fashion Brands You Should Be Supporting Right Now

For those of you who are looking to wear pieces by diverse designers, we’ve rounded…

Mixtape Monday: clipping, Malik Elijah, earoh, Ill Scholars, Fat Tony + More

clipping., Malik Elijah, earoh, Ill Scholars, Fat Tony and more raise the bar this Mixtape…

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2020 (October Edition)

October’s Record Store Day festivities are upon us and the drops span the gamut of…

‘Bad Hair’ Is A Fascinating Horror Film Undone By Mixed Messaging

Justin Simien’s new horror movie Bad Hair falters as it tries to understand Black women…

Best Songs of The Week: ft. VanJess, Caleb Giles and More [Playlist]

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

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

  We have the best new rap and R&B album releases of the week, featuring…

What Is The Role Of The Wealthy Male Hip-Hop Pundit?

From Diddy promoting Our Black Party political party to Ice Cube helping develop Donald Trump’s…

DJ Enuff Speaks About The Lost Notorious B.I.G. Freestyle He Had in…

We spoke with DJ Enuff about The Notorious B.I.G.’s induction into the Rock and Roll…

What is the Future For Black Sex Workers on OnlyFans?

Over the last couple of months, celebrities and influencers have rushed to OnlyFans, utilizing the…

Mixtape Monday: Homeboy Sandman, Teller Bank$, zoomo, Donald Mayhem, Open Mike Eagle…

\ Homeboy Sandman, Teller Bank$, zoomo, Donald Mayhem, Open Mike Eagle and more mix things…

Cardi B — Hip-Hop’s Most Refreshing Political Pundit

Cardi B has been the one rap figure to address different political topics in a…