Originals

Ranking All Of Marvel’s Phase 4 Movies & TV Shows From Worst To Best

Phase 4 has been about either old heroes recovering or emerging ones stepping up. Here is our official ranking of… Read More

November 25, 2022

This Baltimore Based Culinary Org is Bringing the Art of Hip-Hop Storytelling to its Dishes

With its hip-hop-themed dinner series, fittingly titled “A Story To Tell," the H3irloom Food Group aims to emulate the storytelling… Read More

November 24, 2022

Fousheé Just Wants To Rage

Fousheé leans into rage on her new album softCORE. We discuss what it's been like touring with Steve Lacy and… Read More

November 22, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Madlib, Liv.e, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

November 18, 2022

‘The Inspection’ Is An Achingly Personal And Deeply Relatable Queer Film

The Inspection, Elegance Bratton's directorial debut starring Gabrielle Union, Jeremy Pope and others, is now showing in theaters. Elegance Bratton’s… Read More

November 18, 2022

‘On Demand:’ DVSN on How Jermaine Dupri Helped Craft ‘Working On My Karma’

In the first episode of our new series On Demand, DVSN sat down with Okayplayer to discuss romance, legendary R&B… Read More

November 18, 2022

DVSN is Changing Up the Formula

With legends like Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox in their corner, DVSN is fighting against the idea R&B is dead… Read More

November 18, 2022

Hurricane G Deserves To Be Seen As A Female Rap Pioneer

Hurricane G should be recognized among the best female rappers to ever exist, as well as some of rap's other… Read More

November 17, 2022

Roc Marciano’s ‘Reloaded’ Provided the Blueprint for Modern Underground Rap

Roc Marciano's sophomore album Reloaded didn't just rubber-stamp Roc as an elite lyricist; it provided a path for a blueprint… Read More

November 16, 2022

Why It’s Important That Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Is Nominated For Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

If Beyoncé were to win, this would make her the second Black artist to win the award. It shouldn't come… Read More

November 15, 2022

Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” May Win Some Of The Grammys’ Biggest Awards — And It’s Primarily Thanks To TikTok

The success Steve Lacy is experiencing with "Bad Habit" shows how TikTok could help a beloved song compete against today's… Read More

November 15, 2022

Same Tricks, Different Punchlines

Aside from his remarks on anti-semitism amid the backlash Kanye and Kyrie have received, Dave Chappelle played it pretty safe… Read More

November 14, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Nas, Oddisee, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

November 11, 2022

The 15 Best ‘Atlanta’ Episodes

With Donald Glover's Atlanta having come to an end, these are the 15 best episodes across its four season run. Prior to Atlanta making… Read More

November 11, 2022

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Proves The MCU Can Still Take Itself Seriously

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever closes Phase 4 with a thoughtful memorial that doesn't treat fiction as an imaginative escape from… Read More

November 11, 2022

‘Atlanta’ Series Finale Recap: Were We Just Traveling Through Darius’ Mind All Along?

In Atlanta season finale, "It Was All a Dream," Darius experiences sensory deprivation overload, taking viewers for one last surreal… Read More

November 11, 2022