Originals

Laz Alonso Explains Why Mother’s Milk Wears Hip-Hop Tees In ‘The Boys’

What began as an accident has since become an integral part of Mother's Milk character in The Boys TV series. There's many… Read More

July 13, 2022

10 DJ Drama Mixtapes That Defined the Golden Era of Gangsta Grillz

Take a look back at DJ Drama's wildly influential Gangsta Grillz mixtape series, the soundtrack to the DatPiff era of… Read More

July 12, 2022

Mixtape Monday: KJ Clemente, fly anakin x ewonee, KOTA the Friend, Wrecking Crew, 27Delly + More

KJ Clemente, fly anakin x ewonee, KOTA the Friend, Wrecking Crew, 27Delly and more this Mixtape Monday. Kicking things off… Read More

July 11, 2022

How ‘The Boys’ Uses Satire to Tackle Black Issues

The Boys understands satire as a tool to hold a mirror up to society, especially as it pertains to Black… Read More

July 8, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Westside Gunn, Brent Faiyaz, 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

July 8, 2022

Five Reasons ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Just Doesn’t Work

Thor: Love and Thunder is a messy and undercooked sequel that only continues the MCU’s descent into inadequacy. As the… Read More

July 8, 2022

10 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of July 8th)

Burna Boy's long-awaited sixth studio album Love, Damini and FLO's debut EP The Lead are among some of the hottest albums this week.… Read More

July 8, 2022

In His Own Words: Jon Batiste on Building Community Through Music

Jon Batiste caught up with Okayplayer and talked about his success, his partnership with Amazon for Prime Day, and more.… Read More

July 7, 2022

Other Worldly: 8 Black Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction Authors You Should Read

These Black science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction authors build fantastical worlds that reach beyond what we experience here on… Read More

July 6, 2022

Okayplayer’s Best Albums of 2022 So Far

With half of the year in the books, we look at the best albums of 2022 so far, featuring Kendrick… Read More

July 5, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Pan Amsterdam x Damu the Fudgemunk, Diamonds In Space, J-Scienide, Sleep Sinatra x 8-bza + More

Pan Amsterdam x Damu the Fudgemunk, Diamonds In Space, J-Scienide, Sleep Sinatra x 8-bza and more this Mixtape Monday. Pan… Read More

July 4, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Steve Lacy, Planet Asia, 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

July 1, 2022

10 Underrated Albums In 2022 You May Have Missed So Far

In case they missed your ears, here’s 10 underrated albums that dropped in 2022 that we think are worthy of… Read More

July 1, 2022

House Music’s Big Pop Moment is Long Overdue

The recent embrace of house music by pop's elite is putting the genre on its largest platform to date. Once… Read More

June 30, 2022

What Is A Black TikTok Influencer Worth?

Black TikTok influencers don't earn nearly as much as their white counterparts, one of many problems they face in the… Read More

June 29, 2022

The Significance of Hoodoo in P-Valley

P-Valley's Season 2 introduces Diamond, the Pynk's former bodyguard as a healing root worker. By doing so, the series exemplifies… Read More

June 28, 2022