Originals

Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned — And Black Women Will Be Most Impacted

While Black women may not unanimously agree about the legality or morality of abortion, the fact remains that they will… Read More

June 24, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Lupe Fiasco, DOMi & JD BECK, 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

June 24, 2022

Lupe Fiasco Is On To His Next Chapter

Lupe Fiasco spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Drill Music in Zion, his forthcoming MIT course, rappers catching RICO… Read More

June 24, 2022

French Montana & Harry Fraud Reunite & Cement Their Legacy on ‘Montega’

We talked to French Montana and Harry Fraud about their long history together and their latest album Montega. Over the… Read More

June 23, 2022

Drake — The Great Singles Artist — Finally Makes A Great Album With ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

Your typical Drake album isn't a meticulous body of work. Honestly, Nevermind is different. When Certified Lover Boy dropped last… Read More

June 22, 2022

Pharrell’s ‘Something in the Water’ Festival Has Potential… But Needs Work

Pharrell's Something in the Water festival took place in Washington D.C., featuring acts such as Moneybagg Yo, Chloe x Halle,… Read More

June 21, 2022

Black Queer Artists Deserve To Be Awarded In Spaces That Claim To Be For Them

When it comes to the BET Awards, nominations for Black queer artists — especially out queer men —  have been… Read More

June 21, 2022

Yaya Bey Is Creating Healing Music For Black Women

Brooklyn-based singer Yaya Bey is creating intricate R&B that speaks to her healing journey. Bey speaks with us about the… Read More

June 21, 2022

Mixtape Monday: E L U C I D, Plato III, DIE-REK, The Inner Realmz, Conway The Machine + More

  E L U C I D, Plato III, DIE-REK, The Inner Realmz, Conway The Machine and more this Mixtape… Read More

June 20, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Flying Lotus, Steve Lacy, 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

June 17, 2022

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2022 — June Edition

The most crucial pick-ups for the second round of Record Store Day 2022 exclusives. Back like it never left, Record… Read More

June 16, 2022

Here’s 5 Theories About Beyoncé’s Forthcoming Album ‘Renaissance’

With Beyoncé announcing her seventh album Renaissance for a July 29th release, here's five theories we have about the project. Beyoncé is… Read More

June 16, 2022

Robert Glasper on Juneteenth & Healing Through Music

Robert Glasper chats about his upcoming Juneteenth show in L.A. and how his music has been affected by the last… Read More

June 16, 2022

In Her Own Words: How Stephanie Diaz-Matos Curates the Soundtrack to ‘P-Valley’

We talked to Raedio's head music supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos about working on P-Valley, The Get Down, and Issa Rae's upcoming… Read More

June 14, 2022

These Were the 5 Best Moments From Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2022

From leading ladies JT and Yung Miami to chart-topping hitmakers Lil Baby and Lil Durk, Hot 97's 2022 Summer Jam… Read More

June 13, 2022

‘HARGROVE’ Honors A Jazz Giant Born Out Of The Hip-Hop Generation

HARGROVE is an intimate portrait of a progressive and complex jazz musician who consistently pushed the boundaries of the genre.… Read More

June 13, 2022