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

The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set features new music from SZA, VanJess, JWords, Big Sean, YL, and more. Scroll through selections from our latest sequence below and subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel today. Slauson Malone feat. Jai – “Simile #7 (see…

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We March: A Zine Commemorating the 2020 March on Washington
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John Thompson Jr. Was Black America’s First Coach

With an unapologetic Black coach and an all-Black team based in “Chocolate City,” John Thompson…

13 Odd ‘Verzuz’ Matchups That Actually Make a Lot of Sense the…

On Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland attempt to pair artists with similar career arcs and…

Mixtape Monday: Jyoti, Subvert Labs, JSOUL, Flat Stanley, Drew Dave + More

The lineup this Mixtape Monday features new music from Jyoti, Subvert Labs, JSOUL, Flat Stanley,…

This is What Artists Should Know About Signing Their First Record Deal

We talked with Entertainment Attorney Karl Fowlkes, Esq. about when artists should lawyer up and…

This Could Have Been LeBron James’ Moment

If LeBron James would have halted the season, he would have cemented his legacy and…

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2020 Releases (August Edition)

Here is Okayplayer’s official Record Store Day guide for August 2020. Like seemingly anything the…

Best Songs of The Week : ft. Black Thought, India Shawn, and…

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

What’s At Stake For Sampling In Tracy Chapman & Nicki Minaj’s Lawsuit?

Tracy Chapman’s lawsuit against Nicki Minaj could have real implications toward hip-hop if a ruling is…

It’s the Little Details that Make Michaela Coel’s ‘I May Destroy You’…

I May Destroy You, which recently wrapped up its first season on HBO, is a painstakingly…

How the Telfar Shopping Bag Became the Most Popular Black-Owned Accessory on…

How did the Telfar become the most popular accessory of 2020? And what’s up with…

In Their Words: How Ayo & Keyz Produced The Song Of The…

We caught up with Keyz from Ayo & Keyz to discuss the making of Cardi…

Mixtape Monday: Bobby Noble x Lars Viola, SWARVY, Mecca:83, SKYXXX, Duckwrth +…

New Bobby Noble x Lars Viola, SWARVY, Mecca:83, SKYXXX, Duckwrth, and more this Mixtape Monday.…

Yung Baby Tate Opens Up About Her Creative Upbringing, Personal Style &…

In an exclusive interview, the Georgia artist opens up about significant moments she’s experienced throughout…