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20 Great Rap Songs Featured on 20 Terrible Rap Albums

Consider diving back into some oft-forgotten albums and mining for gold. Here are 20 great rap songs featured on 20 terrible rap albums.  In a world where streaming dominates the music industry, bad albums are cast away quicker than fans can say “new music Fridays.” If albums don’t resonate quickly, it’s unlikely that music fans…

Lola Plaku
What You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Marketing Agency, According…
Mixtape Monday: Dirty Art Club, MXXWLL, Moodymann, Kassa Overall + More
10 Things You Might Not Have Known About Common’s Masterful Comeback Album…

In celebration of the album’s 15th anniversary, we dug up facts about the creation of…

Beenie Man
12 Classic Beenie Man & Bounty Killer Songs to Listen to Celebrate…

Did you think Beenie Man and Bounty Killer’s ‘Verzuz’ battle was great? Well here are…

How Three 6 Mafia’s ‘Mystic Stylez’ Became A Southern Horror Classic &…

Released on May 23rd 1995, Three 6 Mafia’s debut album, Mystic Stylez, has grown from…

Brooklyn Rapper Kota The Friend is Manifesting His Best Life Yet on…

Kota The Friend spoke to Okayplayer about pre-gentrified Brooklyn, completing his new album Everything under…

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Pete Rock, MIKE, Space Captain, and More [Playlist]
The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Pete Rock, MIKE,…

Updated every Friday, The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best new hip-hop and r&b…

10 Ways the Coronavirus Will Change the Music Industry

Because of COVID-19, the music business will be forced to shift. Here are 10 ways…

okay speaks Music Industry Trailblazers Panel
[okay] speaks: 5 Music Industry Trailblazers Tell Us What It Takes to…

In our first-ever [okay] speaks panel we heard firsthand how music industry insiders are coping…

How Andre Harrell Became the Guiding Force Behind Al B. Sure!’s Classic…

We spoke with producer Kyle West, who broke down the pivotal role Andre Harrell played…

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ Shows How Important Michael Jordan Was — And Still…

ESPN wrapped up ‘The Last Dance’ with its final two episodes. The docuseries highlighted a facet…

Mixtape Monday: Nick Hakim, Mecca:83, Sharada Shashidhar, Jai Nitai Lotus + More

This Mixtape Monday we’ve got tunes from Nick Hakim, Mecca:83, Sharada Shashidhar, Jai Nitai Lotus,…

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week - ft. Roy Ayers, Nick Hakim, Moses Sumney and More [Playlist]
The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Roy Ayers, Nick…

Updated every Friday, The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best new hip-hop and r&b…

How ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ Marked Ice Cube’s Ascension as a Solo Star

Thirty years ago, Ice Cube released his Bomb Squad-produced masterpiece AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted. Read the…

Polo G Enters the Next Stage of His Career With ‘THE GOAT’

Over the last year, Polo G has crafted dozens of songs grappling with the trauma…