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The World’s First Hip-Hop Dispensary, Green Muse, Fights To Survive Gentrification

Hip-hop dispensary Green Muse is a Black-owned business trying to survive in Portland — a city that has been completely reshaped by gentrification. Against the drab backdrop of Portland rain, Green Muse’s bright yellow and green converted craftsman home stands out on the residential block just off Northeast Killingworth. Inside — with hip-hop music blaring,…

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Spotify Wants Artists To Do All the Work For Very Little Pay
“Let’s Have A Sex Talk”: The Eras of Sex Talk By Black…

 Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s explicit anthem “WAP” is the most talked-about song…

The 10 Best Malik B. Verses

As a way to honor the life of Malik B., we got frequent collaborator Mr.…

Mixtape Monday: Boldy James, Beatnick Dee, East Hampton Polo Boys, MosEL +…

Lock in for new Boldy James, Beatnick Dee, East Hampton Polo Boys, MosEL and more…

Battle Of The Eras: Ghostface KIllah & Young Thug Have More in…

Battle Of The Eras is a new series where we compare and contrast two rappers…

In His Own Words: Boldy James on How Signing With Griselda Gave…

We talked with Boldy James about this new phase in his career, joining Griselda, meeting…

Jacob Collier Reflects On Signing With Quincy Jones, His Genre-Blending Sound &…

In an exclusive interview, the North London musician speaks on his music-filled childhood, meeting Quincy…

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Black Noi$e, Melanie Faye, and More…

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

Hayley Williams On Being Influenced By Solange, Erykah Badu & Paramore’s Black…

We caught up with Hayley Williams to discuss this political moment, Paramore’s Black fanbase, and…

James “Kamala” Harris Was an Example of How Black Wrestlers Overcame Racist…

The late, great James Harris, who wrestled as “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala for almost 30…

Curren$y Has Spent Quarantine Chilling, Binging ‘Daria’ & Occasionally Making Music

We spoke with Curren$y about his latest album, The Outrunners, his relationship with Harry Fraud,…

More Contemporary Rap Should Sample Black Electronic Dance Music

“WAP” is the latest instance of a rap song sampling the Baltimore house classic “Whores…

Mixtape Monday: Marlowe, Vince Ash, SANGO, Chris Crack, Jaga Jazzist + More

Marlowe, Vince Ash, SANGO, Chris Crack, Jaga Jazzist and more wreck shop this Mixtape Monday.…

First Look Friday: Flo Milli Showcases Her Star Potential on ‘Ho, Why…

As part of our First Look Friday series, we spoke to Flo Milli about her…