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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. First out the gate, Bobby Noble and Lars Viola drop Good Time Bobby’s Got The Blues, SWARVY returns with SUNNY DAYS BLUE, Mecca:83 delivers Quiet Moments and SKYXXX drops the Madhouse EP. DUCKWRTH serves up SuperGood and BIYDIY is on…

Yung Baby Tate Opens Up About Her Creative Upbringing, Personal Style &…
The World’s First Hip-Hop Dispensary, Green Muse, Fights To Survive Gentrification
Best Songs of The Week: ft. Nas, Sango, Chynna, and More [Playlist]

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

Spotify Wants Artists To Do All the Work For Very Little Pay

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has painted a picture where only the artists who constantly churn…

“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…