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First Look Friday: Mulatto Crowns Herself the Rap Game’s ‘Queen Of Da…

For this month’s First Look Friday, we had a candid conversation with Mulatto, who shared her thoughts on female rappers collaborating, being raised in Atlanta, and making music with artists she looks up to. Before Alyssa Stephens chose her rap name, Miss Mulatto, she was a young girl with ambition from Atlanta.  The rising MC…

15 Independent Labels to Support on #BandcampFriday (September Edition)
Best Songs of The Week: ft. SZA, VanJess, and More [Playlist]
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We March: A Zine Commemorating the 2020 March on Washington

Okayplayer’s We March is a commemorative digital zine celebrating the 2020 March on Washington, photographed…

Hit-Boy Thinks Nas’ ‘King’s Disease’ Has Some of the Best Production Since…

Hit-Boy is having a real moment. So we caught up with the producer to break…

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…

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…