Afropunk Made a Triumphant Return to Brooklyn

Afropunk finally returned to Brooklyn after three years away. Afropunk Brooklyn 2022 featured standout performances and the most gorgeous crowd… Read More

September 12, 2022

Earl Sweatshirt, Burna Boy, The Roots & More to Perform at AFROPUNK 2022

Returning to Brooklyn from September 10-11, AFROPUNK 2022 will feature Earl Sweatshirt, Burna Boy, The Roots Freddie Gibbs and more.… Read More

June 14, 2022

Rico Nasty Announced As AfroPunk 2021 Virtual Festival Headliner

For the first time, AfroPunk will center around a “Black Spring” theme. Emerging Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean artists including Rico Nasty,… Read More

April 13, 2021

Solange Cancels AfroPunk South Africa Concert Due To Health Issues

Solange pulls out of AfroPunk South Africa show and opens up about her health struggles. Solange canceled her New Year’s… Read More

December 27, 2017

AfroPunk 2016: Ice Cube, Soulection + The Internet Close Out Day Two With A Bang

AfroPunk Day Two photographed by Ginny Suss for Okayplayer. After an opening day that included standout performances by the likes… Read More

August 29, 2016

Afropunk 2016: George Clinton, Flying Lotus, More Deliver On Day One

Flying Lotus Day Two of Afropunk is currently underway, but Day One launched a great start to the annual Brooklyn… Read More

August 28, 2016

Ice Cube, Tyler The Creator, Flying Lotus To Headline Afropunk Brooklyn 2016

The summer festival lineups continue to pour in, and this morning we have yet another one to add to your… Read More

April 19, 2016

Afropunk Announces Los Angeles Party feat. Mykki Blanco, Le1f + More

Afropunk appears to have its sights set on the City of Angels, announcing "The Most Wicked Party" for October 22nd… Read More

October 15, 2015

This Weekend’s Afropunk Atlanta Festival Has Been Cancelled

Thundercat performs at Afropunk Fest, 2015 (Photo by Vickey Ford) It's our unfortunate task to share the news that Afropunk's… Read More

October 1, 2015

Afropunk 2015: Kelis Is Pregnant, Lauryn Hill Was Lovely (But Late) & Grace Jones Gave Us Life [Day 1 Photos + Recap]

Shot by Vickey Ford for Okayplayer/Sneakshot Kelis debuted a baby bump, Lauryn Hill was 45 minutes late and had her mic cut… Read More

August 23, 2015

New AFROPUNK Atlanta Festival To Feature Flying Lotus, D’Angelo, Santigold + More

After expanding to Chicago earlier this summer, the organizers of AFROPUNK have announced a new full-scale Atlanta festival that will… Read More

July 7, 2015

Mixtape Monday: Exclusive Trinidad Senolia Okaydeep House Premiere, Kaytranada, Large Professor x It’s Overture + More!

House, hip-hop and funk--it's a killer combination and this week in Mixtape Monday we've got plenty of all three items.… Read More

June 15, 2015

Afropunk Festival Announces Lineup Including Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Grance Jones + More

The official lineup for the 2015 Afropunk Festival has finally been announced, and music fans of just about every stripe… Read More

June 2, 2015

Danny Brown, Hannibal Buress To Play New Chicago AFROPUNK Fest

Mere days ahead of their large-scale Paris festival, AFROPUNK has added another event to its summer roster. On Saturday, June… Read More

May 20, 2015

Mixtape Monday: J.Period & Black Thought’s James Brown Birthday Tribute Mixtape World Premiere + More!

Ain't it funky, y'all. Welcome to another edition of Mixtape Monday, this one specially dedicated to the Godfather of Soul… Read More

May 5, 2015

Stream ROYAL’s New Single “Mr. President”

ROYAL returns with the hard-body rock single "Mr. President" from their forthcoming self-titled EP. The track follows the release of… Read More

April 19, 2015