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Mixtape Monday: AJ Suede, OBIJUAN, Chuuwee, AKAI SOLO, Darko The Super + More

Joints from AJ Suede, OBIJUAN, Chuuwee, AKAI SOLO, Darko The Super, and more this Mixtape Monday. AJ Suede is up… Read More

November 14, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Nas, Oddisee, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

November 11, 2022

Mixtape Monday: AKAI SOLO, Mach-Hommy, DJ Criminal, 80 Empire, Juga-Naut x Sonnyjim + More

AKAI SOLO, Mach-Hommy, DJ Criminal, 80 Empire, Juga-Naut x Sonnyjim and more this Mixtape Monday. AKAI SOLO gets the ball… Read More

August 29, 2022

10 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of August 26)

Meechy Darko unveils his solo debut Gothic Luxury with Black Thought, Freddie Gibbs, and more featuring stellar production by Dot… Read More

August 26, 2022

Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon Wants to Make Charlotte a Haven for Independent Rap

Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon takes us through his breakout year in 2021, working with Navy Blue on Beautifully Black, and how he's… Read More

January 6, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Best of 2021 feat. Wiki, Terry Presume, Navy Blue, Eddie Kaine, Moor Mother, Pink Siifu + More

Wiki, Terry Presume, Navy Blue, Eddie Kaine, Moor Mother, Pink Siifu and more are The Best of 2021. The 2021… Read More

January 3, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Tyler The Creator, Hiatus Kaiyote, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

June 25, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Asun Eastwood x Finn, Bruiser Brigade Records, AKAI SOLO x Navy Blue + More

Dig Asun Eastwood x Finn, Bruiser Brigade Records, AKAI SOLO x Navy Blue and more this Mixtape Monday. Asun Eastwood… Read More

May 17, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. MIKE, AKAI SOLO, and More [Playlist]

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

May 14, 2021

11 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week of May 14)

This week's batch of new albums features new releases from J.Cole, 21 Savage, Jorja Smith, and more. We here at… Read More

May 14, 2021

AKAI SOLO Unearths a Triumphant Tranquility in “Ocean Hue Hours” [Premiere]

The track appears on the NYC rapper's upcoming Navy Blue-produced album, True Sky. If the pandemic has taught us anything,… Read More

May 11, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

April 30, 2021

First Look Friday: AKAI SOLO Demystifies New York’s Rap Renaissance

In this month's First Look Friday feature, AKAI SOLO surveys a New York rap boom that's deeper and far more… Read More

April 2, 2021

In Their Own Words: 10 Creatives Break Down Their MF DOOM Origin Story

Writers, producers, rappers, and curators recall their earliest memories of MF DOOM and why their varying introductions turned them into… Read More

January 19, 2021

Okayplayer’s 21 Breakout Artists to Watch For in 2021

Okayplayer's breakout artists of 2021 include mindful and measured rappers, songwriters with heavy pens and twisted senses of melody, and… Read More

January 4, 2021