20 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of June 18)

This week's batch of new albums includes bonus tracks from the Migos, a hip-hop supergroup, and many more. Every week… Read More

June 18, 2021

R. Kelly Was Allegedly Attacked By A Frustrated Cellmate

According to TMZ, the cellmate was angry about the prison being on lockdown due to R. Kelly protestors. TMZ is… Read More

August 27, 2020

Tory Lanez Rep Calls Deportation Reports False Following Gun Charge Arrest

"He's in good spirits and looks forward to having the truth come to light about that night and wishes nothing… Read More

August 5, 2020

Best Songs of The Week – ft. Liv.e, Action Bronson and More [Playlist]

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

July 31, 2020

Megan Thee Stallion Speaks For the First Time Since Los Angeles Shooting

Megan thee Stallion revealed she'd undergone surgery to remove bullets from both feet. For nearly ten minutes on Monday afternoon,… Read More

July 27, 2020

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – Big K.R.I.T., BbyMutha, Curren$y, and More [Playlist]

Kick the cold with a fresh batch of frequencies. Happy frigid ass Friday, folks. This week's Release Day roster is… Read More

January 11, 2019

GoFundMe of XXXTentacion’s Ex-Girlfriend and Victim Sees Surge in Donations

Following the death of XXXTentacion, donations to the Florida rapper's ex-girlfriend and victim surged. Geneva Ayala created the GoFundMe page in… Read More

June 19, 2018

Watch Rapsody Discuss The Erykah Badu Album That Inspired ‘Laila’s Wisdom’ In a recent interview Rapsody how a certain Erykah Badu album inspired her sophomore release Laila's Wisdom. Speaking with Ambrosia… Read More

January 31, 2018

Watch this Epic Jam Session Featuring Rapsody, Lupe Fiasco, Robert Glasper, & More

Thank Sway for this moment Will any Grammy-night performance top this? On Friday, Sway held a jam session during Sway… Read More

January 27, 2018

Racism Allegations And Fake Fundraisers: The Viral Story Of Keaton Jones Has Become A Mess Keaton Jones has received national attention recently for his anti-bullying plea, with athletes, celebrities, and entertainers voicing their support… Read More

December 12, 2017

How Bhad Bhabie, XXXTentacion & Other Contemporary Florida Rappers Embody The State’s Endemic Absurdity

Bhad Babie and XXXTentacion are signing million dollar deals, so Elijah C. Watson breaks down how Florida has given birth… Read More

October 20, 2017

‘4:44’ Dancer Storyboard P on Dance Culture, Mutation + Wanting Freedom [Interview]

Ericka Blount Danois profiles street dancer-turned-budding star, Storyboard P, about people copying his style, freedom and wanting recognition. Storyboard P… Read More

August 31, 2017

‘Girls Trip’ Earns Biggest Opening Weekend For A Live-Action Comedy

The film has had the largest opening weekend for a live-action comedy so far this year. Girls Trip earned $30.371 million… Read More

July 24, 2017

Junie Morrison’s Mark in Hip-Hop and Beyond [Playlist]

Funk flags are at half-mast this afternoon as reports of Walter "Junie" Morrison's death are now flooding the web. It's… Read More

February 16, 2017

Hear an Early Stream of Lupe Fiasco’s New Album ‘DROGAS Light’

Tomorrow, February 10th, Lupe Fiasco will deliver part one of an alleged final trilogy of albums ahead of what's been… Read More

February 9, 2017

Solange Details Creation of “Cranes In The Sky” in New ‘Song Exploder’ Episode

Since the release of Solange's new album, A Seat At The Table, one song (perhaps more than any other on the record) has… Read More

January 17, 2017