Vince Staples & Kenya Barris Are Teaming Up For a Netflix Comedy Series

Executive produced by Kenya Barris, Vince Staples will star in eponymous scripted comedy series The Vince Staples Show. Vince Staples is… Read More

September 6, 2022

16 New Hip-Hop, R&B & Alt Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of March 25)

Kilo Kish's AMERICAN GURL is one of the most unique drops to arrive this week, and Fana Hues is back… Read More

March 25, 2022

Best Music Videos Of The Week: Buddy, Saweetie, H.E.R., Popcaan & More

The best new music videos of the week include selects by Deante' Hitchcock, Tinashe, Buddy, Blxst, and more. The most… Read More

February 18, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Boldy James, 9th Wonder, 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

December 17, 2021

Kari Faux Wants To Be A Lowkey Superstar — And Help Independent Artists, Too

Kari Faux went from SoundCloud rapper-singer to appearing on the soundtrack of HBO's series Insecure. With Lowkey Superstar Deluxe and… Read More

September 27, 2021

11 Essential Black Horror Classics to Watch Right Now

Some movies are pulpy, some are tongue-in-cheek, and some are meditations on societal ills. Here is a list of essential… Read More

August 27, 2021

Prince Paul Wanted To Make A Native Tongues Documentary

The producer and DJ talked at length about the influential rap collective on his podcast series What Had Happened Was with Open… Read More

September 3, 2020

Yung Baby Tate Opens Up About Her Creative Upbringing, Personal Style & Georgia Roots

In an exclusive interview, the Georgia artist opens up about significant moments she’s experienced throughout her life and career. Yung… Read More

August 23, 2020

The 10 Best Malik B. Verses

As a way to honor the life of Malik B., we got frequent collaborator Mr. Green to break down the… Read More

August 18, 2020

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer Sampled By Jay-Z, G-Unit, Dies at 91

  Ennio Morricone scored films for Quentin Tarantino, Brian de Palma, and many more. Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer for… Read More

July 6, 2020

Mixtape Monday: Curbside Jones x Ballhead, Budgie, chuckee, Sadhugold. + More

Back this Mixtape Monday with new music from Curbside Jones, Budgie, chuckee, Sadhugold and more. Curbside Jones and Ballhead kick… Read More

July 6, 2020

From YG to Conway: Artists Have Been Rallying to Produce George Floyd Tribute Songs

Terrace Martin, Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington, and more have dropped George Floyd Tribute Songs. As citizens around the world protest… Read More

June 4, 2020

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Westside Gunn, Shabazz Palaces, MF DOOM and More

Updated every Friday, The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best new hip-hop and R&B songs. This week’s set features… Read More

April 17, 2020

Diddy and His Family are Throwing an At-Home Dance-A-Thon Benefit for Healthcare Workers

The rap mogul's charity partners with Direct Relief to raise money for medical professionals in underserved communities. Diddy will be… Read More

April 12, 2020

Watch Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada Preview Unreleased Collaborations

The "Glowed Up" duo link in an Instagram live session. Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada crossed paths in a riotous live… Read More

April 11, 2020

Q-Tip Teases New Music, Announces Three New Albums

"Thank u for all the bday love…but I have something to share w u…" With the 50 birthday wishes pouring… Read More

April 11, 2020