Common

Spotify CEO Blasts Kanye West For “Awful” Anti-Semitic Rants… But Won’t Remove Music

In an interview with Reuters, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek slammed Kanye West for spreading "awful" anti-semitic comments, but will not… Read More

October 26, 2022

Seun Kuti And Black Thought Champion “People Power” On “Kuku Kee Me (Remix)” [Premiere]

Fresh off the release of Cheat Codes with Danger Mouse, Black Thought joins Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti on the "Kuku Kee Me… Read More

September 22, 2022

‘Drink Champs’ Finally Drops Its Dave Chappelle & Black Star Episode

Drink Champs hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN take to Ohio in a new episode with Black Star, Dave Chappelle and… Read More

September 12, 2022

Robert Glasper Releases ‘Black Radio 3’ Feat. Q-Tip, H.E.R., & More

Robert Glasper releases the long-awaited third installment of his Black Radio series. More than a full year since it was… Read More

February 25, 2022

Not Even Keke Palmer Can Save Blundering Slave Revenge Film ‘Alice’ [Review]

Alice made its premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival When it comes to Black history, the pull to make a… Read More

February 7, 2022

Watch Robert Glasper The Roots, Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff & More Perform on ‘Fallon’

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper teamed up with The Roots, Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff, BJ The Chicago Kid and Amir Sulaiman… Read More

January 18, 2022

JAY-Z Gets a Star-Studded Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute Directed by Questlove

Questlove directs a touching guest-heavy salute to JAY-Z, featuring appearances from The Carters, Chris Rock, Rihanna, Lebron James, David Letterman… Read More

November 22, 2021

The Wildest Moments from Kanye West’s ‘Drink Champs’ Interview

In his first interview since the release of DONDA, Kanye West detailed the tensions between him and Drake, unloaded on Talib… Read More

November 5, 2021

Best Music Videos Of The Week: Common, Meek Mill, Kali Uchis & More

The best videos of the week include selections from Meek Mill, Asiahn, Mahalia, Burna Boy, and more.  We’ve returned to… Read More

October 1, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. BADBADNOTGOOD, Syd, 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

September 10, 2021

18 New Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 10)

The week’s top albums feature selections from Yebba, María Isabel, Jazz Cartier, Baby Keem, and more. This week was another… Read More

September 10, 2021

Stream Common’s New Album ‘A Beautiful Revolution (Pt. 2),’ Feat. Black Thought, PJ & More

Common has released the follow up to his 2020 album, A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 1). Common has released his 14th… Read More

September 10, 2021

Watch Common Freestyle Over Classic Raekwon & Group Home Tracks

Common returned to his Common Sense roots in this vicious freestyle. "Damn he near an EGOT and he's still hip-hop."… Read More

September 9, 2021

Watch Common Debut New Single “When We Move” with Black Thought and The Roots on ‘The Tonight Show’

The afrobeat-anchored single appears on the upcoming Common album, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2. Just days after announcing a sequel… Read More

August 20, 2021

Common is Dropping a Sequel to ‘A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1’ Next Month

The new Common album will feature appearances from Black Thought, PJ, Brittany Howard, and more. Common has announced a sequel… Read More

August 18, 2021

Common Reflects on The Divisive Reception to ‘Electric Circus’ and Having J Dilla as a Roommate

Common recalls the polarizing response to Electric Circus and what it was like to wake up with J Dilla making… Read More

July 27, 2021