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10 DJ Drama Mixtapes That Defined the Golden Era of Gangsta Grillz

Take a look back at DJ Drama's wildly influential Gangsta Grillz mixtape series, the soundtrack to the DatPiff era of… Read More

July 12, 2022

Mary J. Blige Displayed a Triumphant Return to Form During Her ‘Royalty Tour’ Stop in Atlantic City [Review]

During the Atlantic City stop of her Royalty Tour,  Mary J. Blige was at her very best: sensual, sick and… Read More

July 22, 2019

Watch Asa Sing Through the Soul in “The Beginning” [PREMIERE]

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Asa (@asaofficial) on May 17, 2019 at 10:33am PDT… Read More

July 16, 2019

J.PERIOD Releases Striking Visual for “See the Light” Ft. Andra Day and Dead Prez

The song is featured on The RISE UP Project, executive produced by J.PERIOD, Young Guru, DJ Jazzy Jeff & DJ… Read More

June 18, 2019

Mary J. Blige to Be Honored With BET Lifetime Achievement Award

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mary J Blige (@therealmaryjblige) on May 7, 2019 at… Read More

June 13, 2019

India.Arie Talks About Working w/ “the Perfect Person” David Banner in the “Steady Love” Video [Interview]

We spoke with India.Arie about her latest album, Worthy, working with fellow artist David Banner, and how artists can support… Read More

June 11, 2019

Watch India.Arie and David Banner Serenade Each Other In “Steady Love” [Premiere]

Black love. India.Arie is back. The Grammy-Award-winning singer and songwriter just released her latest video entitled, "Steady Love." The track… Read More

May 23, 2019

Mixtape Monday: 14KT, Ohbliv, Jitwam, Don Leisure + More

Crack the seal on new music this Mixtape Monday including jams from 14KT, Ohbliv, Jitwam and Don Leisure. 14KT kicks… Read More

May 13, 2019

Abolitionist, Activist And Rap Pun: The 10 Most Outlandish Harriet Tubman Rap References

Recently, a handful of rappers have compared themselves to the legendary abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman. Kanye West just declared… Read More

August 29, 2018

Common, Questlove, Nas & More Speak Out Against Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Rappers have come out strong against Trump's new policy Last month, President Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new… Read More

June 20, 2018

Snoop Dogg Decimates The Competition During First Ever Hip-Hop All-Star Game [Recap]

@Okayplayer and Monesia Hobbs were on hand as Snoop Dogg took home the W and the MVP honors during the… Read More

February 17, 2018

Pimp C Items Archived At Houston’s Rice University

Chad "Pimp C" Butler, known as half of the legendary Houston rap duo UGK, will have his legacy further cemented… Read More

January 29, 2017

David Banner Talks ‘The God Box’ + More On The Combat Jack Show

Mississippi's own David Banner takes the hot seat on The Combat Show to talk his highly-anticipated The God Box LP… Read More

May 29, 2016

The Brilliance Of Pimp C Is Alive & Well On “Friends” ft. Nas & Juicy J

Posthumous hip-hop releases have always been a tricky thing, but thankfully all is right with the remaining catalog of legendary… Read More

November 19, 2015

Long Live The Pimp: Hear A Swaggering New Cut From The Upcoming Posthumous Pimp C Album

"This album is the culmination of years of work from not just me, but also the amazing artists and producers… Read More

November 4, 2015

Big K.R.I.T. Just Dropped A Surprise DJ Drama-Hosted Mixtape

If you've been following Big K.R.I.T. as of late, you know he's been teasing something in the way of a… Read More

October 14, 2015