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

Genius Claims to Have Caught Google Stealing Lyrics with a (No Longer) Secret Code

"Curly" and "straight" apostrophes were used to catch the tech giant "red handed." Genius, the annotation-welcoming powerhouse once accused of… Read More

June 16, 2019

Thutmose Shares His Immigrant Story with a Foreward from Erykah Badu In “Pressure” [PREMIERE]

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Thutmose 🇳🇬🦅 (@thutmose) on Oct 17, 2018 at 3:24pm… Read More

December 3, 2018

Catch Pusha T, Nas, Vic Mensa, Teyana Taylor & More at Red Bull’s New Chicago Festival

Red Bull Music Festival goes to Chicago. Red Bull Music Festival is now expanding to Chicago for the November event,… Read More

September 18, 2018

All Of The Elites Flew In For Teyana Taylor’s ‘Keep That Same Energy’ Listening Session [Recap]

Poisontunia wat dey callahhhh #KTSE #DuragWitDaCapeOut #MOOD #CIROCTHESUMMER #CirocPeach🍑 #NewAmbassador @ciroc #Ad A post shared by Jimmy Neutch- Shumpert (@teyanataylor)… Read More

June 22, 2018

SXSW Day 5: Desiigner, Earl St. Clair, Karriem Riggins & More [Gallery]

Photos of Day 5 of SXSW taken by Vickey Ford of Sneakshot for Okayplalyer. Our favorite photographer, the one and… Read More

March 19, 2017

Alex Trebek Raps Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West & Desiigner On ‘Jeopardy!’

Last night, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek rapped lyrics from Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Drake and Desiigner. The episode featured a category called… Read More

February 21, 2017

Watch Desiigner Freestyle For a Visibly-Confused Funkmaster Flex

The last time Desiigner delivered some semblance of a "freestyle" he unintentionally landed mumble rap poster child status. It spawned… Read More

February 17, 2017

2017 Grammys: See The Full List of Winners And Nominees

Chance The Rapper accepts an award at the 2017 Grammys. (Matt Sayles/Invision, via Associated Press) The 2017 Grammy Awards are… Read More

February 13, 2017

Pro Era’s Kirk Knight Releases Expansive Sample Pack

Pro Era producer Kirk Knight has released his debut sample pack, which features a number of beats that have appeared… Read More

January 23, 2017

Lupe Fiasco Announces Release Date For “DROGAS Light”

Lupe Fiasco said in a recent Twitter tirade that he wasn't releasing any more music, but it looks like he… Read More

December 24, 2016

Staff Picks: William E. Ketchum III’s Best Albums of 2016

Mumble rap surely made its mark over the last 12 months with the ascension of acts like Young Thug and… Read More

December 23, 2016

Here’s The Full List Of 2017 Grammy Nominations

In case you missed the memo, the 2017 Grammys are just a few months away. And the year's been heavy… Read More

December 6, 2016

Watch Common Talk About The Importance Of G.O.O.D. Music

  Chicago MC Common sat down with the folks at Fader to talk about the origins of the label G.O.O.D. Music… Read More

November 1, 2016

Watch Desiigner Rap Some Colorful Bars Over ‘The Addams Family’ Theme Song

Brooklyn born rapper and dabbing extraordinaire Desiigner sat down (or attempted to sit) with the folks over at Genius to offer… Read More

November 1, 2016

‘Kanye’s Laboratory’ Cartoon Finally Explains The Creation of Desiigner

For months now, music lovers and scientists alike have searched for the precise chemical catalyst/supernatural phenomenon that brought Desiigner into… Read More

October 31, 2016