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De La Soul Celebrated The Life and Legacy of Trugoy The Dove with Rap Royalty in NYC

On the eve of their streaming debut proper, De La Soul put one up for the late Trugoy The Dove… Read More

March 3, 2023

Behind The Beat: How Mos Def & Diamond D Created “Hip Hop,” the Epicenter of ‘Black On Both Sides’

Released just over 23 years ago, “Hip Hop” sits at the epicenter of Mos Def’s classic debut, Black On Both… Read More

November 1, 2022

13 Odd ‘Verzuz’ Matchups That Actually Make a Lot of Sense the More You Think About It

On Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland attempt to pair artists with similar career arcs and fan bases. We thought it… Read More

August 31, 2020

Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey “In the Final Stages” of Madlib-Produced Black Star Album

Kweli broke the news in an interview with Jimmy Fallon. On Wednesday, Talib Kweli joined Jimmy Fallon for a brief… Read More

June 4, 2020

Mixtape Monday: Shabazz Palaces, Anwar HighSign, Killamanzego, Alphonse x Furozh + More

Mixtape Monday packs in new music from Shabazz Palaces, Anwar HighSign, Killamanzego, Alphonse & Furozh plus more. Shabazz Palaces kick… Read More

April 20, 2020

Shabazz Palaces’ ‘The Don of Diamond Dreams’ Album is Finally Here

The group also released the video for "Wet." After weeks of anticipation, Shabazz Palaces' new album The Don of Diamond Dreams… Read More

April 17, 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

The Story of Fat Beats Told Through These Eight Iconic Records

We talked with Joseph "DJ Jab" Abajian and Non-Phixion's DJ Eclipse about the most impactful records Fat Beats has distributed,… Read More

August 10, 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

O.C. of D.I.T.C. Drops Head Nodding Track “Serious” + Announces New Album

O.C. of D.I.T.C. is back with a new single and has also announced a new album. The head nod inducing single, which is… Read More

January 18, 2017

D.I.T.C. Returns As Fat Joe, Lord Finesse And Diamond D Body New Single

Diggin' In The Crates doesn't always get the credit it deserves as one of the best rap crews of the… Read More

October 10, 2016

Master P, Bun B, ATLiens Serve Game At This Year’s A3C Festival

A3C Festival photos taken by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer. The impending Hurricane Matthew could not stop ATLiens and hip-hop… Read More

October 9, 2016

OKP Premiere: Diamond D Shares His Gritty New Clip For “Jose Feliciano”

When Bronx legend Diamond D dropped his 2014 LP The Diam Piece, it hit us like a rush of crisp… Read More

August 27, 2015

OKP Premiere: Diamond D & Scram Jones Prove They “Ain’t The One To Fuc Wit” In A Tuff New Video

Late last year, hip-hop legend and producer extraordinaire Diamond D let loose the massive compilation The Diam Piece with lyrical… Read More

July 8, 2015

Black Rob Talks Bad Boy & More On The Combat Jack Show

Back like "whoa", uptown MC Black Rob was the latest to take the hot seat to talk his rise as… Read More

April 24, 2015

Educate Your Ears With Futuronostro’s Epic “Sims Samples” Hip-Hop Mixtape

A mixtape can serve any number of purposes. Some are ideal for kicking back with friends, others are club bangers… Read More

February 26, 2015