Premiere: Watch DJ Rasta Root Breakdown the Story of Phife Dawg’s “Dear Dilla (Reprise)”

DJ Rasta Root, producer and longtime manager of the late Phife Dawg breaks down how he created the beat for… Read More

August 23, 2022

After Years of Anticipation, the Posthumous Phife Dawg Album ‘Forever’ Has Been Released

The first posthumous album from Phife Dawg is star-studded with features from fellow ATCQ member Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Rapsody and… Read More

March 22, 2022

Orchestral J Dilla Tribute Concert ‘Suite for Ma Dukes’ Set for First Vinyl Reissue

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's legendary J Dilla tribute is headed back to wax. After more than a decade, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's orchestral J… Read More

April 7, 2021

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Sade [Playlist]

Featuring deep cuts and classics from Mobb Deep, Black Star, MF DOOM, J Dilla, Freddie Gibbs, Snoop Dogg, and so… Read More

January 16, 2021

20 Independent Black Artists to Support on #BandcampFriday (June Edition)

Bandcamp's no-fee Friday returns, just when musicians need it most. Here are 20 independent Black artists you should think about… Read More

June 5, 2020

Preorder Common’s New Album ‘Let Love’ at the Okayplayer Shop

  Preorder Common's new album. Common hasn't released a new solo album in almost three years. That changes in August.… Read More

July 11, 2019

Kendrick Lamar, Nas, J. Cole & More React to the Death of Nipsey Hussle

Hip-hop community is in mourning Rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles… Read More

March 31, 2019

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s ‘Suite For Ma Dukes’ J Dilla Tribute Set For NYC Debut

The west coast composer is bringing his string-heavy J Dilla salute to NYC (for free) Suite For Ma Dukes -- by far… Read More

July 24, 2017

Hear Phife Dawg’s Smooth New Single “Wanna Dance” ft. Dwele [Premiere]

It's been nearly a year since hip-hop lost its comedic heart in the passing of Phife Dawg. A Tribe Called… Read More

February 14, 2017

Hear Cookin’ Soul’s Live J Dilla Tribute Set

As we settle into the bittersweet month of February, the J Dilla tributes are already beginning to make way. The… Read More

February 6, 2017

J Dilla’s ‘The Shining’ LP Getting Reissued As A Limited Edition 7″ Box Set

Record producer and rapper J Dilla continues to be celebrated well after his death (this year marked the 10th anniversary… Read More

June 6, 2016

The Art Of Cool Fest Announces 2016 Lineup feat. Terence Blanchard, Kamasi Washington & More + Revive Music Stage

The Art Of Cool Festival has announced its 2016 event lineup featuring performances from Terence Blanchard, Thundercat, Dwele, Revive Big… Read More

October 23, 2015

PRhyme Is Heading To Europe This Summer

It's been a minute since we've heard from the rap-game's Batman & Robin AKA PRhyme or the colossal musical collision… Read More

May 11, 2015

PRhyme Share A New Video For “You Should Know” feat. Dwele

It's been a minute since we've got anything in the way of sights or sounds from the rap-game Voltron that… Read More

April 1, 2015

PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier) Drop “Courtesy” (Radio Rip) + Tracklist & Cover Art

PRhyme AKA the mighty collision of Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier let loose the triumphant blapper "Courtesy" off their forthcoming… Read More

October 14, 2014