The Selling of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

It takes a dream team of creatives to put together an album like The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. This is… Read More

August 25, 2021

Amindi is Back For the Very First Time

Amindi's debut EP nice is a product of years of self-reflection and ups and downs within the entertainment industry. It's… Read More

July 28, 2021

Exclusive: Roy Ayers, Meshell Ndegeocello, & Robert Glasper to Headline The 2021 BRIC JazzFest

The 2021 BRIC JazzFest will return with an all-virtual event, featuring some of the most talented jazz musicians working. After… Read More

March 3, 2021

Megan Thee Stallion is Houston’s Q-Tip-Approved, Anime-Loving Rap Sensation [Interview]

Amid her continuing rise, we talked with Megan Thee Stallion about having Q-Tip as a mentor, her love for anime,… Read More

March 20, 2019

Jacquees Breaks Down His King of R&B Claims & Why He Has the “Utmost Respect” for Keith Sweat [Interview]

We recently caught up with controversial singer Jacquees; he talked about his King of R&B claims, where he stands with… Read More

March 5, 2019

“There Hasn’t Been a Movement Like This…Since the ‘90s:” Benny The Butcher Talks Griselda Records, the Making of ‘Tana Talk 3’ & More [Interview]

Okayplayer sat down with Benny The Butcher and candidly talked about his upbringing, how he joined Griselda, the making of… Read More

February 20, 2019

In His Own Words: Reason Talks TDE, His involvement in the Famous Dreamville Sessions & More

Reason broke down his journey as an independent rapper; what it was like to join TDE; and what really went… Read More

February 5, 2019

Mick Jenkins Talks Growing Up in Chicago, Jill Scott’s Influence & the Project He’s Working on w/ Kaytranada [INTERVIEW]

Mick Jenkins talked about the making of his new album, what it's like getting a verse from Ghostface Killah, and… Read More

January 23, 2019

After A Decade of Grinding, 2018 Was Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Victory Lap’

Nipsey Hussle's independence has earned him legitimacy and respect. No one is scoffing at the idea that the Grammy-nominated project… Read More

December 19, 2018

In His Own Words: How Roc Marciano Independently Released Three of the Best Rap Albums of 2018

In a span of a year, Roc Marciano dropped: R2: The Bitter Dose, Behold a Dark Horse, and Kaos with… Read More

December 12, 2018

How Ivy Queen Made A Space For Women in Latin Hip-Hop

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ivy Queen (@ivyqueendiva) on Dec 1, 2018 at 2:37pm… Read More

December 11, 2018

Teddy Riley Talks the History of New Jack Swing, Returning to Apollo & What Michael Jackson Taught Him About Music

We spoke to Teddy Riley about his life and his music, growing up in Harlem, his legacy as the creator… Read More

December 6, 2018

Robert Glasper Talks About His Musical Roots, New August Greene Music & Why He Has No Regrets About His Lauryn Hill Comments [INTERVIEW]

  We caught up with veteran pianist Robert Glasper; he talked about his eventful year, what he has planned for… Read More

December 4, 2018

MC Lyte Speaks on the Legacy of Her Iconic Debut ‘Lyte as a Rock’ [INTERVIEW]

MC Lyte spoke with us about the impact of Lyte as a Rock, beef between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj,… Read More

November 29, 2018

The Rise and Fall of 6ix9ine: The Boy Who Cried Clout

The contentious social media persona, criminal controversy, and thirst for beef helped 6ix9ine ascend, and also led to his downfall.… Read More

November 20, 2018

A Timeline of Rappers Dissing Presidents on Wax

From Public Enemy to Tupac Shakur to Nas to Lil Wayne, rappers have not been scared to come after sitting… Read More

November 13, 2018