The Inevitable Success of Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ Proves Posthumous Rap Albums Aren’t Going Anywhere

Faith is the second posthumous album to come from rapper Pop Smoke. Pop Smoke's posthumous debut album, Shoot for the… Read More

July 16, 2021

Kanye West’s Sunday Service — a Religious Experience or a Celebrity Cult?

Kanye West's Sunday Service has become a private affair that looks more like a celebrity cult — the spectacle of… Read More

April 19, 2019

Gary Clark Jr. Doesn’t Think He’s Radical, He Just Knows What Time It Is [Interview]

Gary Clark Jr. sat with Okayplayer to discuss the method to his music and message, why he doesn't consider himself… Read More

April 12, 2019

First Look Friday: In ‘Cry 4 Help,’ Kari Faux Proved To Herself That She Could Be Vulnerable…Now She Wants Her Own Band

For this month’s First Look Friday we spend some time with Kari Faux, who is ready to take the next step in her… Read More

April 5, 2019

What Happens to People When a Celebrity Dies? Here’s What a Psychologist Has to Say

When a celebrity dies, why do we feel like they're our own? Why do some of us not feel at… Read More

April 3, 2019

Who Is Dr. Sebi & Why Is He Resurfacing Amid Nipsey Hussle’s Death?

How a man who once claimed he had the cure for AIDS is at the center of a conspiracy theory… Read More

April 1, 2019

From DeFord Bailey to Ray Charles to Solange: The Long Lineage of Black Country Singers Making Pop Music

An extensive examination of Black country singers and their lasting impact on artistry, from the 1920s to modern day. At… Read More

March 26, 2019