8 New Albums You Should Be Listening To (March 17)

Mac Ayres, ELHAE, EST GEE, and LQ Malique released new albums that caught our attention this week. A handful of… Read More

March 17, 2023

GloRilla Responds After Stampede At NY Concert Left 1 Dead

GloRilla has addressed reports that a crowd stampede left one dead and nine injured at her concert in Rochester, New… Read More

March 6, 2023

Best Videos To Drop Last Week: Tony Yayo, Meek Mill, PinkPantheress, Ice Spice & More

Last week video releases from Tony Yayo, Meek Mill, PinkPantheress, and Ice Spice were on our radar. Tony Yayo returns… Read More

February 6, 2023

First Look Friday: Gloss Up Is Putting On For The Lineage of Memphis Rap

For the latest First Look Friday, we spoke with Gloss Up about her roots in Memphis, coming up in the… Read More

February 3, 2023

Mixtape Monday: CRIMEAPPLE, Gloss Up, KOTA The Friend, Tab Jones, AIME + More

CRIMEAPPLE, Gloss Up, KOTA The Friend, Tab Jones, AIME, and more this Mixtape Monday. CRIMEAPPLE is up first with El… Read More

January 30, 2023

Best Videos To Drop Last Week: Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Gloss Up & More

Last week video releases from Ab-Soul, Freddie Gibbs, Headie One, and Gloss Up were on our radar. Ab-Soul and SiR… Read More

January 23, 2023

7 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of January 20)

Ice Spice and Gloss Up have dropped projects on this New Music Friday. Additional releases from Vedo and Coco Jones… Read More

January 20, 2023

Frank Ocean Will Headline 2023 Coachella

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced that Frank Ocean will co-headline the two-weekend event held in April. After… Read More

January 10, 2023

Okayplayer’s 23 Breakout Artists to Watch For in 2023

The artists to watch for in 2023 all contributed to one of the most riveting years for independent rap and… Read More

January 6, 2023

Okayplayer’s 22 Best Songs of 2022

Whether the genre was hip-hop or R&B or punk or Afrobeats or all of the above, our favorite songs of… Read More

December 22, 2022

Female Rap Dominated TikTok In 2022

Lizzo, Ice Spice, Muni Long and GloRilla all used TikTok to build their respective fanbases, also creating a surge in… Read More

December 6, 2022

Best Hip-Hop Videos To Drop Last Week: Westside Gunn, Black Star, Latto & More

Last week video releases from Metro Boomin, Westside Gunn, Latto, and GloRilla were revealed. Westside Gunn and Black Star release… Read More

December 5, 2022

Erykah Badu Talks Hip-Hop With Bronx Rapper Ice Spice

Joined by her eldest daughter Puma Curry, Erykah Badu interviewed Ice Spice on what a "munch" is, Bronx hip-hop culture… Read More

December 1, 2022

6 New Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of November 25)

This week's New Music Friday round-up includes albums from Meek Mill, Sadat and Dough Networks, Wajeed and more. We're getting… Read More

November 25, 2022

2022 American Music Awards: A Modern Take On “We Are the World,” GloRilla And Cardi B, And More

GloRilla, Cardi B, Lil Baby, Missy Elliott, JID, Yola, Ari Lennox, Stevie Wonder and more burned up the 2022 American… Read More

November 21, 2022

2023 Grammy Nominations Full List: Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar Might Do A Sweep

On Tuesday, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, and more were announced as nominees for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in… Read More

November 15, 2022