20 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of June 18)

This week's batch of new albums includes bonus tracks from the Migos, a hip-hop supergroup, and many more. Every week… Read More

June 18, 2021

Goldlink and Ari Lennox Cover Fela Kuti’s “Sorrow, Tears & Blood”

The new Goldlink track appears on Global Citizen's Stand Up compilation. On Friday, DMV natives Goldlink and Ari Lennox teamed up to… Read More

December 18, 2020

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Jazmine Sullivan, GoldLink, and More

The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s… Read More

November 20, 2020

DJ Critical Hype Blends J. Cole With The Neptunes on ‘In Search Of…Cole’ Mixtape

The tape features unreleased acapellas from J. Cole. DJ Critical Hype has returned. On Tuesday, the blend master released his… Read More

April 21, 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

Irish Hip-Hop Duo Hare Squead Unleashes ‘Superweird’ EP

With Superweird, the Irish hip-hop duo continues carving out its unconventional sound. Irish hip-hop group Hare Squead finally unveils their… Read More

March 20, 2020

Tyler the Creator Calls Grammys Rap, Urban Categories “A Politically Correct Way to Say the N-Word”

After winning Best Rap Album honors for Igor, Tyler admitted that he felt conflicted. Tyler the Creator won his first Grammy… Read More

January 27, 2020

Watch Tyler, the Creator, Boyz II Men, & Charlie Wilson Perform at the 2020 Grammys

Tyler was joined by Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson, who opened up their performance by doing "EARFQUAKE."  Rapper Tyler,… Read More

January 26, 2020

Former Grammys CEO Accuses Academy of Misconduct, Discrimination

  Deborah Dugan filed an official complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday. Last Thursday, the Recording Academy… Read More

January 22, 2020

Stream Mac Miller’s Posthumous Album ‘Circles’

Mac Miller's Circles album is here. Mac Miller's final studio album has been released. The album, called Circles, is described… Read More

January 17, 2020

DaBaby’s “Suge” Makes Barack Obama’s Favorite Music of 2019 List

  Tracks from Summer Walker, KAYTRANADA, and Burna Boy also made the cut. Former President Barack Obama shared his favorite… Read More

December 30, 2019

Okayplayer’s 19 Best Songs of 2019

When crafting our best songs of 2019 list, we didn't try to pinpoint the narrative of 2019 or try to… Read More

December 18, 2019

KAYTRANADA Wants to Release Another Album Within Months In an interview with Apple Music, KAYTRANADA revealed his plans to release leftovers from BUBBA in the coming months. Fresh… Read More

December 16, 2019

Goldlink Releases “Joke Ting” Music Video Ft. Justine Skye

The video also features UK actor/artist Blakie from Netflix's Top Boy. Goldlink has unveiled the music video for his single… Read More

December 16, 2019

Stream Kaytranada’s New Album ‘Bubba,’ Featuring Pharrell, Teedra Moses, & More

Kaytranada's Bubba features appearances from Pharrell, Teedra Moses, Mick Jenkins, and more. Kaytranada has released his sophomore album, Bubba. The… Read More

December 13, 2019

Watch Anderson .Paak Do Every Popular Rap Dance He Can In ‘Price Is Right’ Appearance Teaser

Anderson .Paak might be the first person to ever hit the Milly Rock on The Price is Right stage. Looks like Anderson… Read More

December 11, 2019