Pete Rock Has Joined Conway The Machine in Going After Funkmaster Flex

Pete Rock and Conway The Machine are beefing online with Funk Flex, who called Pete a "fraud" and Conway a… Read More

July 15, 2022

11 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of May 27)

Kamaiyah's album Divine Timing, out today is a fiery and ambitious effort. UMI has captured our attention once again with… Read More

May 27, 2022

Benny The Butcher Leans on The Alchemist & Daringer on ‘Tana Talk 4’

Benny The Butcher releases his first project of 2022, Tana Talk 4, with appearances from J. Cole, Diddy and more. Four… Read More

March 11, 2022

Conway The Machine Finally Makes His Shady Records Debut with ‘God Don’t Make Mistakes’

His Shady Records debut, new Conway the Machine album God Don't Make Mistakes features Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Jill Scott, T.I. and… Read More

February 25, 2022

Watch Benny the Butcher & J. Cole Link Up in the “Johnny P’s Caddy” Video

Benny the Butcher and J. Cole team up in new video for "Johnny P's Caddy" from the Buffalo rapper's upcoming… Read More

January 28, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Che Noir, QThree, Starker x Al.divino, Ace SL, Allah Preme x Mallori Knox + More

Che Noir, QThree, Starker x Al.divino, Ace SL, Allah Preme x Mallori Knox and more this Mixtape Monday. Che Noir… Read More

January 24, 2022

2021 BET Awards: Best Moments Featuring Jazmine Sullivan, Megan Thee Stallion, DMX’s Tribute, & More

Hip-hop and R&B were on display for much of the 2021 BET Awards hosted at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater. Megan… Read More

June 28, 2021

The DMX Tribute at the 2021 BET Awards was Outstanding

BET's DMX tribute was star-studded and powerful. DMX got the tribute a rapper like himself deserved.  Swizz Beatz, the Lox, Busta… Read More

June 28, 2021

2021 BET Awards: Best Performances Featuring Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R., DaBaby & More

The 2021 BET Awards hosted by Taraji P. Henson has featured Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Ari Lennox and… Read More

June 27, 2021

Mach-Hommy and Westside Gunn Tour Brooklyn in the “Folie A Deux” Video

Mach-Hommy drops the first set of visuals from Pray for Haiti. On Monday, the Griselda onslaught continued as Newark MC Mach-Hommy… Read More

June 7, 2021

DMX’s New Single “Hood Blues” Ft. Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher & Conway The Machine Is Here

“Hood Blues” is the first single from DMX’s final album Exodus. The album will feature appearances from Jay-Z, Nas, Alicia… Read More

May 25, 2021

Mach-Hommy Drops Conductor Williams-Produced Single “The Stellar Ray Theory”

Mach-Hommy releases his first offering from the Pray for Haiti album. On Wednesday, Mach-Hommy released "The Stellar Ray Theory," the first single… Read More

May 19, 2021

The Best Moments From the Redman vs. Method Man 4/20 Edition ‘Verzuz’ Battle

Redman and Method Man have been releasing music that's spoken to their prestigious spots in the rap canon for nearly… Read More

April 21, 2021

Benny The Butcher Dispels Rumors of Griselda Tensions

In a recent interview, the Buffalo rapper addressed speculation over the lack of Griselda features on his new album, The… Read More

March 28, 2021

Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud Team Up for Cinematic Single “Thanksgiving”

Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud's The Plugs I Met 2 arrives March 19th. On Friday, Benny the Butcher and Harry… Read More

March 12, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: Jazmine Sullivan, Madlib, and More [Playlist]

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

January 8, 2021