Hip-hop

Mixtape Monday: UGLY, Malik Hendricks, D2x, teedotEinsof x Loved Ones + More

New music from UGLY, Malik Hendricks, D2x, teedotEinsof x Loved Ones and more this Mixtape Monday. Straight away, Chicago artist… Read More

April 19, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Starker, Rogér Fakhr, S. Fidelity, yaya bey, Lord x dego + More

Dig new music from Starker, Rogér Fakhr, S. Fidelity, yaya bey, Lord x dego and more this Mixtape Monday. Starker… Read More

April 12, 2021

10 Ways DMX Shifted The Landscape of Hip-Hop

In celebration of his life and legacy, we highlighted ten ways DMX impacted, influenced, and changed the rap game forever.… Read More

April 10, 2021

19 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of April 9th)

This week’s new albums features rap standouts from BROCKHAMPTON, M03, Elhae, Kevo Muney, and Lakeyah.  It's a heavy day. On… Read More

April 9, 2021

A Documentary On Clyde Stubblefield, Most Sampled Drummer In Hip-Hop, Is In The Works

Titled Give The Drummer Some, the documentary will not only explore who Clyde Stubblefield was as a person, but also highlight… Read More

April 6, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Bruiser Wolf, Alecs DeLarge, SONNYJIM x Kev Brown, Bxnjamin + More

Bruiser Wolf, Alecs DeLarge, SONNYJIM x Kev Brown, Bxnjamin and more wreck shop this Mixtape Monday. Bruiser Wolf kicks off… Read More

April 5, 2021

15 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of April 2nd)

This week's new albums features an R&B comeback after 20 years and a set of debut EPs. Every week here… Read More

April 2, 2021

How Lil Nas X Subverts Pop & Satanic Panic in “Montero”

The world doesn’t know what to make of Lil Nas X and the Satan imagery found in his “Montero (Call… Read More

March 31, 2021

23 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 26th)

This week's crop of new albums features re-imagined albums, amped-up anthems, and a special jazz orchestral album. We know how… Read More

March 26, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Barry Marrow, Teller Bank$, Pink Siifu x Fly Anakin, Nappy Nina x JWords + More

Barry Marrow, Teller Bank$, Pink Siifu x Fly Anakin, Nappy Nina x JWords and more drop fire this Mixtape Monday.… Read More

March 22, 2021

23 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 19th)

This week’s crop of new albums features a mix of New York rap newcomers, R&B veterans, a couple of debuts,… Read More

March 19, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Deekapz, Donwill, bigmutha, Nate Dae, Team Dynamite + More

Mixtape Monday features new music from Deekapz, Donwill, bigmutha, Nate Dae, Team Dynamite, and more for the week of March… Read More

March 15, 2021

Mixtape Monday: YUNGMORPHEUS x ewonee, Chester Watson, MosEL, flobama + More

Dig tunes from YUNGMORPHEUS x ewonee, Chester Watson, MosEL, flobama and more this Mixtape Monday YUNGMORPHEUS and ewonee are Thumbing… Read More

March 8, 2021

19 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 5)

This week's new albums include a ton of EPs, group projects, and albums from underground legends. Every Friday at Okayplayer,… Read More

March 5, 2021

First Look Friday: Rapper Marcel Allen Feels No Pressure

We had an expansive conversation with March's First Look Friday artist, Marcel Allen. We spoke about the hip-hop era that… Read More

March 5, 2021

Are Old Rap MP3s Hip-Hop’s Hottest New Collectible?

MP3s are bubbling thanks to the influx of streaming and the fact that a whole generation of classic hip-hop songs… Read More

March 2, 2021