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‘Wendell & Wild’ Is A Frustrating, Noble Effort By Henry Selick And Jordan Peele

Wendell & Wild, Henry Selick's first film since 2009, premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. It'll be available… Read More

September 27, 2022

Forever Cool: Babyface’s Legacy Is In His Artistic Evolution

Over 36 years into his solo career, Babyface's journey from go-to hitmaker to legend is defined by his ability to evolve… Read More

September 21, 2022

The Dangers Of Artists Not Controlling Their Stans

Experts discuss how artists have the power to intervene in dangerous or overzealous behaviors by their most devout fans, known… Read More

September 16, 2022

Santigold Refuses To Treat Music Like It’s Disposable

Okayplayer spoke with Santigold about Spirituals, getting acknowledged by Beyoncé, and the different ways she’s exploring herself creatively. Santi “Santigold”… Read More

September 15, 2022

A DJ Guide To Black Dance Music Classics — From Chicago House To New Jersey Club

Amid Beyoncé and Drake dropping dance-centric albums, here's a guide to the classics of Black dance music subgenres — from… Read More

September 14, 2022

Biden’s Student Loan Relief Will Help Black Borrowers Most — But Is It Enough?

Biden's relief is an unexpected but welcomed start for Black student loan borrowers, but some feel more can be done.… Read More

September 13, 2022

An AI Expert On How FN Meka Is Just the Beginning of AI Rappers

AI expert Charles L. Isbell, Jr. spoke with us about the ethics behind FN Meka, and how AI rappers —… Read More

September 8, 2022

First Look Friday: Sandy Benjamin Recalls the Past to Make Us Appreciate the Present on Debut Album

On Low Income Browsing, Sandy Benjamin uses the surreal nature of our memories to show us what we miss in… Read More

September 2, 2022

How ‘Boondocks’ Producer Carl Jones Turned Megan Thee Stallion Into An Anime Badass For ‘Traumazine’

Okayplayer spoke with Jones about creating the Traumazine visualizers, Megan Thee Stallion being an anime stan, The Boondocks’ relevance in… Read More

August 22, 2022

Despite Rising Gas Prices Houston’s Slab Culture Continues to Ride on

High gas prices have hit Americans' pockets everywhere, but slabs — and their owners — have held on in Houston.… Read More

August 10, 2022

Vic Mensa is Behind Illinois’ First Black-Owned Cannabis Brand

Vic Mensa just started Illinois' first Black-owned cannabis brand, which he’s also using to send books to incarcerated people in… Read More

August 9, 2022

First Look Friday: DOMi & JD BECK’s Biggest Fan Is Anderson .Paak — And For Good Reason

For this First Look Friday we spoke with DOMi and JD BECK about their debut album Not Tight, Anderson .Paak being… Read More

August 5, 2022

Why Beyoncé And Lizzo Saying “Spaz” Is Complicated

Amid Lizzo and Beyoncé using the word "spaz" in their music, people have come to learn about the word's complicated… Read More

August 2, 2022

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Honors Black And Queer Dance Music’s Legacy

Beyoncé's Renaissance serves as a love letter to Black queer pioneers of dance music from the past and present. Beyoncé has… Read More

August 1, 2022

The Need For Black Sign Language Interpreters In Hip-Hop

Black sign language interpreters are fighting for visibility in hip-hop both on and offline. Before he worked with Chance the… Read More

July 21, 2022

Laz Alonso Explains Why Mother’s Milk Wears Hip-Hop Tees In ‘The Boys’

What began as an accident has since become an integral part of Mother's Milk character in The Boys TV series. There's many… Read More

July 13, 2022