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How Seriously Should Creatives Take the Rick Rubin Book?

In the new Rick Rubin book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, it's unclear who or what the producer… Read More

February 3, 2023

Grammy Predictions 2023: Our Guesses at Who’ll Win the Big Four (And Other Categories)

Will Beyoncé win over Adele? Will Steve Lacy have his breakout moment? Will Kendrick have a rap takeover? Here's our… Read More

February 2, 2023

What’s AP African American Studies and Why Has Florida Banned It?

Here's what to know about AP African American Studies and why the course has become a topic of discussion recently.… Read More

February 1, 2023

Has the Rap Industry Reached its Come to Queerness Moment With Male Rappers?

With the rise of Black feminine gay rappers, male queerness in hip-hop has become less taboo than it’s been before.… Read More

January 4, 2023

Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Shouldn’t Be Overshadowed By Tim Burton’s History With Black Characters

The way Wednesday sets up its Black characters has led to discussions around Tim Burton's complicated history of mishandling Black characters. Starring… Read More

December 2, 2022

A Closer Look at the Women Directors of ‘Queen Sugar’ and the Mark They’re Making in Hollywood

With Queen Sugar ending, we're taking a closer look at the women directors Ava DuVernay selected to help her bring the… Read More

November 29, 2022

Hurricane G Deserves To Be Seen As A Female Rap Pioneer

Hurricane G should be recognized among the best female rappers to ever exist, as well as some of rap's other… Read More

November 17, 2022

Why It’s Important That Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Is Nominated For Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

If Beyoncé were to win, this would make her the second Black artist to win the award. It shouldn't come… Read More

November 15, 2022

Same Tricks, Different Punchlines

Aside from his remarks on anti-semitism amid the backlash Kanye and Kyrie have received, Dave Chappelle played it pretty safe… Read More

November 14, 2022

The 15 Best ‘Atlanta’ Episodes

With Donald Glover's Atlanta having come to an end, these are the 15 best episodes across its four season run. Prior to Atlanta making… Read More

November 11, 2022

Freddie Gibbs Is Done Selling His Soul

Freddie Gibbs spoke with Okayplayer about his first major label release $oul $old $eparately, his love for Rick James, and… Read More

November 9, 2022

Violence In Hip-Hop Is Serious — Until It’s A Woman

How Drake's "joke" line about Megan Thee Stallion serves as a harsh reminder of the selective protection of hip-hop artists.… Read More

November 7, 2022

‘Hip Hop Homicides’ Wants To Be More Than Your Typical True Crime Show

Hip Hop Homicides executive producer Mona Scott-Young and host Van Lathan spoke with us about the series, and what they… Read More

November 3, 2022

The ‘Wendell & Wild’ Soundtrack Is A Crash Course For Getting Into Black Rock And Punk Music

In using Black rock and punk music, Wendell & Wild celebrates genres of music Black people have long been disregarded and erased… Read More

October 31, 2022

Who Is Going To Be Black Panther In ‘Wakanda Forever’? Here’s Our Predictions

A few weeks out from the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and fans still don't know who will be picking… Read More

October 27, 2022

‘House Of The Dragon’s’ Black Velaryons Are A Refreshing Change In ‘Game Of Thrones’ TV Universe

How House of the Dragon has succeeded — and come up short — in its inclusion of Black Velaryons as… Read More

October 24, 2022