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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

Mixtape Monday: Teller Bank$, Batsauce, HAZ SOLO, Tha God Fahim x NicoJP, Oddisee + More

Teller Bank$, Batsauce, HAZ SOLO, Tha God Fahim x NicoJP, Oddisee and more this Mixtape Monday. Teller Bank$ is back… Read More

January 23, 2023

Frank Ocean Will Headline 2023 Coachella

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced that Frank Ocean will co-headline the two-weekend event held in April. After… Read More

January 10, 2023

Mixtape Monday: Zeelooperz, Homeboy Sandman, Quelle Chris x Cavalier, Davis, Radicule + More

Zeelooperz, Homeboy Sandman, Quelle Chris x Cavalier, Davis, Radicule and more this Mixtape Monday. Back for the new year, Zeelooperz… Read More

January 9, 2023

4 New Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of January 6)

YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Dusty Locane and French Montana unleashed albums on this New Music Friday. We're also paying attention… Read More

January 6, 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

SZA Strips Herself of Toxic Love on ‘SOS’ — And Burns Some Bridges, Too

SZA dissects her ego as she grapples with losing love, what she finds is something greater. Five years ago when… Read More

December 16, 2022

14 New Hip-Hop, R&B & Alt Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of December 9)

This week was all about SZA's sophomore album S.O.S., it's finally here. Stalley, Kamaiyah, and Sha EK also released projects. … Read More

December 9, 2022

Duke Deuce Resurrected Crunk. Now He’s Trying to Keep the Sound of Memphis Rap Alive

Okayplayer spoke to Duke Deuce about falling in love with Linkin Park and Korn, Memphis horrorcore, working with producer Hitkidd… Read More

December 6, 2022

SZA’s New Album ‘S.O.S.’ Will Feature Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Travis Scott & More

SZA has dropped the tracklist for her upcoming album, S.O.S. SZA has finally revealed the tracklist for her new album, S.O.S. … Read More

December 5, 2022

6 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of December 2)

Babyface Ray, Yungeen Ace, and RINI share projects on this New Music Friday. Curren$y also unleashes a new album. Metro… Read More

December 2, 2022

Mixtape Monday: YL + Starker x Zoomo, SHIRT, Mike + Wiki x The Alchemist, Sadat X + More

YL, Starker & Zoomo, SHIRT, Mike, Wiki & The Alchemist, Sadat X and more this Mixtape Monday. YL, Starker &… Read More

November 28, 2022

10 New Hip-Hop, Alt & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of November 18)

This week’s New Music Friday consists of albums from Busta Rhymes, Phony Ppl, Fousheé, Roddy Ricch, and more. Phony Ppl… Read More

November 18, 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

Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” May Win Some Of The Grammys’ Biggest Awards — And It’s Primarily Thanks To TikTok

The success Steve Lacy is experiencing with "Bad Habit" shows how TikTok could help a beloved song compete against today's… Read More

November 15, 2022

2023 Grammy Nominations Full List: Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar Might Do A Sweep

On Tuesday, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, and more were announced as nominees for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in… Read More

November 15, 2022