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9 New Hip-Hop, R&B & Jazz Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 23)

This week is stacked with a bunch of releases from Cam'ron, Muni Long, Lakeyah, and more. DreamDoll and Dess Dior… Read More

September 23, 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

Ari Lennox, Dreamville’s First Lady, Isn’t An Underdog Anymore

In this installment of Ari Lennox's artistic journey, age/sex/location, her honest and relatable second album sheds light on the tribulations… Read More

September 16, 2022

10 New Hip-Hop, R&B & Jazz Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of September 16)

Braxton Cook's Black Mona Lisa EP is of the most refreshing projects to drop this week. Mariah Carey is celebrating… 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

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

Musical chameleon Santigold releases Spirituals, an exuberant and energetic album.  Ari Lennox’s highly anticipated sophomore album age/sex/location is finally here.… Read More

September 9, 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

TikTok Has Helped Steve Lacy Top The Charts. Could This Happen For Other Rising Artists Too?

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

September 7, 2022

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

Ari Lennox gives her fans a treat with her latest project Away Message featuring Summer Walker. In preparation for her… Read More

September 2, 2022

Why Is A Random R. Kelly Album Cut Leading One Of TikTok’s Latest Trends?

As R. Kelly is currently on trial for federal charges of child pornography, a song of his has recently become… Read More

September 2, 2022

A$AP Rocky Drops New Song “Our Destiny” Featuring Playboi Carti

A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti previously linked up on "New Choppa" which released in 2017. On Friday, A$AP Rocky surprise… Read More

September 2, 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

Meechy Darko Has Found His Own Voice (And Started A Juice Bar, Too)

With his solo debut Gothic Luxury, Meechy Darko pushed himself to find his own sound. We speak with him about… Read More

August 30, 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