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

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

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

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

The Line Between Hip-Hop Journalist & Personality Is Only Getting More Blurry

The line between hip-hop journalist and online personality continues to blur as figures ranging from DJ Akademiks to N.O.R.E. practice… Read More

October 18, 2022

What Does Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’ Get Right About His Black Victims? Not Much

Is Netflix's Dahmer able to give a voice to his Black victims in spite of the series’ self-serving nature? Not quite.… Read More

October 13, 2022

Is Lil Yachty’s “Poland” Foreshadowing The Next Auto-Tune Trend?

Maybe? Possibly? What is for sure is that Lil Yachty's "Poland" has become an internet hit. "I took the wooooooock… Read More

October 12, 2022

What Is Guaranteed Income And How Could The US Provide It To Artists?

With Ireland passing the first federal guaranteed income program for artists, could the U.S. potentially do the same? As the… Read More

October 11, 2022

The 4 Best Pieces of Creative Advice From CultureCon

On Saturday, CultureCon New York took over the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn. We rounded up the best advice you need… Read More

October 10, 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

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