Questlove Says Will Smith Dropped Out of 2023 Grammys Performance

Questlove gives some insight behind the slated hip-hop tribute happening during the 65th Grammy Awards. It’s no secret that this… Read More

February 5, 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

HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Turns a Prestige Game Into Prestige TV

HBO's The Last of Us expands on the lore of the game all while remaining a faithful live-action adaptation to the source… Read More

January 17, 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

Megan Thee Stallion Ex-Friend’s Tape Played At Trial, Says Tory Lanez Fired Gun

Key findings came out during day five of the Tory Lanez trial when Megan Thee Stallion's ex-friend's recording was played.… Read More

December 16, 2022

Gunna Negotiates Plea Deal in YSL RICO Case, To Be Released From Jail

In a statement, Gunna shared: "When I became affiliated with YSL in 2016, I did not consider it a ‘gang’;… Read More

December 14, 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

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

Takeoff’s Alleged Killer Has Been Arrested in Houston

An arrest has been made pertaining to the death of Migos rapper Takeoff in Houston, Texas.  Houston's Police Department announced… 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