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Elvis’ Complicated Relationship To Hip-Hop

Revisiting how Elvis became shorthand for square white taste by rappers in the '80s and '90s amid the release of the Elvis biopic.… Read More

June 27, 2022

Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned — And Black Women Will Be Most Impacted

While Black women may not unanimously agree about the legality or morality of abortion, the fact remains that they will… Read More

June 24, 2022

Drake — The Great Singles Artist — Finally Makes A Great Album With ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

Your typical Drake album isn't a meticulous body of work. Honestly, Nevermind is different. When Certified Lover Boy dropped last… Read More

June 22, 2022

Black Queer Artists Deserve To Be Awarded In Spaces That Claim To Be For Them

When it comes to the BET Awards, nominations for Black queer artists — especially out queer men —  have been… Read More

June 21, 2022

Young Thug Denied Bond in YSL RICO Case Following Day-Long Hearing

During a hearing on Thursday, Young Thug was denied bond. He is facing racketeering and gang-related charges. Young Thug was… Read More

June 2, 2022

‘Atlanta’s’ Problem With Writing Black Women Characters

Despite its hard-hitting commentary on racial issues in season three, Atlanta continues to come up short in its depictions of… Read More

May 31, 2022

Isaiah Rashad Calls Himself “Sexually Fluid” On Joe Budden’s Show, Addresses Leaked Sex Tape

On Thursday, a new episode of Joe Budden's interview show featured Isaiah Rashad opening up about his alleged sex tape… Read More

May 26, 2022

How Young Thug’s RICO Charges Set A New Precedent For Rap Lyrics Used As Evidence

Erik Nielson, c0-author of Rap on Trial, spoke with us about Young Thug's RICO case and the ongoing use of rap… Read More

May 16, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Shares Artwork For New Album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’

The Kendrick Lamar album cover arrives days after he released a new music video for his latest single. Kendrick Lamar… Read More

May 11, 2022

The Notorious B.I.G. Was Larger Than Life. This New Biography Humanizes Him [Interview]

Okayplayer spoke with Justin Tinsley about writing his Notorious B.I.G. book, It Was All A Dream: Biggie and the World… Read More

May 10, 2022

Ranking Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” Deepfakes From Least To Most Bizarre

Kendrick Lamar transforms into a handful of Black celebrities in his video for "The Heart Part 5," including Kanye West… Read More

May 9, 2022

Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock Address Their Recent Public Onstage Attacks at Secret Comedy Show

Earlier this week, Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage at The Hollywood Bowl, on Thursday evening at The Comedy Store in… Read More

May 6, 2022

The Very Best & Most On-Theme Met Gala 2022 Celebrity Looks

Celebrities showed up and showed out for the 2022 Met Gala. Coming as no surprise Cardi B stole the night… Read More

May 3, 2022

From Surprise Reunions To A New Album: A Timeline Of Yasiin Bey And Talib Kweli’s Black Star

With Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli's new Black Star album finally being released on May 3, here's a timeline of… Read More

May 2, 2022

‘Atlanta’ Continues To Highlight How White People Are Cursed By Their Own Racism

Atlanta episode "Trini 2 De Bone" detours from the main plot, instead centering the death of a nanny whose funeral… Read More

April 29, 2022

Everything We Know About The New Kendrick Lamar Album ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’

Sifting through the rumor mill chatter for a realistic idea of what fans can expect from Kendrick Lamar on his… Read More

April 29, 2022