Independence

From Prodigy to Kendrick Lamar: Famed Photographer Estevan Oriol Tells the Stories Behind His Most Iconic Shots

Legendary photographer Estevan Oriol has taken more than a half-million photos throughout a career that has spanned over 25 years.… Read More

July 30, 2019

Ho99o9 Is Climbing The Ranks Of Hard Rock — One Chaotic Show At A Time

Ho99o9 exists at a time where music isn't as restrained by genre labels as it used to be. The duo… Read More

July 29, 2019

T3 & Young RJ Breakdown the Legacy of Slum Village, the Influence of J. Dilla & More [Interview]

Okayplayer caught up with T3 and Young RJ  to discuss Slum Village's rotating members, J Dilla’s influence, and the legacy of… Read More

July 17, 2019

“The Music Industry Was Detonating Underneath Us…” billy woods Reminisces About the Post-‘Funcrusher Plus’ Years of Indie-Rap [Interview]

We sat down with the typically low key veteran rapper billy woods. He talked about making Hiding places with Kenny… Read More

July 12, 2019

King Vader, CalebCity & RDCworld1 Are Using Anime To Build Their Own Viral Worlds

King Vader, CalebCity, and RDCworld1 are black creatives who've become known for their viral anime-based comedy videos. But the creatives… Read More

July 10, 2019

In His Own Words: Five Animes You Should Watch If You’re Trying To Get Into Anime, According to King Vader

King Vader, the viral creative known for videos like Hood Naruto, is an anime enthusiast. So, here are his recommendations… Read More

July 10, 2019

First Look Friday: Meet Donavon — the Soul of the Algorithm & Disciple of D’Angelo

On the first Friday of every month we take a look at one artist you need to be familiar with;… Read More

July 5, 2019

From Chance the Rapper to Frank Ocean: Hip-Hop’s Bootleg Vinyl Problem

Even in the age of streaming, vinyl purchases are at a steady incline. And bootleg vinyl — which could be… Read More

July 1, 2019