Intersections and subcultures 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

The Kid Mero is Already on to the Next Phase of His Career

The Kid Mero spoke with Okayplayer about sports fandom, what’s next in his career post-Desus & Mero, and more. Just… Read More

August 26, 2022

The RAP Act Would Ban Lyrics From Being Used as Evidence — But is it Enough?

The Restoring Artistic Protection ACT — or RAP Act — would place legal guidelines on when, and how, lyrics can… Read More

August 25, 2022

In Her Own Words: Lakeyah on Being a “Rapper That Influences”

In her own words, buzzing Milwaukee rapper Lakeyah talks about how she sees her role as a prominent woman in… Read More

August 25, 2022

Eshu Tune (aka Hannibal Buress) is the First Rapper to Bowl a Spare While Rapping Live

Hannibal Buress has built a career as a successful comedian and thespian. Now he's giving rap a go. We shadowed… Read More

August 24, 2022

‘Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1’ Details the Era Where Streetball Ruled

We spoke to Kevin Wilson, Jr., the director of Netflix's Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1, about documenting the… Read More

August 23, 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

Dan Perlman On Creating Season Two of Flatbush Misdemeanors

We chatted with Dan Perlman co-creator and executive producer of the comedy Flatbush Misdemeanors. He divulged his thoughts on the… Read More

August 19, 2022

Terence Etc. Found Balance in the Chaos of Creating His Debut Album

Terence Etc. discusses the creation of his new album, V O R T E X, finding a kindred and inspiring… Read More

August 18, 2022

Behind the Beat: JoogSZN on Why Drakeo the Ruler is One of the LA Greats

For Behind the Beat, Thomas Hobbs spent time in LA with JoogSZN. The producer talked about his partnership with the… Read More

August 17, 2022

Big Teak’s Story Arc Displays Why ‘P-Valley’ is One of the Best Shows on TV

Big Teak's heartbreaking story in the second season of P-Valley sparks an important conversation around mental health and Black men. Even… Read More

August 16, 2022

How Professors Are Making A Case For Hip-Hop In Academia

Over the course of 30 years, hip-hop has been on a journey to becoming more respected in academia. For these… Read More

August 16, 2022

In Her Own Words: How KaMillion Became the Breakout Star of ‘Rap Sh!t’

In her own words, rapper and actor KaMillion talks about HBO Max's Rap Sh!t, balancing her music and acting career,… Read More

August 12, 2022

10 Live Old-School Hip-Hop Tapes You Can Stream on YouTube

From The Cold Crush Brothers legendary battle with The Fantastic Five to a teenaged Rakim freestyling with a young Biz… Read More

August 11, 2022

Despite Rising Gas Prices Houston’s Slab Culture Continues to Ride on

High gas prices have hit Americans' pockets everywhere, but slabs — and their owners — have held on in Houston.… Read More

August 10, 2022

In His Own Words: Bun B Went From Having the Illest Verses to Cooking the Trillest Burgers

In his own words, Bun B talked about his rap career and having the trillest burgers in the game. Bun… Read More

August 5, 2022