Interview

Busta Rhymes Says J Dilla Gave Him Over 300 Beats Before He Passed

"I've always tried to represent and uphold the legacy of the late, great J Dilla, through all of my albums,"… Read More

November 23, 2020

Cardi B Takes Vogue Magazine to Her Grandmother’s Apartment in the Bronx in the Latest Episode of ’73 Questions’

The Bronx songstress played host to Vogue while holding a sleeping baby Kulture. Cardi B has been pretty quiet on… Read More

November 19, 2019

“It’s Not About Grails…it’s About Serendipity:” DJ Shadow on Sampling & Digging in The Discogs Era [Interview]

Ahead of his expansive sixth studio album, Our Pathetic Age, the legendary producer, DJ, and record collector, reflected on his… Read More

November 15, 2019

Megan Thee Stallion Talks Pimp C, Her First Show & More with Nardwuar

The Houston rapper chats about her first freestyle and also gets gifted coveted items. Megan Thee Stallion gets the official… Read More

November 6, 2019

Singer-Songwriter PJ Premieres “Run For Your Money” Song, Opens up About Her Journey in Music, Her Hiatus & More [Interview + Premiere]

Okayplayer spoke with singer PJ about her hiatus from making music, her roots in North Carolina, and her forthcoming EP.… Read More

November 1, 2019

DJ Premier Reveals the “Emotional” Process of Producing Gang Starr’s First Single in 16 Years

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by @djpremier on Sep 9, 2019 at 5:25am PDT The… Read More

September 24, 2019

India.Arie Talks About Working w/ “the Perfect Person” David Banner in the “Steady Love” Video [Interview]

We spoke with India.Arie about her latest album, Worthy, working with fellow artist David Banner, and how artists can support… Read More

June 11, 2019

Gary Clark Jr. Doesn’t Think He’s Radical, He Just Knows What Time It Is [Interview]

Gary Clark Jr. sat with Okayplayer to discuss the method to his music and message, why he doesn't consider himself… Read More

April 12, 2019

Dame Dash Talks About His Streaming Service, Nipsey Hussle’s Death & Why He Hasn’t Been to Kanye’s Sunday Service Yet [Interview]

Dame Dash talked about Dame Dash Studios, Nipsey Hussle's death, and how his apology to Lyor Cohen was misconstrued. Dame… Read More

April 9, 2019

First Look Friday: In ‘Cry 4 Help,’ Kari Faux Proved To Herself That She Could Be Vulnerable…Now She Wants Her Own Band

For this month’s First Look Friday we spend some time with Kari Faux, who is ready to take the next step in her… Read More

April 5, 2019

Watch this Action Bronson Interview Get Uncomfortable After Ghostface Killah is Mentioned

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Action Bronson (@bambambaklava) on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:41am… Read More

April 3, 2019

Megan Thee Stallion is Houston’s Q-Tip-Approved, Anime-Loving Rap Sensation [Interview]

Amid her continuing rise, we talked with Megan Thee Stallion about having Q-Tip as a mentor, her love for anime,… Read More

March 20, 2019

Jacquees Breaks Down His King of R&B Claims & Why He Has the “Utmost Respect” for Keith Sweat [Interview]

We recently caught up with controversial singer Jacquees; he talked about his King of R&B claims, where he stands with… Read More

March 5, 2019

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Speaks About His Father’s Legacy, Future Projects & Buju Banton’s Release

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley spoke about Bob Marley's legacy, his Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, and why he doesn't care… Read More

February 6, 2019

In His Own Words: Reason Talks TDE, His involvement in the Famous Dreamville Sessions & More

Reason broke down his journey as an independent rapper; what it was like to join TDE; and what really went… Read More

February 5, 2019