J. Cole

Best Hip-Hop Videos To Drop Last Week: Drake, 21 Savage, Smino & More

Last week was filled with video releases from Drake, Smino, Quavo and Lil Baby. Drake and 21 Savage reveal a… Read More

November 7, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Smino, Freddie Gibbs, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

September 30, 2022

Ari Lennox, Dreamville’s First Lady, Isn’t An Underdog Anymore

In this installment of Ari Lennox's artistic journey, age/sex/location, her honest and relatable second album sheds light on the tribulations… Read More

September 16, 2022

Ari Lennox Goes Deep On New Album ‘age/sex/location’

Ari Lennox has released her sophomore album age/sex/location with guest appearances from Summer Walker, Chlöe and Lucky Daye. Ari Lennox is back… Read More

September 9, 2022

Ari Lennox Drops ‘age/sex/location’ Appetizer, the ‘Away Message’ EP

One day prior to the release of her sophomore album age/sex/location, Ari Lennox released five-track surprise EP Away Message. Ari… Read More

September 1, 2022

Ari Lennox Drops New Summer Walker-Assisted Track ‘Queen Space’

Ari Lennox has dropped new single "Queen Space" featuring Summer Walker, due to appear on her sophomore album age/sex/location. Ari… Read More

August 31, 2022

J.I.D Offers New Single “2007” Featuring His Father, J. Cole & Ibrahim “Ib” Hamad

J.I.D has released new single "2007"  featuring his father, Carl Louis Route Jr., J. Cole and Dreamville Records president Ibrahim… Read More

August 19, 2022

Best Videos To Drop Last Week: J. Cole, JID, Rico Nasty & More

Dreamville's "Stick" video makes us believe in the art of music videos again. It's a standout that stars J. Cole,… Read More

July 25, 2022

Funk Flex & Conway The Machine Are Going Back & Forth

After Conway The Machine called out New York DJs for "gatekeeping," Funk Flex responded to the Griselda rapper in an… Read More

July 12, 2022

Listen to 6LACK Cover Yasiin Bey’s Classic “Umi Says”

As part of the second annual “Juneteenth 2022: Freedom Songs," 6LACK covers the 1999 Yasiin Bey classic "Umi Says" from… Read More

June 10, 2022

Travis Scott To Headline Day N Vegas Less Than a Year Following Astroworld Festival

Travis Scott will headline Day N Vegas, which is slated for September 2-4, his first festival performance since Astroworld in… Read More

June 7, 2022

J. Cole Keeps Longtime Promise To Fan And Attends Her College Graduation

After promising to attend the college graduation of fan Cierra Bosarge-Fussell, J. Cole appeared at her Rowan University ceremony on… Read More

May 12, 2022

7 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of April 15)

Singer Tanerélle EP 82 Moons has surfaced and it's a standout amongst this week's releases. SAULT also releases a strong effort,… Read More

April 15, 2022

Best Videos To Drop Last Week: BIA, J. Cole, Fivio Foreign & More

BIA, J. Cole, $NOT, and more shared videos that caught our attention last week. BIA leads our video roundup with… Read More

April 11, 2022

J. Cole Links with BIA on “London”

After teaming up with BIA on new single "London," J. Cole revealed that he was "blown away" by the original… Read More

April 8, 2022

The Second Dreamville Fest is Proof J. Cole’s Festival is Here to Stay

The second Dreamville Festival featured performances from Ari Lennox, Lil Baby, Wale, Rico Nasty, Ja Rule and Ashanti, and, of… Read More

April 4, 2022