In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future for Black Unsung Heroes Who Make Tours Happen?

COVID-19 has ripped the touring industry open, putting hundreds of Black professionals out of work and exposing the interconnectivity required… Read More

May 5, 2020

Okayplayer’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech, Culture, Books & More

Our top holiday gift guide picks include must-haves from Pyer Moss, Sonos and more. The holidays are swiftly approaching. That… Read More

November 22, 2019

Jidenna Talks About How 2 Chainz Inspired His ’85 to Africa’ in the Latest Episode of Moments With

We chopped it up with Jidenna to talk growing up in a Nigerian household, working with 2 Chainz, inclusion &… Read More

September 17, 2019

A Weekend at Afropunk 2019 — the Blackest Festival in the Country [Photo Recap]

Afropunk 2019 featured performances from Jill Scott, Goldlink, FKA twiggs, and more. There aren't a lot of festivals like Afropunk.… Read More

August 26, 2019

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Raphael Saadiq, Little Brother, Rapsody and More [Playlist]

Slip into weekend mode with a fresh haul of essentials. Happy Release Day, good people. The final stretch of the… Read More

August 23, 2019

The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week – ft. Miles Davis, Black Milk, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and More

With guest spots from RZA, Anderson .Paak and Future. Happy Release Day, good people. It's Chance's Big Day, but there's so… Read More

July 26, 2019

Okayplayer’s 19 Breakout Artists To Watch For In 2019

In 2018, we were inundated with music. Things don't seem to be letting up anytime soon. Here are the 19… Read More

January 4, 2019

First Look Friday: SAINt JHN Won’t Stop Until He’s a Superstar

On the first Friday of every month we put the spotlight on one up-and-coming artist; for December's First Look Friday we take… Read More

December 7, 2018

How ‘Luke Cage’ Is Cheo Hodari Coker’s Love Song To Hip-Hop [Interview]

With Luke Cage moments away from being on Netflix, Jazmine Joyner spoke with Cheo Hodari Coker about how hip-hop influenced… Read More

June 22, 2018

Stream Jidenna’s Surprise New EP ‘Boomerang’

A post shared by Jidenna (@jidenna) on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:03pm PST Jidenna returns with his second project of… Read More

November 10, 2017

Watch Rapsody, Leikeli47, Kash Doll and Tokyo Jetz in BET’s 2017 Cypher

Cypher season is officially in effect Tomorrow night, October 10th, the BET Hip-Hop Awards will hit the air for the… Read More

October 9, 2017

Roman GianArthur Returns with a Seductive Summer Slow Jam

Wondaland's ace in the hole is back with a whole new groove Roman GianArthur and summer are a winning pair.… Read More

July 11, 2017

Yasiin Bey Announces Farewell Performance in Atlanta

One last live and direct set from the eccentric Brooklyn legend At the top of 2016, Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly… Read More

June 6, 2017

SXSW Day 5: The Roots, Brandy, T.I. & More [Recap]

Photos of Day 5 of SXSW taken by Vickey Ford of Sneakshot for Okayplayer. The Roots are purveyors of good… Read More

March 19, 2017

OG Ron C Gives The ‘Moonlight’ Soundtrack a Purple, Chopped (Never Slopped) Recalibration

Yesterday, Moonlight took home a grip of golden statuettes at the Oscars, including the award for "Best Picture" (in what was hands-down… Read More

February 27, 2017

Jidenna Chases The One That Got Away In New “Bambi” Video

Pastor: "Speak now or forever hold your..." Jidenna: "Hold my beer." Last week finally saw the arrival of a debut… Read More

February 23, 2017