Okayplayer’s Best Songs of 2020

Artists have gotten us through so much this year. It’s only right we return the favor in any little way… Read More

December 22, 2020

“I Ain’t Gonna Out Rap The Muthaf**ka”: Nick Cannon Recalls Wanting To Fight Eminem Over Mariah Carey Comments

Nick Cannon had even suggested that him and Eminem set up a boxing match for charity. Although Nick Cannon is… Read More

February 4, 2020

The 2010s: The Most Influential Rappers of the Decade

As we prepare to enter a new decade, these are the rappers who sculpted the 2010s. Here are the 10… Read More

December 30, 2019

The 2010s: The 25 Best Rap Verses of the Decade

There are star-making verses from up-and-comers at the time; poignant, soul-baring confessionals; and verses that hold resonance for reasons beyond… Read More

December 13, 2019

First Look Friday: Mavi Wants To Embolden And Liberate Black People With His Music

On the first Friday of every month, we put the spotlight on one up-and-coming artist. For this month’s First Look Friday… Read More

December 6, 2019

Stream Shafiq Husayn’s New Album ‘The Loop,’ ft. Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Anderson .Paak, and More

  View this post on Instagram   Roll thru Miami, its time. @luckyrecordsmiami @1800lucky A post shared by Shafiq Husayn… Read More

March 30, 2019

HBO Announces Release Date of Controversial Michael Jackson Doc ‘Leaving Neverland’

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtjhHZhAz0Q/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link After premiering to critical praise and the ire of the Michael Jackson estate at Sundance, Dan Reed's embattled Leaving… Read More

February 10, 2019

In His Own Words: How Roc Marciano Independently Released Three of the Best Rap Albums of 2018

In a span of a year, Roc Marciano dropped: R2: The Bitter Dose, Behold a Dark Horse, and Kaos with… Read More

December 12, 2018

Stream “9th Wonder’s ‘JAMLA is The Squad II,’ Featuring J. Cole, Black Thought, & More

  View this post on Instagram   Proud of my band of brothers. @thesoulcouncil @jamlarecords A post shared by 9th… Read More

November 9, 2018

In The Eyes of BJ the Chicago Kid, He and Ro James Have Changed the Touring Game [INTERVIEW]

To my left, a brown-skinned woman with bobbed box braids lost her mind and sight of her boyfriend as BJ… Read More

June 25, 2018

Rapsody Releases the Video for Her Up-Tempo Jam “Pay Up”

Rapsody drops the latest album from Laila's Wisdom It's been almost eight months since Rapsody released her stellar sophomore album Laila's… Read More

May 21, 2018

Mixtape Monday: DJ Eclipse x Brownout, Magestik Legend, Nolan The Ninja, DJM Trio + More

Rising artists and producers drop heat this Mixtape Monday with standout contributions from DJ Eclipse x Brownout, Magestik Legend, Nolan The… Read More

May 14, 2018

Watch Rapsody’s Powerful “Chrome (Like Ooh)” Video

Rapsody's visuals are always on point Rapsody didn't take home a Grammy last month — for her stellar sophomore album… Read More

February 19, 2018

DOOM Announces New Album With Czarface, Shares New Song

 DOOM and Czarface have joined forces for a full-length album dropping this year. READ: Bishop Nehru Reveals Release Date… Read More

February 8, 2018

Oneohtrix Point Never and Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler Join as 319 on New Single

Adult Swim's non-DOOM series moves forward As the Adult Swim x MF DOOM mess continues to unfold, the late-night animation block has… Read More

September 27, 2017

First Look Friday: Brave The Otherworldly Sounds Of Mary Akpa

Five years is a long time to wait for one of your favorites to release new music. For fans and… Read More

June 16, 2017