Nas & 50 Cent Are Set to Collaborate On ‘King’s Disease IV’

In his latest Billboard feature, 50 Cent shared that he's slated to appear on Nas' forthcoming King's Disease IV album.… Read More

February 10, 2023

Kelis Responds to Beyoncé ‘Milkshake’ Removal On ‘Renaissance’

On Instagram, Kelis responded to Beyoncé fans about "Milkshake" being removed as a sample on Renaissance track "Energy." Kelis says "nobody… Read More

August 5, 2022

Beyoncé Removes Kelis’ Sample And Credit From “Energy”

Following Kelis' accusations of not being contacted about the use of her song on Beyoncé's  Renaissance, the sample and credit… Read More

August 2, 2022

Kelis’ Beef With Beyoncé Is Really A Beef With Pharrell

Ahead of the release of seventh Beyoncé album Renaissance, Kelis says she didn't approve  two of her songs being sampled on… Read More

July 29, 2022

The Three Archivists You Should Know Celebrating the Legacy of Hip-Hop and Urban Magazines

Meet the archivists behind upnorthtrips, Rap Style Archaeology, and Nygel Sartorial: three platforms that uniquely curate some of the biggest… Read More

May 18, 2022

Kelis’ Husband Mike Mora Dies At 37 After Cancer Battle

Photographer Mike Mora, who quietly married Kelis in 2014, died on Monday after battling stage four stomach cancer. Kelis' husband… Read More

March 15, 2022

11 New Hip-Hop, R&B & Alt Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of March 11)

Lucky Daye returns and releases Candydrip his second album, and Shenseea has dropped her debut album ALPHA. orion sun is… Read More

March 11, 2022

Best Music Videos Of The Week: Kelis, Robert Glasper, ilham & More The best new music videos of the week include selections from Kelis, ilham, Robert Glasper, and so much more.… Read More

October 8, 2021

Kelis Posts Scathing Critique of the Music Industry in Response to #BlackoutTuesday

Kelis also spoke on her issues with former producer Pharrell. On Tuesday, Black music industry professionals joined #BlackOutTuesday. The event… Read More

June 3, 2020

Kelis’ ‘Cooked With Cannabis’ Show to Hit Netflix Just In Time for 4/20

  A group of three professional chefs will compete for a chance to win $10,000. Netflix is officially doubling down… Read More

March 19, 2020

Kelis Announces 20th-Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of ‘Kaleidoscope’ with Unreleased Neptunes Remix and Rare Edits

The singer celebrates a milestone with an updated and expanded reissue of her Neptunes-produced debut album. Kelis is toasting to… Read More

February 15, 2020

Black Music Executives Have to Be Honest About Lying

Any true progress in the music industry begins with Black music executives acknowledging that they’re just as guilty of stifling… Read More

February 3, 2020

“You Stole All My Publishing!”: Kelis Says The Neptunes “Blatantly Lied” To Her About Contract Split

Kelis said she made nothing from sales of her first two albums because of the contract. As Kelis preps for… Read More

January 30, 2020

Kelis Announces ‘Kaleidoscope’ 20th Anniversary Tour

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kelis (@kelis) on Oct 4, 2018 at 3:11pm PDT… Read More

November 18, 2019

From Whitney Houston To Normani: The History of Black Artists Cultivating Pop Music

Through innovation and influence, Black artists have consistently reshaped popular music. From Diana Ross and The Supremes to Whitney Houston… Read More

September 27, 2019

Introducing Okayplayer’s 2019 Back to School Photo Series

Our photo series stars a wide range of artists: from Nigerian pop star Burna Boy to legendary singer Kelis to… Read More

September 10, 2019