Kenny Beats

Denzel Curry Goes Off on the Grammys for its Best Rap Album Nominations

After the nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards were announced, Denzel Curry expressed his disappointment with the Best Rap Album… Read More

November 15, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Freddie Gibbs, Real Bad Man, 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 2, 2022

Vince Staples Finds Magic on ‘Ramona Park Broke My Heart’

Vince Staples takes it back to his upbringing on Ramona Park Broke My Heart with features from Lil Baby, Ty Dolla… Read More

April 8, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Freddie Gibbs, Dreamville, 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

April 1, 2022

The 18 Best Producers of 2021

In 2021, top tier production came from an array of sonic technicians, from masters of a singular style to crafty… Read More

December 14, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Mach-Hommy, Earl Sweatshirt, 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

December 10, 2021

Zack Fox Shares Surprise Debut Rap Album ‘shut the fuck up talking to me’

Zack Fox recruits The Alchemist, Kenny Beats, BNYX, and more for his raucous debut album. Following a string of loose… Read More

October 15, 2021

Watch Vince Staples Light Up The Hollywood Hills for NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

The Long Beach rapper is joined by Kenny Beats and Fousheé in a laidback and candid installment of Tiny Desk.… Read More

July 23, 2021

Vince Staples Shines Through the Darkness on His Self Titled Album

Vince Staples has released his first new album since 2018's FM! After a three year break, Vince Staples has returned.… Read More

July 9, 2021

Isaiah Rashad Declares It’s Officially “Zay Season” in a Hazy New Video for “200/Warning”

Isaiah Rashad treats his hard-hitting Kenny Beats-produced loosie to a smoked-out and celebratory visual. Last week, Isaiah Rashad shared another… Read More

June 11, 2021

Isaiah Rashad Shares Spare Track “200/Warning” Ahead of Album Release

The new Isaiah Rashad track won't appear on The House is Burning. Three weeks ago, Top Dawg Entertainment signee Isaiah… Read More

June 1, 2021

Watch Isaiah Rashad Cook Up a Fierce Freestyle with Kenny Beats on ‘The Cave’

Isaiah Rashad delivers a loose, cadence-flipping performance in his appearance on the producer's hit Youtube series. After nearly a year… Read More

May 29, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Mndsgn, Denzel Curry, and More [Playlist]

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

March 5, 2021

Watch Kenny Beats, Alchemist, and Boldy James Make a Heater on ‘The Cave’

"Making beats with you watching is one of the least comfortable things I’ve ever done." Boldy James and Alchemist were… Read More

March 7, 2020

Watch Thundercat Cook Up a Beat and Freestyle With Kenny Beats

The bassist grabbed the mic for the latest episode of The Cave. Kenny Beats' biweekly YouTube series "The Cave" is one… Read More

February 7, 2020

Watch Danny Brown and Kenny Beats Make a Heater from Scratch on ‘The Cave’

Detroit and Atlanta are joined in unholy union. Kenny Beats ushered in the second season of his ongoing web series, The… Read More

October 19, 2019