Best Songs of The Week: ft. Alchemist, KIRBY, 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

March 17, 2023

Listen To Childish Gambino and Kirby’s New ‘Swarm’ EP

Childish Gambino and Kirby teamed up on an EP that provides a closer look at Swarm.  Amazon Prime Video’s new… Read More

March 17, 2023

How Grace — And Heartbreak — Inspired KIRBY’s Latest Album

Over the course of an in-depth conversation, KIRBY shared lessons she's learned while in love, what led to the creation… Read More

November 10, 2021

17 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 15)

This week there's an assortment of releases from Young Thug to KIRBY. Albums from Reggie Becton, Tone Stith, and Ego… Read More

October 15, 2021

Retro Neo: KIRBY on How D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Helped Her Heal During the Pandemic

Retro-Neo is an interview series where we speak with future trailblazers of neo-soul about their connection to the genre. In… Read More

April 22, 2021

Best Music Videos Of The Week: Big Sean, Vic Mensa, Pink $weats and More

This week some of our faves spanning R&B and hip-hop unleashed music videos. Starting at the top of the week… Read More

March 26, 2021

Say Hello to Aunt Jemima’s Rebranded Name & Logo: Pearl Milling Company

On the new packaging, Aunt Jemima's familiar smiling face has been replaced with a water mill and the brand's name… Read More

February 10, 2021

After KIRBY’s Aunt Jemima TikTok Video, Brand Announces Name Change

Quaker Oats shared, "We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype." Soul singer KIRBY recently created a… Read More

June 17, 2020

Tennessee-Bred Singer KIRBY Unveils Funk-Filled Debut Album, ‘Sis.’

Sis. features a lineup of songs about love, bliss, heartbreak and more.  Memphis-born, Mississippi-raised singer-songwriter KIRBY has officially rolled out… Read More

January 31, 2020