In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Ramsey Lewis

Across decades and dozens of studio albums, pianist and composer, Ramsey Lewis, explored the intersections of jazz and pop music.… Read More

September 14, 2022

Quelle Chris Wants His Flowers While He’s Living

We spoke with Quelle Chris about the making of his new album, DEATHFAME, and how he's still testing the outer reaches… Read More

May 12, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Stik Figa x August Fanon, Wilma Vritra, Jéan P The MC, Knxwledge, Young Zee + More

Stik Figa x August Fanon, Wilma Vritra, Jéan P The MC, Knxwledge, Young Zee and more this Mixtape Monday. Stik… Read More

May 9, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Action Bronson, DOMi & JD BECK, 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 29, 2022

Chicago Blues and Soul Star, Syl Johnson, Dead at 85

Syl Johnson was an integral piece of hip-hop's Golden Era source code. The family of Syl Johnson, a Chicago blues… Read More

February 7, 2022

Anderson .Paak Says NxWorries is in “Album Mode”

On Tuesday, Anderson .Paak went to Instagram with a dance clip of his son, Soul, teasing that a NxWorries sophomore… Read More

January 26, 2022

Knxwledge Ends ‘MEEK’ Tape Series Over Copyright Issues

For years, Knxwledge has reworked throwback Meek Mill freestyles for his MEEK mixtape series, but the saga has ended due… Read More

January 10, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Al.Divino, J.U.S, killer kane, MJC, Fatboyshaun x TROX + More

Dig new music from Al.Divino, J.U.S, killer kane, MJC, Fatboyshaun x TROX and more this Mixtape Monday. Al.Divino spends Two… Read More

December 6, 2021

Alchemist Reveals How Knxwledge and Stones Throw Records Inspired Him to Break Free of The Rap Machine

In a career-spanning interview, Alchemist credits the 1988 producer and his pioneering label with providing the blueprint for independent music releases.… Read More

November 17, 2021

Gangster Doodles Announces ‘Gangster Music Vol. 2’ Compilation with New Music from Knxwledge, Liv.e, Dam-Funk, and More

The new Gangster Doodles compilation is slated to arrive on October 15th via All City Records. Two years after delivering… Read More

August 24, 2021

Hear Knxwledge’s Glossy Remix of D’Angelo’s “Brown Sugar”

Knxwledge puts his signature chop on a neo-soul classic. This month's edition of Bandcamp Friday has come and gone. But… Read More

August 11, 2021

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

January 29, 2021

Knxwledge Drops Two More Volumes of Video Game Soundtrack Remixes

The Stones Throw producer's VGM tape series gains a seventh and eighth installment. Knxwledge celebrated Bandcamp Friday with the release… Read More

December 5, 2020

Watch NxWorries Debut Smoldering New Song “Where I Go” Live

The Stones Throw duo reunited last night for their first performance in over two years. Knxwledge and Anderson .Paak reconnected… Read More

December 3, 2020

NxWorries Set to Headline Double Happiness Festival Next Week

The Stones Throw duo is joining Guapdad 4000, Yuna, DVWN, and more, at the virtual music festival. Knxwledge and Anderson… Read More

November 28, 2020

Knxwledge Remixes Sleeper R&B Classics on New ‘HX.PRT15.8_’ Mixtape

Featuring twisted flips of songs from Destiny's Child, Hi-Five, Davina, Deborah Cox and more. Never one to step away for… Read More

November 6, 2020