Madlib

Did Madlib Part Ways with Longtime Partner Eothen “Egon” Alapatt?

Rumors of Madlib and Egon splitting up began in Spring 2022 when the producer was gearing up to release his… Read More

September 26, 2022

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

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

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Larry June, The Last Artful, Dodgr 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

August 19, 2022

8 Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of August 12)

Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion and The Game offer long-awaited albums this week, along with Lil Zay Osama, Rod Wave… Read More

August 12, 2022

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Lamont Dozier

Diving deep into the hit-heavy solo and production catalog of the late Motown legend, Lamont Dozier, whose innumerable classics provided… Read More

August 9, 2022

Maxo Returns With Madlib-Produced Single”48″

Maxo has released new Madlib-produced single "48" featuring Pink Siifu from his forthcoming sophomore album Even God Has A Sense… Read More

August 3, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Westside Gunn, Brent Faiyaz, 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

July 8, 2022

Logic Explains the Delay of His Madlib Album, ‘MadGic’

Logic says that his collaborative album with Madlib, entitled MadGic, was caused by beats that Madlib made when she was… Read More

June 22, 2022

Dave Chappelle, Black Star & Donnell Rawlings ‘Drink Champs’ Episode On Hold

Black Star, Dave Chappelle and Donnell Rawlings were set to appear on podcast Drink Champs last month, but the episode… Read More

June 12, 2022

Black Star Releases ‘No Fear of Time,’ Their First New Album in 24 Years

Black Star has released their first album in 24 years, No Fear of Time. The album is produced by Madlib… Read More

May 3, 2022

Madlib and Oh No’s Father Otis Jackson, Sr. Has Died

Otis Jackson, Sr. former soul vocalist and father to Madlib and Oh No died on April 13th. He was 77-years-old.… Read More

May 2, 2022

From Surprise Reunions To A New Album: A Timeline Of Yasiin Bey And Talib Kweli’s Black Star

With Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli's new Black Star album finally being released on May 3, here's a timeline of… Read More

May 2, 2022

Pusha T Provides an Update on the Madlib-Produced Album

During the inaugural episode of It's Almost Dry Radio, Pusha T spoke about his plans for a Madlib-produced album, which was… Read More

April 25, 2022

You Can Watch Coachella 2022 Performances Here

Beginning Friday, fans can catch performances from The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and more on the 2022 Coachella YouTube livestream.… Read More

April 15, 2022

Black Star Release “Mineral Mountain” Collab with Black Thought & Madlib

From their new album No Fear of Time, releasing May 3rd, Black Star recruits Black Thought and Madlib on lead… Read More

April 11, 2022