Best Songs of The Week: ft. Liv.e, Hiatus Kaiyote, Zack Fox, 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

October 15, 2021

How the Sample Snitch Won

Hip-hop's code of silence pits producers against an obsessively resourceful block of fans. With the crate-digging community thriving online, there’s… Read More

August 20, 2021

MF DOOM Had One of the Best Rap Years Ever in 2004

From indie classics Madvillainy and Mm..Food to notable guest appearances, 2004 was a defining year for the underground hip-hop villain. MF DOOM's Madvillainy and Mm..Food are both… Read More

July 13, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Big Boi, 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 2, 2021

12 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of July 2)

This week’s list of new albums include a new albums from G Herbo, Peezy, singer Laura Mvula, and more. The… Read More

July 2, 2021

Yasiin Bey Couldn’t Care Less About How Badly You Want a New Black Star Album

"You think you want the album more than us? Knock it off." It's been years since Yasiin Bey and Talib… Read More

June 20, 2021

Madlib and Declaime Are Releasing A Lost Album From the 90s

Madlib and Dudley "Declaime" Perkins announced the album with a new single. On Thursday, Madlib and Dudley "Declaime" Perkins released… Read More

June 10, 2021

Logic and Madlib Share Another New Single as “MadGic”

"Raddest Dad" is the second single from the duo in less than a month. Last month, Logic signaled a collaborative… Read More

May 22, 2021

Black Star Unveils New Madlib-Produced Track On ‘The Midnight Miracle’ Podcast

It's unknown if the track will also appear on the long-awaited Black Star album that Madlib is producing entirely. The… Read More

May 11, 2021

“He’s King of The Beats to Me”: Madlib Reflects on His Relationship with J Dilla

In a new interview, Madlib opens up about his first encounters with J Dilla and MF DOOM, as well as what's… Read More

May 8, 2021

Are Madlib and Logic Readying a Collaborative Album as “MadGic”?

"Logic and Madlib is MadGic, your catalogue tragic." It appears Logic isn't quite ready to commit to his "retirement." Today,… Read More

April 24, 2021

Freddie Gibbs is Bringing Madlib and Alchemist Together for His Next Album

"It’s gonna be the best produced album that I ever made." Already touting an enviable portfolio of collaborative projects, Freddie… Read More

April 7, 2021

How De La Soul, Madlib And MF DOOM Nike SB Dunks Became Hip-Hop’s Rarest Sneakers

De La Soul, Madlib and MF DOOM are the inspiration behind some of hip-hop's most coveted Nike SB Dunks. Here… Read More

April 5, 2021

Talib Kweli Offers Promising Update on Long-Awaited Madlib-Produced Blackstar Album

The BK MC sounds off on the perpetually-delayed Blackstar album with Madlib. After almost a year of silence, Talib Kweli… Read More

March 21, 2021

How Black Musicians Are Creating Soundtracks For Popular Meditation Apps

PASSAGE is a curated mental health and wellness initiative created by Okayplayer. The program was developed to amplify the collective stories… Read More

March 10, 2021

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs Release “Deluxe Edition” of ‘Pinata’ with Unreleased Outtakes and Instrumentals

The towering 83-song expansion of the duo's classic 2014 album features five discs of unreleased demos, outtakes, instrumentals, and remixes.… Read More

February 28, 2021