Music Interview

In Their Own Words: De La Soul Reveals The Secret History Of ‘Stakes Is High’

On January 3, 2023, De La Soul announced that that their back catalog will be available to fans on all… Read More

January 5, 2023

Don’t Call Him Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul takes us through the inner working of his new album, Herbert, revealing how the embrace of therapy, asking for… Read More

December 15, 2022

Duke Deuce Resurrected Crunk. Now He’s Trying to Keep the Sound of Memphis Rap Alive

Okayplayer spoke to Duke Deuce about falling in love with Linkin Park and Korn, Memphis horrorcore, working with producer Hitkidd… Read More

December 6, 2022

First Look Friday: Atlanta Rapper Tony Shhnow Wants to Take You on a Trip

For the last First Look Friday of 2022, we talk to Tony Shhnow about relating to the outcasts, the concepts… Read More

December 2, 2022

Flying Lotus Talks New Audible Podcast & Gives Update on Next Film, ‘Ash’

 Flying Lotus spoke to Okayplayer about Alice Coltrane, spirituality, composing for film and television and more Illustrious producer, DJ, rapper… Read More

December 1, 2022

Dawn Richard’s Journey From Bad Boy To Indie Pioneer Has Been A Creative Pilgrimage

Since Dawn Richard left Bad Boy, her indie music career has been led by experimental self-expression. In conversation, she discusses… Read More

October 25, 2022

Sampa the Great on Building Bridges Across Generations with Angélique Kidjo

Sampa the Great talks to Okayplayer about her relationship with musical legend Angélique Kidjo and the importance of building bridges… Read More

October 24, 2022

Duckwrth Wants To Remind You He’s Been On The Dance Music Tip With ‘Chrome Bull’

We spoke with Duckwrth about his new project Chrome Bull, merging his boundless interests in music and fashion, dance music,… Read More

October 21, 2022

Mavi Is Becoming The Best Rapper He Can Be Through Gentleness… And By Touring With Jack Harlow

Okayplayer spoke with Mavi about his new album Laughing So Hard It Hurts, touring with Jack Harlow, and more. It’s been… Read More

October 14, 2022

How Zyah Belle Channeled Her Spirituality — And Pam Grier — For New Album ‘Yam Grier’

Okayplayer spoke to rising Bay Area artist Zyah Belle about spirituality, the importance of community, and her newest album Yam… Read More

October 12, 2022

First Look Friday: DMV Rapper joony is on a Mission to Be Bigger Than Drake

For our latest First Look Friday, we kicked it with joony to discuss his latest album Pretty In Black, imagining… Read More

October 7, 2022

Hitmaka on How He Became the Most Sought-After Producer in Hip-Hop

Producer Hitmaka spoke to Okayplayer about his early career, his final studio session with PnB Rock, and more. You don’t… Read More

October 4, 2022

Forever Cool: Babyface’s Legacy Is In His Artistic Evolution

Over 36 years into his solo career, Babyface's journey from go-to hitmaker to legend is defined by his ability to evolve… Read More

September 21, 2022

Santigold Refuses To Treat Music Like It’s Disposable

Okayplayer spoke with Santigold about Spirituals, getting acknowledged by Beyoncé, and the different ways she’s exploring herself creatively. Santi “Santigold”… Read More

September 15, 2022

First Look Friday: Sandy Benjamin Recalls the Past to Make Us Appreciate the Present on Debut Album

On Low Income Browsing, Sandy Benjamin uses the surreal nature of our memories to show us what we miss in… Read More

September 2, 2022

Meechy Darko Has Found His Own Voice (And Started A Juice Bar, Too)

With his solo debut Gothic Luxury, Meechy Darko pushed himself to find his own sound. We speak with him about… Read More

August 30, 2022