Music Interview

First Look Friday: redveil is the DMV’s Next Great Hope

For this month’s First Look Friday, we kicked it with DMV's redveil. He talked about his growth, young rappers blowing… Read More

May 6, 2022

PJ Morton’s ‘Watch the Sun’ is a Full Circle Moment

PJ Morton spoke with Okayplayer about representing New Orleans music, his new album Watch the Sun, collaborating with Nas and… Read More

April 29, 2022

Braxton Cook Wants To Keep Modernizing Jazz

Braxton Cook shares details on his forthcoming album and walks us through how it felt returning to New York's Blue… Read More

March 18, 2022

Cypress Hill Returns to Their Underground Roots on Black Milk-Produced ‘Back in Black’

Back in Black sees Cypress Hill return to the raucous boom-bap that first saw them achieve unparalleled success. We spoke… Read More

March 18, 2022

First Look Friday: BabyTron Will Rap Over Anything

For March's First Look Friday, we spoke to Michigan rapper BabyTron about his new music, his upbringings before rap, and… Read More

March 11, 2022

How RZA & DJ Scratch’s Love of Martial Arts Films Led to ‘Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater’

We spoke with RZA and DJ Scratch about their new album Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater and the important role… Read More

March 3, 2022

Fefe Dobson Is Ready To Return To Her Rock Throne

Okayplayer spoke with Fefe Dobson about her upcoming new album, preserving the art form of rock as a part of… Read More

March 2, 2022

‘The Art of Dialogue’ is the Rising YouTube Channel Chronicling 2Pac’s History

We spoke to Mighty Bolton, founder of The Art of Dialogue YouTube Channel, about documenting the life and career of… Read More

February 23, 2022

Cousin Stizz Embraces His Status as Rap’s People’s Champ on New Album ‘Just For You’

We spoke with Boston rapper Cousin Stizz about his new album Just For You, going back the independent route, working… Read More

February 11, 2022

Ma Dukes Is Determined To Keep J Dilla’s Legacy Alive

With the 15th anniversary of his untimely death approaching, we spoke with J Dilla's mother, Maureen Yancey, better known to… Read More

February 4, 2022

Muni Long Was a Pop Songwriter – Then She Bet on Herself as a Solo R&B Act

"We've seen viral moments where the song is huge for a couple of weeks and then it disappears, this is… Read More

January 28, 2022

“I’m Happy To Have a Second Career:” Jim Jones on His Late Career Resurgence

We talked with Jim Jones about the making of We Set the Trend, bridging the gap between rap generations, current… Read More

January 14, 2022

First Look Friday: Wiley From Atlanta Wants To Make Authentic, Soulful Southern Music

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with Wiley from Atlanta about being influenced by soul and R&B music,… Read More

January 7, 2022

First Look Friday: Madison Calley is the Black Harpist Reimagining Your Favorite R&B Songs

On the first Friday of every month we highlight one burgeoning artist you should know about. For our latest First… Read More

December 3, 2021

Ralph McDaniels on the 10 Year Journey it Took To Get His ‘Video Music Box’ Documentary Made

We sat down with Ralph McDaniels to delve into the making of his new documentary You're Watching Video Music Box… Read More

December 2, 2021

Wiki on the Resiliency of New York City & His Latest Album ‘Half God’

We spoke with Wiki about his hometown New York City and the concepts around his Navy Blue-produced album Half God.… Read More

November 9, 2021