Music List

11 Montreal Producers to Keep Your Eyes On

Even without a city-defining sound, Montreal musicians have seized the moment. Here are 11 Montreal producers you should know about.… Read More

September 8, 2021

10 Zion I Songs That Show Why Zumbi Was A Bay Area Hip-Hop Legend

From "Bird's Eye View" to "Tech $," these Zion I songs are a testament to the late Zumbi, a brilliant… Read More

August 26, 2021

From Yasiin Bey To Outkast: 10 Rap Songs That Sampled Aretha Franklin

In honor of the "Queen of Soul," we've selected 10 rap songs that sample Aretha Franklin's music. Aretha Franklin, the… Read More

August 16, 2021

The 17 Best Alchemist Beats Of All Time

From Buc Fifty's "Dead End Street" to Jadakiss' "We Gonna Make It," these are the 17 best Alchemist beats of… Read More

August 13, 2021

The 10 Best Aaliyah Songs That Weren’t Radio Hits

OKAYPLAYER HAS JUST LAUNCHED A NEW AALIYAH COLLECTION. PURCHASE EXCLUSIVE AALIYAH SHIRTS AND SWEATERS AT THE OKAYPLAYER SHOP  To celebrate… Read More

August 5, 2021

7 Classic ‘MTV Cribs’ Moments You Should Revisit Right Now

Viacom is rebooting the classic series MTV Cribs. We look back at seven classic moments from the original series. MTV… Read More

July 14, 2021

15 Great Albums Not on Streaming Services

Music may be at the tip of our hands but access to it isn't solely in our control. Here are… Read More

June 2, 2021

10 New Jersey Artists That Need to Be on Your Radar

New Jersey is on fire and this elite group of dynamic rappers, singers, and producers are blazing a trail. Here… Read More

June 1, 2021

30 Underrated Female Rappers You Should Listen to in 2021

The following women use the gift of their pen and the power of their voice to certify themselves as rap… Read More

May 25, 2021

15 of the Most Controversial Lines in Hip-Hop History

We look back on 15 controversial rap lyrics over the last 35 years. These are occasions in which a rapper's… Read More

May 13, 2021

10 New Orleans Rappers You Need To Listen To

It's been too long since the city that gave the world No Limit and Cash Money produced a homegrown star.… Read More

May 11, 2021

10 Independent Artists to Support on Bandcamp Friday (May 2021)

The final (for now) Bandcamp Friday of the year is upon us. This month, we highlight new projects from Elaquent,… Read More

May 7, 2021

The 15 Best DMX Deep Cuts

Everyone is familiar with hit DMX songs like "Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Party (Up in Here).” But DMX also made… Read More

April 14, 2021

10 Ways DMX Shifted The Landscape of Hip-Hop

In celebration of his life and legacy, we highlighted ten ways DMX impacted, influenced, and changed the rap game forever.… Read More

April 10, 2021

The 18 Essential Pussy Rap Albums

Pussy rap is an ongoing subgenre within rap that wouldn’t exist without the contributions of countless Black women. Here are… Read More

March 31, 2021

10 Akron, Ohio Rappers That Should Be on Your Radar

Even before LeBron James gave Akron, Ohio a good name, the city had a quietly flourishing hip-hop scene. Here are… Read More

March 17, 2021