Music List

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

Ranking The 15 Best Nate Dogg Features of All Time

With 10 years having passed since the death of Nate Dogg, we took a deep dive into the legendary crooner's… Read More

March 15, 2021

11 Montreal Rappers You Should Be Checking For

With so much talent around the city, Montreal will soon have its moment. Here are 11 English-speaking Montreal rappers who… Read More

February 24, 2021

10 Things You May Not Have Known About 2Pac’s ‘All Eyez on Me’

To commemorate the anniversary of Tupac Shakur's 'All Eyez on Me,' we highlight 10 facts that you didn't know about… Read More

February 12, 2021

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

After a month off, Bandcamp Friday returns to aid working-class independent artists still reeling from the loss of live music… Read More

February 5, 2021

The Female Rappers Dominating UK Drill

From Ivorian Doll to Miss Lafamilia, these female UK drill rappers are dominating on their own terms. Twenty-twenty was a… Read More

January 21, 2021

11 Baltimore Rappers You Need to Know Right Now

From East Baltimore's 4kMicheal to West Baltimore's YG Teck, here is a list of 11 Baltimore rappers you should check… Read More

January 20, 2021

Okayplayer’s 21 Breakout Artists to Watch For in 2021

Okayplayer's breakout artists of 2021 include mindful and measured rappers, songwriters with heavy pens and twisted senses of melody, and… Read More

January 4, 2021

Okayplayer’s Best Albums of 2020

If you just listened to these albums you would never ask the question, “is the concept of the album dead?”… Read More

December 23, 2020

Okayplayer’s Best Songs of 2020

Artists have gotten us through so much this year. It’s only right we return the favor in any little way… Read More

December 22, 2020

Nine Jamaican Music Producers You Should Know About

Jamaica is one of the epicenters of music and culture. With more artists emerging on the scene, it’s important to… Read More

December 14, 2020

15 Independent Artists to Support on Bandcamp Friday (December 2020 Edition)

A fresh haul of indie artists to explore and support on Bandcamp Friday. What was once a short-term campaign to… Read More

December 4, 2020

The 21 Best Hip-Hop Sequels of All Time

Who says the sequel is rarely better than the original? We did a deep dive into the history of various… Read More

December 2, 2020