Nelson George

Michael Jackson Magnum Opus ‘Thriller’ Returns to the Billboard Top 10

Upon its 40th anniversary, 1982 Michael Jackson album Thriller has returned to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. Michael Jackson's Thriller is… Read More

November 29, 2022

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Is Getting A 40th Anniversary Documentary

Sony Music and the estate of Michael Jackson have teamed up for a documentary to commemorate the 40th anniversary of… Read More

October 4, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Ifé Neuro, Pete Sayke x Māja 7th, TeCoby Hines, Versis, DøøF + More

New music from Ifé Neuro, Pete Sayke x Māja 7th, TeCoby Hines, Versis, DøøF and more this Mixtape Monday. Ifé… Read More

August 23, 2021

The Beautiful Ones: 10 Prince Stories You Need To Read

Prince tribute artwork illustrated by Jaeil Cho for Okayplayer. Hard to imagine that it has already been six months since… Read More

June 7, 2018

Watch Mtume Recount The Many Genius Moments in Working with Miles Davis

https://youtu.be/ZBzhoccngFE "It was a new vocabulary, and they refused to open the dictionary, or be humble enough to ask 'What… Read More

October 2, 2017

Watch A Throwback: ‘To Be A Black Man’ By Nelson George Ft. Chris Rock + More

Directed and written by Nelson George, To Be A Black Man is a succinct and honest exploration of what it… Read More

July 11, 2016

Pass The Popcorn: Nelson George’s ‘Degentrify America’ Cuts To The Core Of A Nationwide Epidemic

Across the nation, natives of virtually every major city are dealing with displacement of disturbing proportions as younger, wealthier, and… Read More

May 16, 2016

Pass The Popcorn: 5 Things We Learned About Music + Movies From Spike Lee’s RBMA Talk w/ Nelson George

Spike Lee In Conversation with Nelson George (left.) Photo by Drew Gurian for Red Bull Content Pool Last night American… Read More

May 3, 2016

Pass The Popcorn: A Def Jam Biopic Based On Russel Simmons & Nelson George’s ‘Life & Def’ May Be In The Works

I suppose if 2015 has proven anything, it's that music biopics are the new comic book flick. Following the massive… Read More

September 17, 2015

See D’Angelo x Gary Clark, Jr.’s Legendary Forest Hills Performance Through The Eyes Of Greg Tate, Nelson George + More [Photos & Recap]

Photos by Victoria Ford for Sneakshot/Okayplayer. D'Angelo & The Funk Mob, err, The Vanguard fought off wind, heat and every other debilitating… Read More

June 24, 2015

OKP Exclusive: Nelson George Premieres ‘The Lost Treasures Of R&B’ Mixtape f. Stuart Matthewman + More

The Lost Treasures of R&B mixtape is a compelling blend of spoken word, commentary and great music tied to the… Read More

January 30, 2015

Nelson George Presents His New Book ‘The Lost Treasures of R&B’ On 2/4 In Brooklyn

Acclaimed author, journalist, and director Nelson George makes a return to fiction writing with his new mystery novel, The Lost… Read More

January 27, 2015

OKP Exclusive: Roger Guenveur Smith Performs An Excerpt from ‘Iceland’ At The MLK, Jr. Monument

Okayplayer is honored to debut an intimate exclusive from veteran actor Roger Guenveur Smith, performing an excerpt of his spoken word… Read More

August 1, 2014

D’angelo’s RBMA Talk With Nelson George Was Everything It Was Supposed To Be [Full Video + Recap]

UPDATE: You can now experience the endlessly insightful sit-down between Nelson George and D'angelo firsthand down below. Happy weekend watching… Read More

May 22, 2014

Nelson George Talks Soul Train & Hip-Hop Culture

Nelson George follows the release of his new book The Hippest Trip In America with an in-depth interview with Rolling… Read More

April 25, 2014

Read A Book: Nelson George Breaks Down New Soul Train Book ‘The Hippest Trip In America’

Author Nelson George drops science on his new tome entitled The Hippest Trip In America: Soul Train and the Evolution… Read More

March 27, 2014