Frank Ocean Will Headline 2023 Coachella

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced that Frank Ocean will co-headline the two-weekend event held in April. After… Read More

January 10, 2023

The Roots to Co-Headline Pitchfork Music Festival 2022

From July 15th-17th, Pitchfork Music Festival will be co-headlined by The Roots, with spots from Tierra Whack, Earl Sweatshirt and… Read More

March 8, 2022

Noname Calls Off ‘Factory Baby’ Album: “I’m Not Sure If I’ll Ever Make Music Again”

Noname announced Factory Baby, what would have been her third studio album, in February of this year. Earlier this year, Noname announced… Read More

December 6, 2021

Noname, Black Thought, Questlove, Young Guru And More Sign Palestine Solidarity Letter

The Musicians For Palestine solidarity statement also includes signatures from Bun B, Digable Planets, Royce da 5'9" and others. Over… Read More

May 27, 2021

Talib Kweli Takes Aim at Noname for Defending Women Accusing Him of Harassment

Kweli and the Chicago rapper are trading jabs on social media. Talib Kweli appears to now be feuding with Noname… Read More

May 9, 2021

Chika Says She’s Retiring From Music Amidst Online Harassment

Grammy-nominated rapper Chika posted a short message on Twitter, citing the reasons she is retiring from making music. Despite a… Read More

April 12, 2021

Swizz Beatz, Eve, Missy Elliott, and More Honor DMX With Heartfelt Condolences

Peers, family, and fans paid tribute to the legendary DMX on Friday. On Friday, the family of DMX announced that… Read More

April 9, 2021

Diddy Gets Torched For “Hypocritical” Letter to Corporate America

Diddy accused General Motors in particular of making money from the Black community. On Thursday morning, Diddy published a plea… Read More

April 8, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Noname, Freddie Gibbs, and More [Playlist]

The Round-Up playlist is Okayplayer’s weekly haul of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s… Read More

February 26, 2021

Noname Releases Politically-Charged Single “Rainforest”

Noname's new track "Rainforest" arrives after she spoke out about why she didn't appear on the soundtrack for Judas and… Read More

February 26, 2021

The Fred Hampton House Will Officially Become A Community Center After Meeting GoFund Me Goal

The childhood home of Fred Hampton will now serve as a museum, community garden, and recording studio. With the release… Read More

February 16, 2021

This is Why Noname Turned Down A Spot on ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Soundtrack

The Chicago MC cited Fred Hampton's actual political theory not being represented in the film. On Tuesday, the tracklist for… Read More

February 9, 2021

Noname Candidly Reveals New Song “Rainforest” Is Dropping Soon

Noname took to Twitter to acknowledge she's unsure how to promote her upcoming single "Rainforest." After taking a bit of… Read More

February 2, 2021

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nas, and More, Stand in Solidarity with #ENDSARS

Comedians, musicians, actors, and entertainers across all mediums, are rallying against state-sanctioned violence in Nigeria under the slogan #endsars. For… Read More

October 21, 2020

Watch Noname Freestyle Over Jay Electronica’s “Rough Love”

Noname shared the freestyle on Twitter. Noname has shared a freestyle of herself rapping over Jay Electronica's "Rough Love." The… Read More

October 8, 2020

Anderson .Paak and Timbaland Link Up for Funky Single “Jewelz”

Anderson .Paak provided the drums for his latest single. It's been a busy past few months for Anderson .Paak. After… Read More

October 6, 2020