Pete Rock

Here’s How ‘Illmatic’ Came To Soundtrack Ruth Langmore’s Vengeful Return In ‘Ozark’ Part Two’s Debut

Ozark show runner Chris Mundy and music supervisor Gabe Hilfer spoke on Ruth's relationship to '90s rap and how the… Read More

April 29, 2022

Mixtape Monday: SCVTTERBRVIN, DJ Drama x Dreamville, WateRR, Josiah The Gift, YL x Zoomo + More

SCVTTERBRVIN, DJ Drama x Dreamville, WateRR, Josiah The Gift, YL x Zoomo and more this Mixtape Monday. SCVTTERBRVIN is back… Read More

April 4, 2022

7 Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of April 1)

Alex Isley and Jack Dine's Marigold is a dreamy listen that arrived earlier this week. Additional drops this week that… Read More

April 1, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Phife Dawg, Denzel Curry, and More

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

March 25, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Robert Glasper, EARTHGANG, and More

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

February 25, 2022

Chicago Blues and Soul Star, Syl Johnson, Dead at 85

Syl Johnson was an integral piece of hip-hop's Golden Era source code. The family of Syl Johnson, a Chicago blues… Read More

February 7, 2022

Pete Rock’s Potential ‘Illmatic’ Lawsuit Is Latest In Producer Royalty Cases For Classic Rap Songs

Pete Rock's plan to sue over unpaid royalties for his contributions to the Nas classic "The World Is Yours," comes… Read More

January 12, 2022

Pete Rock Plans on Suing Nas Over ‘Illmatic’ Royalties

Legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock claims that he hasn't been paid royalties for his work on Nas' 1994 debut Illmatic.… Read More

January 12, 2022

Pete Rock Made One of Hip-Hop’s Most Revered Remixes in Just Five Minutes

Pete Rock breaks down some of his grailed productions for Nas, Kanye, Public Enemy, and more. Pete Rock may not… Read More

November 2, 2021

Hip-Hop Doesn’t Trust The Covid Vaccine. This Doctor Wants To Change That

Amid hip-hop figures expressing skepticism toward the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Uché Blackstock wants to give them and others the opportunity… Read More

October 6, 2021

19 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of June 11)

This week's list of new albums include a Guapdad 4000 deluxe edition, a new Blu EP, and more. The era… Read More

June 11, 2021

30 Essential Q-Tip Guest Verses You Need to Hear [Playlist]

Featuring is Okayplayer's new playlist series celebrating guest appearances from hip-hop's most iconic artists. For our inaugural edition, we focus on… Read More

April 10, 2021

Behind the Beat: How Pete Rock & Nas Made Hip-Hop Perfection with “The World is Yours”

In the latest installment of our Behind The Beat series, Thomas Hobbs spoke with the legendary Pete Rock about how… Read More

March 23, 2021

D’Angelo Resurfaces with a Psychedelic Soul Masterclass

D'Angelo spins an eclectic set and details his first encounters with Prince, George Clinton, and more, in the debut of… Read More

January 13, 2021

Pete Rock on Why He Abandoned Samples for ‘Petestrumentals 3’

Pete Rock geeks out over his new live band, an ever-expanding comic book collection, and what he learned from the… Read More

December 11, 2020

21 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of Dec. 11)

This week is stacked with new albums you should listen to, from the likes of Kid Cudi, Boldy James, James… Read More

December 11, 2020