Rap

Mixtape Monday: J Scienide, Anwar HighSign, V Don x Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA x Real Bad Man + More

J Scienide, Anwar HighSign, V Don x Bodega Bamz, Smoke DZA x Real Bad Man and more this Mixtape Monday.… Read More

February 7, 2022

First Look Friday: Wiley From Atlanta Wants To Make Authentic, Soulful Southern Music

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with Wiley from Atlanta about being influenced by soul and R&B music,… Read More

January 7, 2022

Mixtape Monday: Vic Spencer, Ohbliv, Lord Juco, Thelonious Martin, LE$ + More

New music from Vic Spencer, Ohbliv, Lord Juco, Thelonious Martin, LE$ and more this Mixtape Monday. Vic Spencer drops Spencer… Read More

December 27, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Mach-Hommy, J SCIENIDE, BP x Bunchy Cartier, UFO Fev, F1RSTCLASS + More

Mach-Hommy, J SCIENIDE, BP x Bunchy Cartier, UFO Fev, F1RSTCLASS and more this Mixtape Monday. Mach-Hommy leads the lineup with… Read More

December 20, 2021

Okayplayer’s 21 Best Songs of 2021

If you were someone who still felt energized by the flood of new music that drops every Friday, then this… Read More

December 16, 2021

14 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 8th)

This week is jam-packed with a wide selection of albums, featuring releases from legends like Tech N9ne, Atmosphere, James Blake,… Read More

October 8, 2021

The Alchemist & Mavi Connect on the Stunning “Miracle Baby”

The Alchemist has released the first single from his upcoming This Thing of Ours EP. Legendary producer The Alchemist is… Read More

October 1, 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

Summer Jam 2021: NYC’s “Cursed” Concert Takes Off Despite Hurricane Henri

Summer Jam 2021 went down on Sunday evening, despite less than ideal weather. The show featured an eclectic mix of… Read More

August 23, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Tanya Morgan, Boom Bap Project, ullnevano x J57, Klassic Kell + More

Tanya Morgan, Boom Bap Project, ullnevano x J57, Klassic Kell and more make the cut this Mixtape Monday. Tanya Morgan… Read More

August 16, 2021

Lupe Fiasco Gave Himself 24 Hours to Record a New Album “From Scratch” — Here’s What Happened

Lupe Fiasco tried to do something widely ambitious — record a new album in a 24 hour span of time.… Read More

August 10, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Bruiser Wolf, Alecs DeLarge, SONNYJIM x Kev Brown, Bxnjamin + More

Bruiser Wolf, Alecs DeLarge, SONNYJIM x Kev Brown, Bxnjamin and more wreck shop this Mixtape Monday. Bruiser Wolf kicks off… Read More

April 5, 2021

23 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 19th)

This week’s crop of new albums features a mix of New York rap newcomers, R&B veterans, a couple of debuts,… Read More

March 19, 2021

Are Old Rap MP3s Hip-Hop’s Hottest New Collectible?

MP3s are bubbling thanks to the influx of streaming and the fact that a whole generation of classic hip-hop songs… Read More

March 2, 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

Mixtape Monday: Kev Brown x J Scienide, Big Kahuna OG x Monday Night, Corey Bernhard x The Bul Bey + More

Dig tunes from Kev Brown x J Scienide, Big Kahuna OG x Monday Night, Corey Bernhard x The Bul Bey… Read More

January 11, 2021