The Origin Of Woke: William Melvin Kelley Is The ‘Woke’ Godfather We Never Acknowledged

Woke is ubiquitous now, used to describe everything from films to chefs.In the first of his three-part Origin of Woke… Read More

December 6, 2022

The 25 Best Madlib Beats Of All Time

A roundup of the best Madlib beats throughout the Oxnard, California producer's career. Madlib has spent the last 25 years… Read More

June 25, 2019

Day 3 of Governors Ball Canceled Over Severe Weather Threat

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Governors Ball (@govballnyc) on Jun 1, 2019 at… Read More

June 3, 2019

From DeFord Bailey to Ray Charles to Solange: The Long Lineage of Black Country Singers Making Pop Music

An extensive examination of Black country singers and their lasting impact on artistry, from the 1920s to modern day. At… Read More

March 26, 2019

Robert Glasper Talks About His Musical Roots, New August Greene Music & Why He Has No Regrets About His Lauryn Hill Comments [INTERVIEW]

  We caught up with veteran pianist Robert Glasper; he talked about his eventful year, what he has planned for… Read More

December 4, 2018

Listen to 79.5’s Dreamy New Single “Facing East” [PREMIERE]

79.5's latest single is addictive On September 28th, New York City-based band 79.5 will release their debut album Predictions. It's… Read More

August 21, 2018

Fat Tony And J.KELR Come ‘Full Circle’ On New Collaborative EP [Premiere]

Fat Tony's latest EP is also accompanied by a mini-documentary that explores the artist's musical roots from his hometown of… Read More

June 15, 2018

Talib Kweli Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former Collaborator Res

Talib Kweli has been accused of sexual harassment by his former collaborator Res. The accusation came about in a string… Read More

June 4, 2018

Mixtape Monday: Blueprint, DJ Rahdu, Rub Radio, bbytre, DJ Stylus + More

Fresh off a round of solid projects we catch up with the DJ’s and share an exclusive preview of the Two-Headed… Read More

May 21, 2018

Spotify May Explore Hi-Fi and Vinyl Subscription Tiers

With the streaming wars all but won, Spotify appears to have its sights set on yet another corner of the… Read More

March 2, 2017

OKP TV: The Music Of Robert Glasper, Translated From Piano To Page via The Art Of Soundpapered

When Robert Glasper plays, nothing stands still. Grand piano hammers shift in strange patterns across their strings and every head… Read More

April 21, 2015

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly [Album Cover]

It looks like Kendrick Lamar’s long awaited new album won’t be left untitled after all. Kendrick took to his Instagram… Read More

March 11, 2015

OKP Premiere: San Jose MC Rey Res Drops ‘Heart of The City’ LP [Stream + Pre-Order]

San Jose MC Rey Res preps fans for the January 27th release of his forthcoming Heart of the City LP… Read More

January 26, 2015

Okayafrica Video: Talib Kweli x Bajah & Res – “Party Robot” (Live)

Talib Kweli recently hit the stage at Brooklyn Bowl to perform "Party Robot" with a little help from Bajah (of… Read More

October 14, 2014

Enter To Win Tickets To See Talib Kweli Rock Live At The Blue Note, 09/18 & 19

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September 16, 2014

Talib Kweli x 88-Keys & Nemo Achida – “Upper Echelon” (Top Tier Remix)

Talib Kweli's Prisoner Of Conscious standout "Upper Echelon" gets a remix from super producer 88-Keys with the arrival of the… Read More

August 7, 2014