Retrospective 2022

Mixtape Monday: Best of 2022 feat. E L U C I D, R.A.P. Ferreira, AKAI SOLO, Fly Anakin, Namir Blade + More

E L U C I D, R.A.P. Ferreira, AKAI SOLO, Fly Anakin, Namir Blade and more lead Mixtape Monday’s best… Read More

January 2, 2023

A Guide to Getting into YoungBoy Never Broke Again, the Most Prolific Rapper of 2022

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has released eight projects this year. And there is a YB song for every possible mood.… Read More

December 30, 2022

Why the Black Sitcom Renaissance is Happening Now

The year 2022 has brought with it a much-needed resurgence of new Black sitcoms across networks and streaming services alike,… Read More

December 29, 2022

The 20 Best Rap Verses of 2022

Our list of best rap verses features a wide spectrum of rappers finding new ways to flip language and flows.… Read More

December 28, 2022

How Black Women in Indie Music are Navigating the Toils of Touring

As fans are making their return to live concerts, Black women are speaking up about the difficulties of touring as… Read More

December 27, 2022

Okayplayer’s 10 Best Movies of 2022

While the slate of big movies remains thinner than usual, the best movies of 2022 were electrifying, optimistic reminders of… Read More

December 23, 2022

Okayplayer’s 22 Best Songs of 2022

Whether the genre was hip-hop or R&B or punk or Afrobeats or all of the above, our favorite songs of… Read More

December 22, 2022

Okayplayer’s 10 Best TV Shows of 2022

A slew of superb series arrived, returned, and ended this year. From Industry to Atlanta, these are the 10 best TV shows of… Read More

December 21, 2022

Okayplayer’s 22 Best Albums of 2022

While the music was constantly good in 2022 — sometimes even great — there weren't many game changers. Here are… Read More

December 20, 2022

Five Great Memoirs By People of Color Released in 2022

Here is a list of five writers of color who have written exceptional memoirs this year. Each author is grappling… Read More

December 7, 2022

First Look Friday: Atlanta Rapper Tony Shhnow Wants to Take You on a Trip

For the last First Look Friday of 2022, we talk to Tony Shhnow about relating to the outcasts, the concepts… Read More

December 2, 2022

Flying Lotus Talks New Audible Podcast & Gives Update on Next Film, ‘Ash’

 Flying Lotus spoke to Okayplayer about Alice Coltrane, spirituality, composing for film and television and more Illustrious producer, DJ, rapper… Read More

December 1, 2022

Ranking All Of Marvel’s Phase 4 Movies & TV Shows From Worst To Best

Phase 4 has been about either old heroes recovering or emerging ones stepping up. Here is our official ranking of… Read More

November 25, 2022

This Baltimore Based Culinary Org is Bringing the Art of Hip-Hop Storytelling to its Dishes

With its hip-hop-themed dinner series, fittingly titled “A Story To Tell," the H3irloom Food Group aims to emulate the storytelling… Read More

November 24, 2022

DVSN is Changing Up the Formula

With legends like Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox in their corner, DVSN is fighting against the idea R&B is dead… Read More

November 18, 2022

Roc Marciano’s ‘Reloaded’ Provided the Blueprint for Modern Underground Rap

Roc Marciano's sophomore album Reloaded didn't just rubber-stamp Roc as an elite lyricist; it provided a path for a blueprint… Read More

November 16, 2022