Shirley Ju

In Their Words: How Ayo & Keyz Produced The Song Of The Summer — Cardi B’s “WAP”

We caught up with Keyz from Ayo & Keyz to discuss the making of Cardi B's “WAP,” sampling Frank Ski's… Read More

August 24, 2020

In His Own Words: Reason Talks TDE, His involvement in the Famous Dreamville Sessions & More

Reason broke down his journey as an independent rapper; what it was like to join TDE; and what really went… Read More

February 5, 2019

Kids See Ghosts Were the Stars of Tyler, the Creator’s 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival [RECAP]

Kanye West and Kid Cudi performed as Kids See Ghosts for the first time at the 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw… Read More

November 12, 2018

Jermaine Dupri Breaks Down What the Five Essential So So Def Songs Are

Jermaine Dupri talked about So So Def's extensive history Twenty-five years ago, Jermaine Dupri launched So So Def, a label… Read More

October 2, 2018

How Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Crafted ‘The Midnight Hour,’ One of the Best Albums of 2018

When Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge join forces they are The Midnight Hour; this is the story of how… Read More

September 3, 2018

All Of The Elites Flew In For Teyana Taylor’s ‘Keep That Same Energy’ Listening Session [Recap]

Poisontunia wat dey callahhhh #KTSE #DuragWitDaCapeOut #MOOD #CIROCTHESUMMER #CirocPeach🍑 #NewAmbassador @ciroc #Ad A post shared by Jimmy Neutch- Shumpert (@teyanataylor)… Read More

June 22, 2018

Rapsody Waxes Nostalgic About Pre-Rap Fame, Grammy Nomination & First Taste Of Stardom [Interview]

Shirley Ju linked up with Grammy-nominated MC Rapsody to talk about being nervous on stage, her Grammy nomination, and Kanye’s… Read More

May 22, 2018

18 Hip-Hop Storylines To Watch Out For In 2018

With 2017 in the rearview, @Okayplayer mapped out some possible hip-hop storylines that might play out in the new year.… Read More

January 4, 2018

Has The Age Of The Music Video Come To An End?

TRL’s return, YouTube Red’s dominance and the cord-cutting from viewing society have all led to the demise of the music… Read More

December 30, 2017

15 Memes That Should Be Left in 2017

With a new year comes new waves + creations for the internet, so we’ve tasked Shirley Ju with breaking down… Read More

December 24, 2017