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Denzel Curry Goes Off on the Grammys for its Best Rap Album Nominations

After the nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards were announced, Denzel Curry expressed his disappointment with the Best Rap Album… Read More

November 15, 2022

Best Hip-Hop Videos To Drop Last Week: Drake, 21 Savage, Smino & More

Last week was filled with video releases from Drake, Smino, Quavo and Lil Baby. Drake and 21 Savage reveal a… Read More

November 7, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. SZA, Smino, 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

October 28, 2022

6 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 28)

Smino, DVSN, and Westside Gunn dropped off albums on this New Music Friday. Eli Sostre also revealed a new album,… Read More

October 28, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. NxWorries, Nick Hakim, 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

October 21, 2022

Ari Lennox Kicks off Cuffing Season With “POF” Music Video

A few weeks after the release of age/sex/location, Ari Lennox returns and drops the official video for "POF." Ari Lennox… Read More

October 5, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Smino, Freddie Gibbs, 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

September 30, 2022

Best Hip-Hop Videos To Drop Last Week: Nicki Minaj, JID, GloRilla & More

Nicki Minaj, Latto, GloRilla shared videos last week that further prove women have the rap game in a chokehold. Nicki… Read More

September 5, 2022

Ravyn Lenae Just Wants To Make Honest R&B

On her debut album Hypnos, Ravyn Lenae steps into the most confident and sensual version of herself. We discuss collaborating… Read More

May 20, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Ravyn Lenae, Your Old Droog, 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

May 20, 2022

8 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of May 20)

Ravyn Lenae's new album Hypnos is a psychedelic journey. Latanya Alberto is officially back with her probing EP Home. Chicago’s… Read More

May 20, 2022

7 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week Of May 13)

Kendrick Lamar has finally dropped his new album: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Quelle Chris' latest album is also… Read More

May 13, 2022

10 Hip-Hop, R&B, & Alt Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of March 18)

Fool Me Once an EP by Tiana Major9 is an intricate release that arrived this week. Fly Anakin has also… Read More

March 18, 2022

Syd Announces Sophomore Album ‘Broken Hearts Club’

Five years after her debut Fin, Syd is readying her sophomore effort Broken Hearts Club with features from Lucky Daye,… Read More

March 18, 2022

Lucky Daye Wants To Be More Than a Face of Modern R&B

Lucky Daye gives us a glimpse into his life out in Los Angeles, he also shares why he doesn't want… Read More

March 10, 2022

6 Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of February 4)

Saba returns with Few Good Things and Ivy Sole shares Candid, both releases are introspective and essential listens. A few… Read More

February 4, 2022