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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

First Look Friday: How Producer Groove Keeps Fine-Tuning His Bounce

For our latest First Look Friday we spoke to burgeoning producer Groove who has landed production credits on tracks for… Read More

February 4, 2022

Saba Comes Into Realization On ‘A Few Good Things’

Four years after his sobering 2018 album Care For Me, Saba returns to the Chicago's West Side on A Few Good Things.… Read More

February 4, 2022

Terrace Martin Details New Album ‘Drones,’ ft. Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, and More

The new Terrace Martin album is out this Friday, November 5th. Terrace Martin has assembled a star-powered roster of rap,… Read More

November 2, 2021

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Dr. Lonnie Smith [Playlist]

Featuring hip-hop classics and obscurities from Madvillain, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and more. Last night, Blue… Read More

September 29, 2021

Kari Faux Wants To Be A Lowkey Superstar — And Help Independent Artists, Too

Kari Faux went from SoundCloud rapper-singer to appearing on the soundtrack of HBO's series Insecure. With Lowkey Superstar Deluxe and… Read More

September 27, 2021

Best Music Videos Of The Week: Nas, D Smoke, Syd & More

The best videos of the week include selections from Nas, Kehlani, D Smoke, Syd, Baby Keem and more.  This week… Read More

September 17, 2021

Stream Isaiah Rashad’s Brilliant New Album ‘The House Is Burning’

TDE's Isaiah Rashad is back with his newest album The House Is Burning which features an assortment of inspirations not… Read More

July 30, 2021

Best Songs of The Week – ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow, Mach-Hommy, 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 21, 2021