J Dilla Teases Soulquarians Album That Never Was in Unearthed 2001 Interview

The late producer also recounts working with Erykah Badu, being managed by Q-Tip, taking drum cues from Questlove, and changing… Read More

August 1, 2020

D’Angelo’s Masterpiece ‘Voodoo’ Laid Out the Blueprint for a New Masculinity

D'Angelo's Voodoo was an album that understood that reclaiming femininity did not mean shunning masculine aspects of sexuality. How many… Read More

January 22, 2020

Watch the First Trailer for the All-Encompassing D’Angelo Documentary ‘Devil’s Pie’

Watch the first trailer for Devil's Pie: D'Angelo. On Saturday, April 24th, Devil's Pie: D'Angelo, a documentary centered around the… Read More

April 29, 2019

How Roy Hargrove Served As the Soulquarians’ Melodic Backbone

Jazz giant Roy Hargrove, who recently died at the age of 49, was a crucial part of the Soulquarians family,… Read More

November 9, 2018

Watch This Short Video On The Soulquarians And Their Legendary Musical Influence The Soulquarians, the alternative hip-hop music collective founded by The Roots' Questlove, D'Angelo, James Poyser, And J Dilla, is… Read More

January 30, 2018

5 Ways A Tribe Called Quest Broke Hip-Hop’s Golden Age Formula

In hip-hop, a crew is hardly novel. From its most infant moments, like-minded producers, emcees and, of course, token hypemen,… Read More

November 11, 2016

Questlove & More Talk The Soulquarian Era Of NYC’s Electric Lady Studios

Questlove, James Poyser, Russell Elevado and Bilal take readers on a trip back to the Soulquarian era of NYC's famed… Read More

June 7, 2015

Questlove Shares Candid Footage Of J Dilla Playing Drums In Session w/ Common + The Soulquarians

Today, February 10th is Dilla Day to musicians, vinyl junkies, drumheads and beat connoisseurs worldwide--commemorating cold-hearted L.A. that day we… Read More

February 10, 2015

Erykah Badu’s ‘Mama’s Gun’ Gets 180-Gram Vinyl Reissue

For much of the OKP realm, those in it or it's fringes, Erykah Badu's Mama's Gun was not simply a sophomore effort… Read More

August 6, 2014

OKP Premiere: Extra Medium + Selan Pay Tribute To D’angelo + J Dilla w/ “Dreamin’ Eyes” Rework

PA soulcats Extra Medium are back on the set with vocalist Selan to deliver their loving recreation of the D'angelo… Read More

February 11, 2014

James Poyser Answers “The Questions” For Okayplayer TV

This might be the deepest, most mo-meta edition of "The Questions" ever. Not just because James Poyser is one of… Read More

November 13, 2013

R.I.P. Jef Lee Johnson, [Soulquarians / Soultronics]

Jef Lee Johnson, photographed by Mark Stehle (used with permission) Yesterday we learned that beloved and respected guitarist Jef Lee Johnson… Read More

January 30, 2013

Video: D’Angelo x The Beatles “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” Live w/ The Roots At Bonnaroo + Full Audio

UPDATE: Bonnaroo has released higher-quality video of the last 2 minutes or so of D'Angelo's super-jam appearance, so now you… Read More

June 11, 2012