9 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of August 19)

Tank releases his album 'R&B Money' featuring Alex Isley, Vedo, and more. Tink drops her latest album 'Pillow Talk.' Tank… Read More

August 19, 2022

Tink References Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” In New “Might Let You” Video

In her latest video for "Might Let You" off of Heat Of The Moment, her latest album, Tink is joined… Read More

December 2, 2021

21 New Hip-Hop, R&B, & Neo-Soul Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of July 30)

Our weekly roundup of New Music Friday albums is filled with releases by a crew of talented female acts like… Read More

July 30, 2021

Mixtape Monday: Bobby Noble x Lars Viola, SWARVY, Mecca:83, SKYXXX, Duckwrth + More

New Bobby Noble x Lars Viola, SWARVY, Mecca:83, SKYXXX, Duckwrth, and more this Mixtape Monday. First out the gate, Bobby… Read More

August 24, 2020

Meet Dolly Bills: The Masked Artist Blending Art, Streetwear & Rap

Dolly Bills' art has earned recognition from rap stars like Future, Trippie Redd, Roddy Ricch, and DaBaby. We spoke with… Read More

July 8, 2020

A Letter From the Editor: Welcome to the New Okayplayer.com

I was 13 when I watched a plane hit the second tower from the corner window of my classroom in… Read More

June 17, 2020

Library of Congress Unveils License-Free Sampling Tools for Producers

The Citizen DJ project invites users to remix collections of sounds from a notoriously expansive archive. The Library of Congress… Read More

April 26, 2020

The 2010s: The Evolution of Cloud R&B In 18 Mixtapes

In the 2010s, R&B bent further into alternative waves, becoming fascinated with nature, space, time, and the universe. Cloud R&B… Read More

December 11, 2019

Tink Just Released a New Mixtape Called “Voicemails”

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tink G. 🔮 (@official__tink) on Apr 27, 2019 at… Read More

April 29, 2019

Queen Key Talks About How She Merges Hip-Hop & Humor [Interview]

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by QUEEN KEY (@keyisqueen) on Sep 16, 2018 at 6:29pm… Read More

October 14, 2018

Watch Mura Masa & Moses Boyd Make a Song From Scratch

Just days after the release of his self-titled debut album, electronic DJ Mura Masa is back at it. The British… Read More

July 27, 2017

Mack Wilds’ Visual Project, ‘AfterHours,’ Inspired By The Night [Interview]

Mack Wilds, sometimes known as Tristian Wilds, sometimes known by a myriad of character names, has done what few can… Read More

April 14, 2017

Tink Counts Up The Long Days & Nights On Her Latest Single

We’re still waiting on a release date for Tink’s debut album, Think Tink, but in the meantime we get another… Read More

June 28, 2016

Tink Surprises Fans w/ Timbaland-Produced “Dinero” & “Trust No One”

Up and coming Chi-Town spitter Tink resurfaced on Halloween to surprise fans with "Dinero" and "Trust No One". The pair… Read More

November 1, 2015

Watch Black Thought, Questlove + ‘Hamilton’ Cast-Members Storm The 2015 BET HipHop Awards Cyphers

We were so busy sounding off on politics last night, we almost let the BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 breeze… Read More

October 14, 2015

Unreleased Aaliyah Material May Be Coming Soon

Later this month, the music world will mark the 14 year anniversary of Aaliyah's tragic death. Lost in a plane… Read More

August 9, 2015