Brooklyn Public Library Has Launched a Vinyl Collection

Brooklyn Public Library has opened a vinyl collection for teen and adult cardholders to borrow up to three records at… Read More

August 18, 2022

Your Record Collection Could Be The Next Climate Change Casualty

With vinyl sales and global temperatures both hitting historic strides, labels and collectors are struggling to protect their records from… Read More

July 29, 2021

Outkast Is Celebrating The 25th Anniversary Of ‘ATLiens’ With Vinyl Reissue

Outkast is celebrating their second album in a big way. In honor of the 25th anniversary of their second album ATLiens,… Read More

July 8, 2021

Cypress Hill is Turning Their Origin Story Into a Graphic Novel

Cypress Hill: Tres Equis will arrive in August via Z2 Comics. In honor of the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut… Read More

February 11, 2021

The Roots Announce Deluxe 3xLP Vinyl Reissue of ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’

The third disc of the set features unreleased remixes and edits curated by Questlove. The Roots are celebrating the 26… Read More

January 22, 2021

MF DOOM Fans Are Pissed That People Are Selling His Records For Ridiculous Prices

The most expensive MF DOOM vinyl on his website is $30. Amid his death, some sellers are asking for over… Read More

January 4, 2021

The Pandemic Has Been Very, Very Good for Vinyl Sales

Billboard reports nearly 2 million vinyl sales in the last week. In a year that saw the live music industry… Read More

December 29, 2020

‘Needle 2 The Groove’: Jill Scott Calls Childish Gambino’s ‘Because The Internet’ Vinyl A “Complete Vision”

Jill Scott also played selections from Madlib, Art Blakey, and James Brown, as well as the Claudine soundtrack from her… Read More

December 8, 2020

Frank Ocean Cancels Upcoming Vinyl Release of “Little Demon”

Frank Ocean will refund all purchases of the unreleased track. Back in February, Frank Ocean announced the upcoming release of… Read More

December 4, 2020

10 Black-Owned Vinyl Record Stores to Support

These Black-owned vinyl record stores are sure to have something you'll want to add to your collection. Small businesses throughout… Read More

November 20, 2020

A Special J Dilla ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’ 20th Anniversary Box Set is Dropping

J Dilla debuted Welcome 2 Detroit in 2001. Celebrate that album with a special 12 disc vinyl box set. Next year… Read More

November 2, 2020

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2020 (October Edition)

October's Record Store Day festivities are upon us and the drops span the gamut of genres, eras, and regions. Closing… Read More

October 23, 2020

Chuck D From Public Enemy Kicks Off ‘Needle 2 The Groove’ By Highlighting Richard Pryor, Funkadelic Vinyl

Okayplayer kicks off its new video series Needle 2 the Groove with Chuck D, who spoke about some of his favorite… Read More

October 9, 2020

The Full Amy Winehouse Discography Will Be Released as a Box Set

Singles from three Amy Winehouse albums will be released on black vinyl in November. Next month will be an exciting… Read More

October 1, 2020

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2020 Releases (September Edition)

The second installment of 2020's three-part Record Store Day celebration is upon us. Comb through another batch of picks for… Read More

September 25, 2020

Vinyl Sales Surpass CDs for The First Time in 34 Years

Despite an industry-wide slowdown, wax has officially taken the crown for physical format sales. Vinyl sales have secured a historic… Read More

September 12, 2020