Posts Tagged: okayplayer

Fifteen Theories on Boys Don’t Cry

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Between the mysterious live stream on Ocean’s website and the release date that came and went, no one is really sure what Frank Ocean has planned for his new album Boys Don’t Cry. But the good people at okayplayer. have some the thoughts: [W]e got the team together and had countless meetings, contemplated deeply, we’ve solved complex mathematical […]

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Zane Lowe Interviews Chance the Rapper

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Following the release of his latest mixtape Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper spoke with Zane Lowe in a lengthy interview about the work, the recording process, and the artist’s growing collaborative relationship with Kanye West. Listen to the full conversation via okayplayer and stream the mixtape here.

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Hip-Hop’s Response to the Flint Water Crisis

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Artists across the musical spectrum have rallied to help raise awareness and funds for the Flint, Michigan water crisis, which, thanks to governmental inaction, has been allowed to develop since 2014. Okayplayer. chronicled the work that hip-hop artists, in particular, have done to bring attention to the issue, and the responses of Flint’s own hip-hop […]

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Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole Collaboration

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The rumors circulating about a collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole may have been confirmed: in a post highlighting the freestyles that the two rappers put out in honor of Black Friday, Lamar’s sister might have accidentally leaked info about a song, or an album, or something, coming out this February. The related posts have […]

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Get to Know Benjamin Clementine

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Who is Benjamin Clementine? It’s a fair question to ask, considering this relatively unfamiliar artist was recently awarded the Mercury Prize (the UK’s parallel to the Grammy’s “Album of the Year”) for his album At Least For Now. The London artist, chosen over names like Aphex Twin and Florence + the Machine, dedicated his award […]

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Frankie Knuckles Collection Joining Stony Island Arts Bank

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Legendary Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles passed away in March of 2014, leaving behind a legacy as “the Godfather of house music” and a massive vinyl collection to match it. Recently announced, his library will be installed in the new Stony Island Arts Bank, developed by local artist Theaster Gates. The installation is reported to open […]

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Teju Cole Made You a Mixtape

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This is a Lasgidi of the mind, representing a meld of many club nights in Lagos and alternate Lagoses through the past decade. It is a cauldron of that vertiginous self-confidence that anyone who knows any Nigerians knows well. Put down the New Yorker—Teju Cole is here with his selection of Nigerian dance jams, ready to […]

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