Last Friday, Nicki Minaj slid through in the royal procession, standing out the sunroof with paintball gun in hand. Without mercy, she fired off shots at the men of hip-hop, simultaneously clowning and complimenting them throughout Queen highlight “Barbie Dreams.” Though much was made about the lyrical content itself, Nicki appeared rejuvenated, coming through with […]

Getty / Uproxx Studios Last Friday night, legendary DJ Clark Kent dropped Kanye West’s “XTCY” track at the artist’s behest. On the song, Kanye rhymes rather creepily about wanting to “smash” his Kardashian/Jenner sister-in-laws. The song had a couple clever lines, but ultimately he delivered his lyrics with a ho-hum energy that made one Twitter […]

Wu-tang Clan let their fans know a new project was on the way back in May of this year. At the time, it was said that the album was meant to celebrate their debut’s anniversary. Since Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was released on November 9th, it could be assumed that the new LP would hit our […]

our debut album silk canvas is out now 💜 — VanJess (@vanjess) July 27, 2018 VanJess‘ debut album is finally here. The Nigerian-American R&B duo formed by sisters, Ivana and Jessica Nwokike, released their album, Silk Canvas today, July 27. In celebration, the singers also released their latest music video for the IAMBNOBODI-produced track “Control Me,” […]

Photo Credit: Pip Cowley The show is named after his seminal solo album Liquid Swords. Aside from his passion for rapping, GZA is also a known fan of chess and science. Now, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper has a Netflix series centered on the latter. READ: GZA Doesn’t Think Rap Is In A Golden Age, Silver Or […]

Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer Made in America will be back JAY-Z’ Made in America festival isn’t going anywhere. On Monday, July 23rd, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney announced that Made in America will stay in Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the festival’s home for its entire six-year existence. The announcement was made after Kenney and Roc […]

The 90s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your most-loved guitar player’s childhood fear, publications such as the pioneering DIY zine Sniffin’ […]

By by Tom Hess via Tom Hess Corp. Many musicians seek answers to the wrong questions – questions rooted in fear, self-doubt, wrong assumptions and ignorance about how the music business really works. Seeking the right answers to the wrong questions is a sure way to sabotage your efforts to start and grow your own career […]

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had […]

 By Wendy Day from Rap Coalition ( and PowerMoves (   [written for @NARIPatlanta Indie Label event on 7/20/16] There are many things an artist must have to succeed, and then there are a few things that will make life easier. Today, I am focusing on the necessities. We all know the music business is […]

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