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J. Period Celebrates 35 Years Of Hip-Hop Soundtracks With A Mega Playlist (Audio)

Hip-Hop Heads can count on DJ and producer J. Period to curate consistently inventive and entertaining playlists devoted to all aspects of the culture, beyond just the music. From his

Questlove’s Trip to a Prince Concert Went from Near Disaster to Epic Win (Video)

For most of us, being able to see the one and only Prince live in concert will likely never happen. Even less likely is being able to hit the show

A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory vs. The Roots’ Things Fall Apart. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding

Take a Long Walk Down Memory Lane With Jill Scott as she Revisits Her Debut Album

Earlier this month, the Hip-Hop infused Neo-Soul songstress Jill Scott celebrated the 15th anniversary of her debut album, 2000’s Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. With it,

Common & J Dilla’s The Light Was Part Of The Love Movement. Get The Backstory (Video)

Common’s career took a tremendous turn on 2000’s Like Water For Chocolate. At the perceived pinnacle of the Okay Player artist movement, Common and MCA Records made what is rarely

Erykah Badu Traced Her DNA to Determine Her Ancestry. Here’s What She Found (Video)

Erykah Badu took a DNA test to get a better sense of her full ancestry. OkayPlayer accompanied her on her journey and it yielded some fascinating results. Not only did

Pharoahe Monch Answers “The Questions” (Video)

Pharoahe Monch sat down (actually stood up) with OkayPlayer to answer their rapid-fire series of lighthearted questions. Pharoahe spoke on his favorite Cosby character, the jazz musician that influenced his

Ice Cube Interview with OkayPlayer (Video)

Ice Cube sat down with OkayPlayer and talked to them about his (resolved) beef with Common, whether he will do another Friday or Barbershop, the origin of It Was a

Kanye West Tops the Billboard Album Chart for the 6th Time

As expected, Kanye West took the sales crown for last week’s hip-hop super tuesday, moving nearly 329K units of Yeezus (followed by J. Cole’s nearly 298K units). The conversation about

Rakim interview with OkayPlayer and performance in NYC at Joe’s Pub (Video)

Here’s a dope interview of Rakim by OkayPlayer. It also features footage of him performing with The Roots. You can check out the interview and footage of Rakim performing recently

De La Soul interview with OkayPlayer at The Roots Picnic 2012 (Video)

De La Soul. From the soul. Here’s a cool interview of Plug 1 and Plug 2 courtesy of OkayPlayer. It features some high-quality footage of De La’s performance at this

Here’s a dope mixtape of some of Common’s best tracks from over the years.

Ready for Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer to drop? Until then, here’s a new mixtape that was done by DJ Soul & OkayPlayer which features some as Common best joints

If you haven't heard the new Roots album yet, check out this sneak preview sampler. Props to OkayPlayer for always keeping it fresh.

I’ve posted quite a bit from and about this album over the last couple of weeks.  Now that I’ve heard the full album, I feel fully justified.  It’s an instant

Doin' It Again – The Roots ft. John Legend

Is Black Thought the most underrated MC ever? Did the fact that The Roots are a live band and ?estlove’s presence take attention away from the fact that he consistently spits fire?