Photo Credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for WatchLOUD.com Online communities have garnered artists and fans closer together, breaking boundaries between fans and artists. How big of an issue is this? The idea of the fan club has evolved in the internet age. While the ’90s heyday of mail-in fan clubs are largely defunct, online communities have … Read moreCan Fan Club Culture Exist In The Age Of The Stan?
Photo Credit: Illustration by Ellen Fabini In the third and final installment of our “Origin of Woke” series, Elijah Watson writes about how woke culture died and from the ashes came the equally fiery and passionate successor — cancel culture “Most people who are woke ain’t calling themselves woke. Most people who are woke are agonizing … Read moreThe Origin Of Woke: How The Death Of Woke Led To The Birth Of Cancel Culture
Photo Credit: Daniel Ramos for Okayplayer.com We spoke to Royce Da 5’9” about the production on his new album, his working relationship with Eminem, the Detroit rap scene, and more. It’s the middle of the week and Royce Da 5’9” is in the middle of the dreaded press run. He has been pinned down to … Read moreHow Royce da 5’9″ Made the “Anti-Everything” Album with ‘The Allegory’
Photo Credit: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Graphic: Evanka Williamson Okayplayer had a writer cover Quality Control’s 2020 Stripper Bowl in Miami. She saw firsthand how the women working that night were constantly disrespected and disregarded. “Y’all Got Us In Here Like Fucking Slaves” It’s the Monday after Super Bowl LIV in … Read moreI Spent 15 Hours At QC’s 2020 Stripper Bowl — the Fyre Festival for Dancers
Photo Credit: Amurri Kinsey. Shaheed Rucker is reimagining Jet covers by putting contemporary figures like Solange and Nipsey Hussle on them. For Black History Month, we talked to the artist about his passion for combining nostalgia with the modern. When people consider art to hang on their walls, portraits of figures like Nipsey Hussle, Spike … Read moreFrom Images of Solange to Nipsey Hussle, This Artist is Giving Jet Magazine a Contemporary Facelift
Photo Credit: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images From breaking videos to old graffiti photos to informative tidbits about hip-hop history, here are 10 Instagram pages dedicated to preserving hip-hop culture. In the early days of the internet, fans and appreciators could turn to a number of indie blogs and websites to learn about hip-hop culture. … Read moreTen Great Instagram Pages to Follow if You Love Hip-Hop
Photo Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images In honor of Black History Month, we talked to the legendary Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels about the pivotal role he played in constructing one of the greatest albums of all time: Run-DMC’s 1984 self-titled debut. By the early-‘80s, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, Joseph “Run” Simmons, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell … Read moreThe Making of Run-DMC’s Classic Debut, According to Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels
Photo Credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Panorama We sat down with Noname to talk about her book club, capitalism, celebrity culture, and the importance of building community. In the middle of the holiday season, with its inescapable encouragement of hyperconsumerism, Chicago rapper Noname rallied people from all over to register for a library card with … Read more“The Real Magic Is In Person:” Noname’s Book Club Is Building Community Across The Country