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The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016

The nature of the music industry is such that predicting when or if a major label release will actually hit shelves has devolved to one step above …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Great Photography and Filmmaking Reads for Your Weekend

There were plenty of great reads published this week–hopefully you can block off a quiet hour or two to enjoy them.<p>Gregory Crewdson on Being an Art …

Photography

How to Make Your Film Look Cinematic When Your Lighting Setup is Less Than Ideal

One of the most common questions young filmmakers ask is, "How do I make my film look cinematic?" Usually the answer is "good lighting", but what if …

20 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2016

Kanye West<p>What will Kanye West's seventh album, <i>Swish</i>, sound like? There's really no telling. Over the last year, Kanye has released a solo record …

Rap & Hip-Hop

2016 Oscar Nominations Predictions

Making our best guesses before everything is out in the open Thursday morning.<p>As we’ve discussed a lot over the last few months, it‘s been an unusually hard to predict Oscar season, and even now, many, many pundits will admit they‘re more in the dark than usual about what will be on the Academy’s …

2015's Under-Appreciated Hip-Hop Albums

As <b>Kendrick Lamar</b> reigned supreme in hip-hop during 2015 with the stunning ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, <b>Drake</b> squabbled with <b>Meek Mill</b> over ghostwriting, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lenses Every Cinematographer Should Own

As a cinematographer, the lens choices you make are incredibly important. Let’s take a look at some lenses every cinematographer should own.<p><i>Top</i> …

Cinematography

Pass The Popcorn: STREAM J. Cole's 'Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming' Doc

• Music<br>• News<br>• Originals<br>• Culture<br>• Sports<br>• Artists<br>• Events<br>• Shop<br>• Boards<br>• Archive<br>• About OKP<br>• OkayAfrica<br>• Okay Space<br>• Large Up<br>• Revive<p>After a string of teasers chronicling his …

The music documentaries you need to watch in 2016

Last year was <i>the year</i> for insightful, agenda-setting and occasionally shocking music documentaries, from Asif Kapadia’s heart-breaking and controversial <i>Amy</i> to Brett Morgen’s ambitious <i>Montage of Heck</i> and Liz Garbus’ startlingly intimate portrayal of Nina Simone in <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i> But that …

Kanye West Announces Release Date for New Album SWISH

It’s a good Friday indeed for Kanye West fans.<p>Hours after sharing his new track “Real Friends,” the hip-hop artist tweeted the release date for his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Best Hip Hop Albums By Femcees

What’s good folks! Glad to have you rocking with me once again. It’s time for another list that will definitely cause discussion and even some …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Dr Dre launches new track ‘Back to Business’ – listen

A treat from Dre's first 'The Pharmacy' show of the year...<p>Dr Dre has used his first Beats 1 ‘The Pharmacy’ show of the year to launch a new track …

Kendrick Lamar Is Making History With His "Untitled" Series, Not Records

Toward the end of his electric performance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>, Kendrick Lamar let it be known:<p>"You ain’t gotta tell me that I’m …

Rap & Hip-Hop