Matt Owen

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Beyonce's "Blow" Gets A Sly Electro Flip From Dave Harrington

Guitarist, composer and producer <b>Dave Harrington</b> has shared his remix of <b>Beyonce</b>‘s “Blow,” a flip that picks apart some of the original funk-strutter’s …

Beyoncé

Why buy a new Mac, when you can buy refurbished?

Do you find yourself looking wistfully at the screen and counting the zeros on the latest Apple price tag? It’s no surprise that students, …

Shopping

Korn's Remix of Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" Is Both Terrifying and Brilliant

Korn’s Remix of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” Is Both Terrifying and Brilliant<p>Did Korn have Rihanna's money all along?<p>Black lipstick-wearing …

Type & Print by

Hear Two New EPs From Jean Grae

Last we had seen or heard from <b>Jean Grae</b>, she was busy getting all lo-fi on us in her grainy and great visual for “underneathu.” Not eight months …

Entertainment

Mixtape Monday: Big Cats x Andre 3000 Premiere + More!

It’s a damn fine Monday from where we’re standing. <b>Mixtape Monday</b> is back once more to provide your hammers, anvils and stirrups with more groove than …

Stream Thundercat's 'The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam'

• Music<br>• News<br>• Originals<br>• Culture<br>• Sports<br>• Artists<br>• Events<br>• Shop<br>• Boards<br>• Boards<br>• About OKP<br>• OkayAfrica<br>• Okay Space<br>• Large Up<br>• Revive<p>Stream Thundercat's New 'The Beyond/Where The …

Roam

Point Blank Tutorial: How to Sit Vocals in a Mix w/ Ganesh Singaram (Pharrell, Kanye West)

<b>Point Blank present an indispensible new tutorial covering vocal placement in a mix. Without further ado, let’s handover to Ganesh Singaram</b><br>Vocals can …

Music Production

Common Misconceptions About the Mastering Process

A very big part of my job as a mastering engineer is educating clients before, after, and during their project.<p>Prior to mastering, this involves …

Music Production

The MusicTech Guide To Synths

<b>Just why are synths so popular? Take a swift walk through the history of the synthesiser with Rob Boffard and you’ll be hooked</b><p>You’ll come across a …

GENER8ION x M.I.A. - "The New International Sound" (Part. II)

• Music<br>• News<br>• Originals<br>• Culture<br>• Sports<br>• Artists<br>• Events<br>• Shop<br>• Boards<br>• Boards<br>• About OKP<br>• OkayAfrica<br>• Okay Space<br>• Large Up<br>• Revive<p>Guesting on the first offering from French …

Social Media

Jay Z vs. Nas: Which Emcee Has The Better Post-"Ether" Discography?

We all know what Jay Z has gone on to become: A mogul. He affects the world around him with a signature cool; a sort of protean nonchalance that …

The Chemical Brothers To Collaborate With Q-Tip

British electronic legends <b>The Chemical Brothers</b> have announced their upcoming LP, <i>Born in the Echoes</i>, which is due to drop on July 17th and features …

Who's More Shaggy? Steve Higgins Or...Shaggy?

We’ve all done it. Gotten lit a party and scrapped together our best patois to sing along with “Mr. Boombastic” or “It Wasn’t Me”. But happens when …

The Tonight Show

Peanut Butter Wolf Tells His Stevie Wonder Story

The chance to meet <b>Stevie Wonder</b> would be enough to make anyone on Earth a little nervous, but for <b>Stones Throw</b> label head and fervent record fiend</b> …

Stevie Wonder

Terry Crews & Mike Tyson Duke It Out On 'Lip Sync Battle'

Strange and a little perverse. Those are probably the most accurate words I could use to describe what’s been going down on Spike TV’s <i>Lip Sync Battle</i> …

Earth, Wind & Fire x Chicago Join Forces For A Funky Medley

As of late, <b>Jimmy Kimmel Live</b> has emerged as a hotbed for both fitting and sometimes forced musical collisions. They’ve graced us with …

Jimmy Kimmel

Rakim Talks New LP + Evaluates Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole

• Music<br>• News<br>• Originals<br>• Culture<br>• Sports<br>• Artists<br>• Events<br>• Shop<br>• Boards<br>• Boards<br>• About OKP<br>• OkayAfrica<br>• Okay Space<br>• Large Up<br>• Revive<p>Rakim Announces New Album, Gives A Proper …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ghostface Killah x Pharoahe Monch - "Emergency Procedure" [Official Video]

<b>Ghostface Killah</b> just dropped a fully animated clip for his <i>36 Seasons</i> standout cut “Emergency Procedure” featuring the mighty <b>Pharoahe Monch</b>. The new …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mixtape Monday: Exclusive Basquiat Tribute Premiere

• Music<br>• News<br>• Originals<br>• Culture<br>• Sports<br>• Artists<br>• Events<br>• Shop<br>• Boards<br>• Boards<br>• About OKP<br>• OkayAfrica<br>• Okay Space<br>• Large Up<br>• Revive<p>Mixtape Monday: DJ L'Oqenz x Basquiat …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Kanye West's Lost 2001 Beat Tape Resurfaces

Back in 2001 when they thought pink polos would hurt the Roc, <b>Kanye West</b> was almost completely unknown–a young hard-working producer with big dreams, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pete Rock Works The MPC In A New Clip For "Cosmic Slop"

“Cosmic Slop” is the latest single from legendary hip-hop producer <b>Pete Rock</b>. It’s also as good a phrase as any to describe the man’s aesthetic. Rock …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 25 Most Important Mixtapes Of The Decade So Far

Just what exactly a mixtape is has had people in a tiff the last few years. Questions will be raised like, “If it has all original music, how can it …

Questlove's Patti LaBelle Soul Food Story

Gather ’round, children. We (<b>Questlove</b> and <b>Okayplayer</b>) wanted to get you all something nice for the holidays. ALL the holidays. So…we went into the …

Larry Smith, Unsung Hero Of The Big Beat

[UPDATE: It’s with great sadness we report the Big Beat patriarch and generation-defining production pioneer <b>Larry Smith</b> has passed away from …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Tink Drops New Single "Tell The Children" (prod. Timbaland)

It’s certain that in the wake of last night’s news out of Ferguson, Missouri, a torrent of new tracks addressing police brutality and today’s unequal …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Adrian Younge x Boiler Room TV

<b>Adrian Younge</b> is well known for his seamless blend of the analog and digital worlds of recording these days. Whether as the curator for <b>Souls Of</b> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Chris Rock & Questlove Stop By Juan Epstein

<b>Chris Rock</b> and our very own <b>Questlove</b> appeared yesterday on <b>Pete Rosenberg</b> and <b>Cipha Sounds</b>‘ eternally irreverent <i>Juan Epstein</i> podcast to clear the air …

Rap & Hip-Hop