Okayplayer, like its founders The Roots, has evolved considerably since its inception in 1999. Initially launched by Questlove as a way for The Roots and a few like-minded artists to communicate directly with fans, Okayplayer has grown into a multi-platform entertainment and media company that releases original music, videos, interviews and more from a wide range of artists: from Frank Ocean to Lorde, Erykah Badu to Chance The Rapper, NaS to Major Lazer, D’Angelo to The Weeknd. Just as The Roots have become the unofficial house band for hip-hop (even pop music across the board) with their gig as the musical backbone of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Okayplayer has become the music purist’s general destination for new sounds.

Last updated: December 3, 2013


Ron Gaskill