Okay Player site & org is as legendary as their owners The Legendary ROOTS Crew. The internet home for like minded artists such as it’s owners THE ROOTS & their friends & collaborators Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Amy Winehouse, J Dilla, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Mos Def, Hi-Tek, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Dilated Peoples, Little Brother, K-os, Sa-Ra, Mr. Lif, The Coup, M-1, Leela James, Jaguar Wright, Dangerdoom, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Blackalicious, Scratch, Meshell Ndegeocello, reflection eternal, skillz, RjD2 & Aceyalone, the jazzyfatnastees, and their fans.
On a mssion to represent the left of centre music community via it’s website with news, blogs, interviews, reviews, tourdates, videos, online store & hosting the most infamous message board online..
A welcome new edition to the OKAY PLAYER family is their Nu Jazz imprint & journal “THE REVIVALIST”
A “leading online journal for the burgeoning jazz community. By illuminating the renewal of jazz: history, culture, and music, synthesized with the influences of hip-hop, The Revivalist is the center of a cultural resurgence of live music. We are music innovators, musicians, and music lovers documenting and foretelling the stories of jazz and how it has influenced today’s popular music.”
There is some truly great contemporary Jazz & Jazz related Hip Hop on THE REVIVALIST site section of Okay Player, we urge you to check out their exclusive release from THE BEAST & NNENNA FREELON: “Freedom Suite” inspired by Abbey Lincoln & featuring many familiar names such as 9th Wonder, Phonte, Darien Brockington, YahZarah, Carlita Durrand, Apple Juice Kid & more. As featured in Keep The Faith Events ‘Best Of 2010’ DJ Charts.
Big thanks & appreciation to THE ROOTS, OKAY-PLAYER & their THE REVIVALIST imprint featuring our UKSOULJAM event with a competition to win FREE ENTRY to our UK-SOUL-JAM “NU-JAZZ-SOUL” special at Jazzcafe this Sunday February 6th 2011.
The competition is really easy to enter, you just need to email your names – competition entry details are found on this page of THE REVIVALIST: http://revivalist.okayplayer.com/2011/02/03/london-win-pair-of-tickets-to-uksoul-jam-ft-valerie-etienne-this-sunday/
Good luck all & see you in the UKSOUL-NU-JAZZ-JAM this Sunday February 6th 2011 at Jazz-Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1, UK!