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Preview A New Kendrick Lamar Verse, Possibly From A Collaboration With The Game

While The Game is better known these days for his sexually explicit Instagram phraseology, he’s been teaming up with big names for his forthcoming album Documentary 2 as well. Drake showed up on a Game song called “100,” delivering that freestyle he’d been performing live over the track’s warm soul sample and burbling, snap-click beat. More »

By: Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 11:34 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom’s off 5 Best Videos duty this week, so I’m taking over. The last time I was tasked with arranging this list, Rihanna dropped the video for “American Oxygen” exclusively on Tidal and I speculated on whether or not it would have been worthy of inclusion if I had been able to view it. Thi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 3, 2015 - 1:23 pm

You’ll Never Guess What Fox News Thinks Of Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar opened Sunday night’s BET Awards with an explosive, politically charged, and all-around awesome performance of “Alright,” rapping “We hate po-po/ Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho” from atop a vandalized police car while a giant American flag waved in the background. Surprisingly, Fox News didn’t love it. On the panel… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 30, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Video

Kendrick Lamar’s stunning new video for his To Pimp A Butterfly highlight “Alright” has a scene where a little kid throws money out a muscle car window while Kendrick does donuts and more little kids dance on top of a cop car. It has scenes where Kendrick levitates along city streets. It has a scene… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Open The 2015 BET Awards

The 2015 BET Awards are happening tonight, co-hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater. Just one day after performing at last night’s BET Experience event, Kendrick Lamar opened the proceedings with an explosive performance of “Alright,” the newest single from To Pimp A Butterfly. He brought along a whole crowd… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 28, 2015 - 9:13 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Chance The Rapper At TIP Fest

Chance The Rapper put on his free Teens In The Park (TIP) Festival for 13-24-year-olds at Chicago’s Northerly Island today. Chance’s buddy Donnie Trumpet was scheduled to headline, but of course Chance also came out to perform some of their collaborative album Surf, one of the best albums of the year. The part that wasMore »

By: Peter Helman / June 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make sure that their song is the one that comes out on top, but it’s still an imprecise science. It means different things to different people, certain niches will gravitate toward… More »

By: James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am

Jidenna – “Classic Man (Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society is getting ready to release a new compilation EP called Wondaland Presents: The Eephus, and amazingly, the breakout early track isn’t Monáe’s catchy-as-hell “Yoga.” Instead, it’s the previously unknown dandy Jidenna’s deeply funky “Classic Man.” And now that song gets another boost, with current rap deity Kendrick Lamar jumping o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 10:57 am

D’Angelo Discusses Racial Injustice With Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale

On last year’s stunning Black Messiah, D’Angelo directly confronted the realities of being black in America and this country’s long history of institutional racism, so it’s no surprise that he has a lot to say about racial injustice. For his second official interview since the release of Black Messiah, D’Angelo brought a New York TimesMore »

By: Peter Helman / June 19, 2015 - 7:35 pm

The Week In Pop: Hilary Duff Joined Tinder And, Oh Yeah, Made A Decent Album Too

It was obvious from the beginning that Hilary Duff signing up for Tinder was a stunt to promote her comeback album. What wasn’t obvious was what an elaborate stunt it would turn out to be — not just a headline-grabbing move to get people talking about Duff again but the premise for a craven music… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2015 - 9:42 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Bilal – “Money Over Love” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Neo-soul auteur Bilal is one of the many key players on Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp A Butterfly, and the Compton rapper returned the favor. He appears on a song off Bilal’s forthcoming album In Another Life called “Money Over Love” that first premiered live at an Adrian Younge show. Now a studio versio… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 15, 2015 - 12:07 pm

D’Angelo Says A Black Messiah “Companion Piece” Is On The Way

In his first interview since the release of last year’s surprise album Black Messiah, D’Angelo told Rolling Stone that his new album is only the beginning of his new music. The long-dormant R&B legend followed up his first two albums, 1995’s Brown Sugar and 2000’s Voodoo, with a 14-year-silence. Last year, the widely-lauded Black MessiahMore »

By: Caitlin White / June 15, 2015 - 10:24 am

7 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Thursday & Friday

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Join Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo

There can definitely be some not-so-great things about music festivals, but that sort of charged, overcrowded atmosphere can also lead to some very cool things that really would never happen anywhere else. For example: At Bonnaroo last night, Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper joined legendary funk act Earth, Wind & Fire on stage. Festival… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 13, 2015 - 11:16 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Visit The High School Class That Studied To Pimp A Butterfly

The rippling effects of Kendrick Lamar’s politically-charged new album To Pimp A Butterfly, a body of work that unflinchingly confronts the experience of being black in America, are spreading ever-outward throughout the country. Now, they’ve spread to the classroom. More »

By: Caitlin White / June 9, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Kendrick Lamar Finally Plays “King Kunta,” “The Blacker The Berry,” “Hood Politics” In Concert

When Kendrick Lamar played Sasquatch and Sweetlife last month, he made the frustrating decision to not do any To Pimp A Butterfly songs outside of “Alright,” but he course corrected during his Hot 97 Summer Jam set last night and kicked things off with “The Blacker The Berry,” performing it live for the first time. More »

By: James Rettig / June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am

Hot 97 Summer Jam Will Livestream On Tidal

Usually the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert is livestreamed for free on the Hot 97 website, but this year it will stream exclusively on Tidal, Jay-Z’s subscription-based music streaming service. More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / June 5, 2015 - 11:53 am

The Week In Pop: The Unstoppable Competent Mediocrity Of Jason Derulo

“Broke,” the last song teased from Jason Derulo’s new Everything Is 4 before the album’s release this week, both encapsulates and subverts the approach that has made Derulo one of pop radio’s most unavoidable sub-superstars. Ever since the former industry songwriter broke through as a solo artist with 2009’s Imogen Heap-sampling #1 smash “Whatcha Say,”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Bring A Fan Onstage To Rap “m.A.A.d city” At Sweetlife Festival After Sweetgreen CEO Whiffs

Kendrick Lamar played Sweetlife Festival this weekend — sponsored by the company that gave the rapper his very own salad — and brought up a fan from the audience to rap along with him to “m.A.A.d. City.” Billboard reports that he looked around the crowd to find a fan who would “know every single world… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 4:24 pm
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