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I’ve been writing this column for years now, and this is one of the strongest weeks we’ve ever had, especially with the two sprawling, loony masterpieces fighting it out for the #1 spot. My one complaint, if it can even count as a complaint: This is the last week of Halloween-themed music videos, and yet… More »

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action movies. He lives in Texas, and I’ve never met him in person. But I still feel like we’re friends, since things like rap music and action movies transcend geographic space… More »

Have you watched Kendrick Lamar on Colbert? Because holy fuck. If you haven’t watched it, watch it. If you have watched it, watch it again. It’s really something. That’s the best piece of music-related video I’ve seen all week, easily. But regular music videos had a pretty good week, too, and our five picks are… More »

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Jay Rock – “Traffic Jam (Easy Bake Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & SZA)

Black Hippy OG Jay Rock put out the underrated 90059 a couple of months ago. Slightly confusingly, a short song with TDE labelmate SZA was…
Peter Helman | November 25, 2015 - 6:45 pm

David Bowie’s Blackstar Was Inspired By Kendrick Lamar, Features James Murphy And Possible Reference To ISIS

Last week, David Bowie debuted his 10-minute-long single "Blackstar" with an appropriately epic video. Rolling Stone spoke with some of his collaborators about his new…
James Rettig | November 23, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Get Busted Crashing A Columbus Wedding

Kendrick Lamar apparently tried to crash a wedding reception at a hotel in Columbus, OH last month. TMZ has obtained video of the rapper walking…
James Rettig | November 16, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Ty Dolla $ign – “LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, & James Fauntleroy)

Ty Dolla $ign’s debut studio album Free TC comes out next week. So far, we’ve heard a bunch of tracks, including the most recent ones…
James Rettig | November 5, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Kendrick Lamar – “These Walls” (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat) Video

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is one of the year's best albums, and it's also been responsible for producing some of the year's best…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform To Pimp A Butterfly Tracks With National Symphony Orchestra

Kendrick Lamar took to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC last night, performing To Pimp A Butterfly material backed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Pitchfork
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2015 - 10:31 am

Kendrick Lamar Announces First Kunta’s Groove Sessions Tour Dates

A few days ago, Kendrick Lamar announced what he's billing as the first annual "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, taking place in "eight intimate venues" over…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 9:28 pm

The Game – “Mula” (Feat. Kanye West) & “On Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Veteran Compton rapper the Game recently announced his upcoming sixth album The Documentary 2, a sequel to his 2005 debut The Documentary, and it's absolutely…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2015 - 8:54 pm

Kendrick Lamar To Play With Orchestra At Kennedy Center

Kendrick Lamar will perform with Washington, DC's National Symphony Orchestra next month (10/20) at the Kennedy Center, according to The Washington Post. The show will…
James Rettig | September 28, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Funkadelic – “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly featured a cameo from George Clinton, along with deep references to funk music as a whole. Lamar's interest in…
Caitlin White | September 25, 2015 - 10:45 am

Jay Rock – “Vice City” (Feat. Black Hippy) Video

Jay Rock's 90059 is coming any day now, and he's already shared a slew of singles off the record. We've heard the title track, the…
Caitlin White | September 10, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Absolutely Tear Down The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The night before last, Stephen Colbert ended his first night as the Late Show's successor to David Letterman by leading an all-star cover of Sly…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 8:49 am

The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

Watch Miguel Bring Out Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt in LA

Last night, Miguel performed at Hollywood Forever in L.A., and he made sure the show was a special one. As Pitchfork reports, the singer pulled…
Peter Helman | September 5, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Vince Staples: “Shut The Fuck Up Miley Cyrus”

Miley Cyrus had a big week. Our former squeaky clean Hannah Montana hosted the VMAs this Sunday, before surprise-dropping her wild-and-weird-as-fuck new album Miley Cyrus
Caitlin White | September 3, 2015 - 5:50 pm

VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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