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5 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Saturday

As it goes with non-camping, city festivals, there was a shift in the crowd between the first and second days of Panorama. Saturday was a…
Ryan Leas | July 24, 2016 - 3:46 pm
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Changing Creative Expression: What The Hell Even Is An Album In 2016?

This year has been a loud one. We've seen the deaths of titanic icons like David Bowie and Prince, the kinds of artists who touched…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm
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The Week In Pop

Fifth Harmony Are Through With Child’s Play

In the early weeks of 2015, the five-woman pop group Fifth Harmony released Reflection, their extremely promising debut LP. I was smitten, calling it the
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2016 - 11:39 am
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DJ Khaled – “Holy Key” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, & Betty Wright)

I still don't really understand it, but ridiculous Snapchat fixture DJ Khaled is better than just about anyone else at getting big rap stars to…
Peter Helman | July 22, 2016 - 9:04 pm
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Schoolboy Q – “THat Part (Black Hippy Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, & Ab-Soul)

Today, Schoolboy Q releases his long-awaited Blank Face LP album, and it's good. It's really fucking good. It's a jarring, ferocious, paranoid G-rap album with…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 9:15 am
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Watch President Obama, Kendrick Lamar, & Janelle Monáe Sing Happy Birthday To Malia Obama

Yesterday, President Barack Obama hosted a Fourth of July barbecue on the White House lawn, inviting thousands of military veterans and their families. And as…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2016 - 9:27 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar & Janelle Monáe Perform Live At The White House

The Obamas are hosting a Fourth Of July barbecue for military veterans and their families at the White House tonight, and the festivities include a…
Peter Helman | July 4, 2016 - 7:48 pm
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Kendrick Lamar Will Perform At The White House On The Fourth Of July

Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost" was Barack Obama's favorite song of 2015, and the rapper visited the White House earlier this year to…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2016 - 6:22 pm
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Watch Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar Open The 2016 BET Awards

Last year, Kendrick Lamar opened the BET Awards with an explosive, politically charged performance of "Alright." This year, he again kicked off the proceedings, joining…
Peter Helman | June 26, 2016 - 9:13 pm
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

Veep, quite possibly the best show on TV right now, depicts a culture of Washington aides chained to their phones, sent scrambling to come up…
Stereogum | June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am
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Mistah F.A.B. – “Survive” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Crooked I, & Kobe Honeycutt)

Kendrick Lamar has basically left the rest of the rap world behind at this point; he's in his own universe. So it's cool whenever he…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2016 - 11:15 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Spoken-Word-Heavy Reebok Commercial

I wonder if the marketing execs at Reebok are constantly high-fiving each other over landing Kendrick Lamar as a spokesperson -- if it's like how…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2016 - 11:56 am
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Watch Anderson .Paak Bring Out Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar At Coachella

Anderson .Paak brought out T.I. as a surprise guest during his first performance at Coachella last weekend, and for his second performance, he went even…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Watch Ice Cube Reunite N.W.A. & Bring Out Kendrick Lamar At Coachella

Ice Cube staged an N.W.A. sort-of-reunion at Coachella last weekend, but he seemed to have forgotten about Dre. Last night, though, Dr. Dre finally showed…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 11:05 am

Stream Beyoncé LEMONADE

Beyoncé's mysterious LEMONADE project premiered on HBO tonight, and contrary to reports, it was not a "docu-style special." Rather, it was one of her patented…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2016 - 9:58 pm
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M.I.A.: “Is Beyoncé Or Kendrick Lamar Going To Say Muslim Lives Matter?”

The always-outspoken M.I.A. is the subject of a new profile in The Evening Standard, and as usual she gave the press a piece of her…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2016 - 9:47 am
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Kendrick Lamar Sued For Ripping Off Bill Withers Song

Back in 2009 when King Kendrick was officially making the switch from K Dot to Kendrick Lamar, he had a song called "I Do This,"
Collin Robinson | April 14, 2016 - 4:53 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Tribute To Kobe Bryant

Tomorrow, after 20 seasons and five NBA championships, Kobe Bryant will play his final professional basketball game. For those of us who can barely remember…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2016 - 10:10 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Induct N.W.A. Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

As anticipated, Kendrick Lamar inducted his Compton forebears N.W.A. into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night, making them one of the few…
Peter Helman | April 9, 2016 - 11:36 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “Untitled 07 | levitate” Live For The First Time At March Madness Music Festival

Following his appearance on TBS' Final Four pre-game show, Kendrick Lamar performed at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Houston last night. During the…
Peter Helman | April 3, 2016 - 10:39 am
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