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The best video of the week isn’t a video at all. It’s the movie that plays in your head when you listen to Dr. Dre’s Compton on headphones, possibly while high. That movie is probably not the same movie as Straight Outta Compton, but we won’t really find out about that until next Friday, whe… More »

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 »

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 »

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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
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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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Jay Rock – “Easy Bake” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Black Hippy OG Jay Rock is on the cusp of releasing his new project 90059, and he's already shared the title track featuring SZA, "Gumbo,"…
Caitlin White | August 27, 2015 - 12:24 pm
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Run The Jewels Hit The Studio With Nas & Zack De La Rocha

Nas released Run The Jewels’ 2014-defining RTJ2 on his Mass Appeal label, and Zack De La Rocha guested on highlight-of-highlights “Close Your Eyes (And Count
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 2:16 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Interview N.W.A

It turns out that the rumored N.W.A reunion is happening. It's just that the surviving members of the legendary rap group aren't playing shows; they're…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 10:50 am
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Kendrick Lamar Will Be Stephen Colbert’s First Late Show Musical Guest

Stephen Colbert takes over the reins of CBS’ The Late Show on 9/8. As Variety reports, Colbert revealed today that Kendrick Lamar will be hi…
Peter Helman | August 10, 2015 - 10:26 pm
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10 Memorable Moments From Outside Lands 2015

Outside Lands took place this past weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which happens to be situated next to the neighborhood that I grew…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm
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Meek Mill Is Still Trying To Take Drake Down

At this point, Drake has definitively won his feud with Meek Mill, but Meek is not willing to accept that yet. A few nights ago,…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 9:55 am
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Glasses Malone – “Thuggin'” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Killer Mike)

When we first heard Glasses Malone's "Thuggin'," Kendrick Lamar boasted the only feature. This new version includes a guest spot by Killer Mike, which elevate…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Watch Mos Def Join Kendrick Lamar On “Alright” At Osheaga

Kendrick Lamar headlined the second day of Montreal's Osheaga festival last night. As Pigeons & Planes reports, the audience started chanting the hook to "Alright"…
Peter Helman | August 2, 2015 - 11:43 am

Kendrick Lamar – “For Free?” Video

Kendrick Lamar just tweeted the video for To Pimp A Butterfly interlude "For Free?" Directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies, it features a…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2015 - 5:24 pm
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Stream Kendrick Lamar’s Previously Unreleased “Hub City’s Wild Side”

What seems to be a previously unreleased Kendrick Lamar track has surfaced on Reddit today, as old songs by now-famous rappers are likely to do.
Caitlin White | July 30, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Watch Cleveland Protestors Respond To Police Harassment By Chanting Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

During the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century, protestors joined together and sang "We Shall Overcome." As the 21st century's Civil Rights movement unfolds,…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2015 - 11:36 am
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Gue…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Jidenna – “Classic Man (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video

Jidenna, the charming Janelle Monáe associate who's well on his way to becoming a star this year, already had a video for his excellent breakout…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 2:05 pm
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Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack Has Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which includes Ice Cube and Dr. Dre as producers, is coming out next month. As MTV reports, Dre i…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | July 6, 2015 - 11:34 am

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 u…
Peter Helman | June 30, 2015 - 7:21 pm
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