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We’re apparently on a collision course with a pretty serious snowstorm here on the East Coast. It’s gonna be the #BlizzardOfTheCentury, according to Slate’s hysteria-farming weather dude Eric Holthaus. It’s not just him, though. The weather media loves this stuff the way the music media loves year-end lists, and the public responds similarly to both:… More »

We lost a god this week. It was truly — truly — shocking and sad, but somewhere in that deep, dark pit was a huddled mass producing warmth and even light. We spent the week thinking about David Bowie, talking about David Bowie, reading about David Bowie, writing about David Bowie, and listening to David… More »

The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

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Jay Electronica Disses Kendrick Lamar, Threatens 50 Cent On Periscope

Jay Electronica may not have another song for us anytime soon, but he sure has a lot of opinions. As HotNewHipHop points out, the ever-elusive…
Peter Helman | February 6, 2016 - 2:42 pm
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Kendrick Lamar, Lars Ulrich, Black Keys Inducting Artists At This Year’s Rock Hall Ceremony

In December, the organizers behind the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced its latest round of inductees. As usual, it was a pretty tepid…
James Rettig | February 5, 2016 - 11:03 am
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Kendrick Lamar, FKA twigs, Joey Bada$$ Appear In Calvin Klein Ads

Calvin Klein has just unveiled its new #mycalvins ad campaign, which features a whole mess of celebrities explaining exactly what they do in their Calvins…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2016 - 10:54 pm
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Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd Among 2016 Grammy Performers

The nominations for this year's Grammy Awards are shockingly decent, and it looks like we're in for a rare Grammy telecast that will also be…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2016 - 9:31 am

Kanye West – “No More Parties In L.A.” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Happy MLK Day! To celebrate, here's the first ever collaboration between two of America's greatest black artists. We were expecting another new Kanye West song…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2016 - 8:05 am
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Obama Says Kendrick Lamar Would Beat Drake In A Rap Feud

Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been throwing subliminal shots -- and even, from time to time, outright disses -- but tensions between them have never…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2016 - 3:47 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Meet President Obama In Mentorship PSA

Kendrick Lamar is appearing in a new PSA/promo to support Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Directed by Dave Meyers…
Peter Helman | January 11, 2016 - 8:23 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Full Austin City Limits Episode

Kendrick Lamar has had a busy week. He debuted another killer untitled song on Fallon, showed up on Kanye's "No More Parties In LA" snippet,…
Peter Helman | January 10, 2016 - 11:19 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar In A Black-ish Promo

Kendrick Lamar makes a cameo appearance in a new promo for the ABC sitcom Black-ish, which is currently in its second season. In the clip,…
Peter Helman | January 10, 2016 - 10:42 am
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Kanye West – “Real Friends” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) & “No More Parties In LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Snippet)

Just as promised, Kanye West has released some new material today. It looks like it's actually two new tracks -- one called "Real Friends," which…
James Rettig | January 8, 2016 - 1:13 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut “Untitled 2″ On Fallon

Back in December 2014, Kendrick Lamar appeared on one of the final episodes of The Colbert Report, and he took the opportunity to debut a
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 8:47 am
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Watch Previews Of Kendrick Lamar’s Austin City Limits Debut

Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's lyrical prowess, willingness to give others creative control, and flair for great music videos. But all of these…
Collin Robinson | January 7, 2016 - 11:24 am
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Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am
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Justin Vernon: Kendrick Lamar Is The Most Important Musician Alive, Peanut M&M’s The Most Important Snack

Apparel company Billy Reid invited Justin Vernon and celebrity chef Ashley Christensen to participate in their Fan Club series, "wherein we invite chef and musician…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2016 - 1:18 pm
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Kendrick Lamar – “God Is Gangsta” Short Film (NSFW)

"God Is Gangsta" isn't the name of a song on To Pimp A Butterfly, but it is the title of a new video that Kendrick…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 10:13 am
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Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s “Hard Work” Grammys Promo

After snubbing good kid, m.A.A.d. city in favor of Macklemore in 2014, the 2016 Grammys are attempting to make up for their mistake by rewarding…
Peter Helman | December 23, 2015 - 8:19 pm
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