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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 »

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 lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

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 »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
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 u…
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…
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…
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 wa…
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…
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…
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…
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 wa…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Ryan Leas | June 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm
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