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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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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

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

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 his…
Peter Helman | August 10, 2015 - 10:26 pm

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

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 4:20 pm

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

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 elevates…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 10:31 am

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

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? Guess…
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 is…
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 us…
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 was…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
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