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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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Watch Kendrick Lamar Bring Out Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign At TDE Toy Drive

Kendrick Lamar: Whatta guy! As if he hadn't already done enough in this ridiculously busy year, he finished things off yesterday by headlining TDE's annual…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2015 - 3:11 pm
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The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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Terrace Martin – “Alright (11)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

LA producer and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin was part of the team responsible for Kendrick Lamar's explosive, expansive To Pimp A Butterfly sound. But he didn't…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2015 - 11:46 am
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Watch Joanna Newsom Talk To Larry King About Spotify, Andy Samberg, Kendrick Lamar

Joanna Newsom does so little mainstream media that it's absolutely fucking bizarre to see her sitting down with American fossil Larry King, a man who…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2015 - 10:58 am
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Obama’s Favorite Song Of 2015 Is By Kendrick Lamar

Alongside the rest of the Stereogum staff, President Barack Obama has shared his favorite song of the year with us: Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A…
James Rettig | December 9, 2015 - 12:42 pm
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Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am
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The 2016 Grammys Are Gonna Be Alright

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians…
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am
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Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations have arrived, and the major categories are pretty stacked! Of particular indie-rock interest is a Best New Artist nomination for Courtney Barnett.
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 8:17 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar And Pharrell Perform “Alright” At Power 106 Cali Christmas

Christmas came early at Power 106 LA's annual Cali Christmas show in Inglewood last night. After giving a speech about social issues, including police brutality,…
Peter Helman | December 5, 2015 - 10:58 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “Alright” On Austin City Limits

"Alright" will end up going down as one of the most important and best songs of the decade, and you can tell that from Kendrick…
James Rettig | December 3, 2015 - 11:23 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Kendrick Lamar’s Sister Accidentally Reveals His Upcoming J. Cole Collaboration

Rumors of a collaborative album between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have been swirling around the internet for a while now. Yesterday, the two rappers…
Peter Helman | November 28, 2015 - 6:03 pm
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Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole – “Black Friday”

Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have swapped freestyles over each other's tracks in honor of Black Friday. Both tracks are named after the holiday --…
James Rettig | November 27, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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Jay Rock – “Traffic Jam (Easy Bake Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & SZA)

Black Hippy OG Jay Rock put out the underrated 90059 a couple of months ago. Slightly confusingly, a short song with TDE labelmate SZA was…
Peter Helman | November 25, 2015 - 6:45 pm
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David Bowie’s Blackstar Was Inspired By Kendrick Lamar, Features James Murphy And Possible Reference To ISIS

Last week, David Bowie debuted his 10-minute-long single "Blackstar" with an appropriately epic video. Rolling Stone spoke with some of his collaborators about his new…
James Rettig | November 23, 2015 - 4:08 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Get Busted Crashing A Columbus Wedding

Kendrick Lamar apparently tried to crash a wedding reception at a hotel in Columbus, OH last month. TMZ has obtained video of the rapper walking…
James Rettig | November 16, 2015 - 2:42 pm
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Ty Dolla $ign – “LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, & James Fauntleroy)

Ty Dolla $ign's debut studio album Free TC comes out next week. So far, we've heard a bunch of tracks, including the most recent ones…
James Rettig | November 5, 2015 - 3:12 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 1:58 pm
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Kendrick Lamar – “These Walls” (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat) Video

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is one of the year's best albums, and it's also been responsible for producing some of the year's best…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
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