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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 Perform To Pimp A Butterfly Tracks With National Symphony Orchestra

Kendrick Lamar took to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC last night, performing To Pimp A Butterfly material backed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Pitchfork
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

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…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Kendrick Lamar Announces First Kunta’s Groove Sessions Tour Dates

A few days ago, Kendrick Lamar announced what he's billing as the first annual "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, taking place in "eight intimate venues" over…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 9:28 pm
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The Game – “Mula” (Feat. Kanye West) & “On Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Veteran Compton rapper the Game recently announced his upcoming sixth album The Documentary 2, a sequel to his 2005 debut The Documentary, and it's absolutely…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2015 - 8:54 pm
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Kendrick Lamar To Play With Orchestra At Kennedy Center

Kendrick Lamar will perform with Washington, DC's National Symphony Orchestra next month (10/20) at the Kennedy Center, according to The Washington Post. The show will…
James Rettig | September 28, 2015 - 5:24 pm
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Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Funkadelic – “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly featured a cameo from George Clinton, along with deep references to funk music as a whole. Lamar's interest in…
Caitlin White | September 25, 2015 - 10:45 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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.
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2015 - 5:11 pm
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Jay Rock – “Vice City” (Feat. Black Hippy) Video

Jay Rock's 90059 is coming any day now, and he's already shared a slew of singles off the record. We've heard the title track, the…
Caitlin White | September 10, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Absolutely Tear Down The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The night before last, Stephen Colbert ended his first night as the Late Show's successor to David Letterman by leading an all-star cover of Sly…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 8:49 am
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The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

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
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am
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Watch Miguel Bring Out Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt in LA

Last night, Miguel performed at Hollywood Forever in L.A., and he made sure the show was a special one. As Pitchfork reports, the singer pulled…
Peter Helman | September 5, 2015 - 3:35 pm
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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 his…
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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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
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