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Kendrick Lamar’s Playing The Bermuda Triangle On Halloween

It's been decades since a plane or ship disappeared without warning in the legendarily mysterious Bermuda Triangle region. But, uh, why would you risk it? Specifically, if you're arguably the greatest rapper working today, why would you agree to play the Bermuda Triangle on Halloween for a shadowy cabal of rich people? But that's what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week brought a small avalanche of new songs from big-ticket names. And four of the tracks that made our list of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week come from such artists -- it easily could have been a full five-for-five if we weren't divided on the new Iceage single ... or the… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2014

Jeezy – “Holy Ghost (Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

The not-so-young-anymore Jeezy's Seen It All dropped yesterday, and today he followed that with a remix of single "Holy Ghost." When posting the original, Tom noted the song is a rare departure into "thoughtful, introspective mode," which makes it the perfect Jeezy song for a Kendrick Lamar guest verse. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 3, 2014

Kendrick Lamar Sued For Stealing “Rigamortis”

Today in "artists keep suing each other": TMZ reports that the jazz musicians Willie Jones III and Eric Reed are suing Kendrick Lamar for stealing the music that became his song "Rigamortis." "Rigamortis" was one of the singles on Section 80, the 2011 album that made Kendrick a rap cult hero, before More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014

Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

The spaced-out production guru Flying Lotus has lined up some big names to guest on his forthcoming album You're Dead!, and we've already heard what happens when Herbie Hancock jumps on a track with him and Thundercat. But the most immediately intriguing track on the You're Dead! tracklist was always "Never Catch Me,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014

College Professor Builds English Course Around Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Several reviewers compared Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city to James Joyce's modernist novel Ulysses, in that both of them chronicled the twists and turns of a day in the life of a young urbanite. The comparison wasn't lost on Adam Diehl, a professor at Georgia Regents University, who built an entire English course using… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 2, 2014

Watch A Cool, Animated Trailer For Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!

Late last month, Flying Lotus finally announced his fifth album, You're Dead! (that's its trippy cover art above) and now we've got some more news on it, including its guest stars. Not surprisingly, the album features appearances from Brainfeeder acolyte Thundercat, and Captain Murphy (which is really just FlyLo's alter ego), but then there… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014

Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead! Will Feature Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg

When the visionary Los Angeles beat-mangler Flying Lotus got Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu to show up on his album Until The Quiet Comes a couple of years ago, that felt like a big deal indeed, even if their voices fully blurred into his expansive jazz-damanged dreamworld. And it'll be interesting to see what happe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014

Mike WiLL Made It – “Buy The World” (Feat. Lil Wayne, Future, & Kendrick Lamar)

The Atlanta synth-rap mastermind Mike WiLL Made It was one of last year's dominant producers, and based on the sort of collaborators he now has at his disposal, he seems determined to hold onto that title. For his new solo track "Buy The World," Mike Will has rounded up three of rap's most important… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2014

Watch Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Pharrell Play The IHeartRadio Awards

In addition to the debut of that "new" Michael Jackson song, last night's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards featured performances by Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Shakira ... wait, don't close your tab yet: there were also appearances by Kendrick Lamar and Arcade Fire. The whole idea of another televised music awards show… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 2, 2014

Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Crew (Kendrick Lamar, Johnny Marr, AraabMuzik, Hans Zimmer, Alicia Keys) Play The Tonight Show

The whole team it took to come up with The Amazing Spider-Man 2's lackluster pop single "It's On Again" performed on Fallon last night. Kendrick opened with his intro verse before turning it over to Alicia Keys' attempt at disco-infused inspiration. The rest of the stage was taken up by Johnny Marr, AraabMusik, and… More »

By: James Rettig / April 26, 2014

Alicia Keys – “It’s On Again” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

Pharrell produced "It's On Again," the new Alicia Keys inspirational-disco number from the soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Kendrick Lamar starts it out with a shouty verse, which means the song might have a stronger cast of talent than the movie itself. In the new video for the track, those three, along… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014

SZA – “Babylon” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

SZA, whose aqueous star-child R&B is singlehandedly making TDE more than just an all-male, all-rap label, will release her Z EP tomorrow, and we've already posted her "Babylon" video and her Chance The Rapper collab "Childs Play." And now her star labelmate Kendrick Lamar has jumped on "Babylon," giving a cranked-up, tourettic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014

Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips Headline Inaugural Huson Project Festival

The summer festival scene grows ever more crowded, and now a fairly major new one called the Hudson Project Festival has announced that it'll come to Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York (near the site of the original Woodstock) 7/11-13. Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, the Flaming Lips, and dance music dude Bassnectar will serve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014

Alicia Keys – “It’s On Again” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Prod. Pharrell)

The soundtracks of the last four blockbuster Spider-Man movies have a spotty history, and Alicia Keys doesn't exactly have a great record of making good songs for big movies. And yet everything comes together nicely for "It's On Again," the new song that Keys contributed to the forthcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week due to SXSW, and came back to a Week In Music so overcrowded with options that we could have easily filled two or more such lists and still had worthy songs to argue about. Remember this when you note the absence below of, say, Lykke Li or… More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2014

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014

Watch YG Perform With Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign At SXSW & Hear His New Kendrick Lamar Collab “Really Be”

Last night, the up-and-coming Compton rapper YG played what's sure to be the first of many guest-heavy shows at the Fader Fort, always a hub for big moments. Befitting his status as a leading light of the revitalized West Coast rap scene, YG had a couple of important guests: Ratchet-music crooner Ty Dolla $ign who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2014

Tame Impala And Kendrick Lamar – “Backwards”

We've already heard some great tracks off the upcoming Divergent soundtrack: M83 contributed the epic "I Need You", A$AP Rocky teamed up with Gesaffelstein for "In Distress," and Pia Mia rounded up Chance The Rapper and Clams Casino on "Fight For You." The soundtrack also pairs up Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar… More »

By: James Rettig / March 7, 2014

Kendrick Lamar Discusses Macklemore Text, Plans September Release For New Album

One of the biggest, silliest stories in recent music memory -- the apologetic post-Grammys text that Macklemore sent to Kendrick Lamar, and What It Means For Rap -- is almost over. Kendrick has already called Macklemore's Best Rap Album win "well-deserved," and in a recent Billboard cover story, Kendrick elaborates a bit:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2014
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