Kendrick Lamar

Obama Says Kendrick Lamar Would Beat Drake In A Rap Feud

Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been throwing subliminal shots -- and even, from time to time, outright disses -- but tensions between them have never…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2016 - 3:47 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We lost a god this week. It was truly -- truly -- shocking and sad, but somewhere in that deep, dark pit was a huddled…
Stereogum | January 15, 2016 - 3:29 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Meet President Obama In Mentorship PSA

Kendrick Lamar is appearing in a new PSA/promo to support Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Directed by Dave Meyers…
Peter Helman | January 11, 2016 - 8:23 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Full Austin City Limits Episode

Kendrick Lamar has had a busy week. He debuted another killer untitled song on Fallon, showed up on Kanye's "No More Parties In LA" snippet,…
Peter Helman | January 10, 2016 - 11:19 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar In A Black-ish Promo

Kendrick Lamar makes a cameo appearance in a new promo for the ABC sitcom Black-ish, which is currently in its second season. In the clip,…
Peter Helman | January 10, 2016 - 10:42 am
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Kanye West – “Real Friends” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) & “No More Parties In LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Snippet)

Just as promised, Kanye West has released some new material today. It looks like it's actually two new tracks -- one called "Real Friends," which…
James Rettig | January 8, 2016 - 1:13 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut “Untitled 2″ On Fallon

Back in December 2014, Kendrick Lamar appeared on one of the final episodes of The Colbert Report, and he took the opportunity to debut a
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 8:47 am
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The 2016 State Of Pop Address

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…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm
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Watch Previews Of Kendrick Lamar’s Austin City Limits Debut

Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's lyrical prowess, willingness to give others creative control, and flair for great music videos. But all of these…
Collin Robinson | January 7, 2016 - 11:24 am
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Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am
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Justin Vernon: Kendrick Lamar Is The Most Important Musician Alive, Peanut M&M’s The Most Important Snack

Apparel company Billy Reid invited Justin Vernon and celebrity chef Ashley Christensen to participate in their Fan Club series, "wherein we invite chef and musician…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2016 - 1:18 pm
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Kendrick Lamar – “God Is Gangsta” Short Film (NSFW)

"God Is Gangsta" isn't the name of a song on To Pimp A Butterfly, but it is the title of a new video that Kendrick…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 10:13 am
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Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s “Hard Work” Grammys Promo

After snubbing good kid, m.A.A.d. city in favor of Macklemore in 2014, the 2016 Grammys are attempting to make up for their mistake by rewarding…
Peter Helman | December 23, 2015 - 8:19 pm
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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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