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Divergent Soundtrack Pairs Tame Impala & Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Gesaffelstein

Following in the footsteps of Twilight and The Hunger Games, Divergent is the next teen blockbuster to have a stacked soundtrack featuring a bunch of indie favorites. There are new songs from M83 and Ellie Goulding, an A$AP Rocky and Gesaffelstein collab, and a Clams Casino-produced track from Pia Mia featuring Chance The… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2014

Kendrick Lamar – “m.A.A.d City (James Blake Remix)”

Kendrick Lamar and James Blake shared a ton of festival stages last summer, and they both had the dubious honor of losing the Best New Artist Grammy to Macklemore; it makes sense that they'd have an affinity for one another. And now Blake has made it official, remixing Kendrick's intense freakout "m.A.A.d. City" and transforming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2014

Watch Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, Pharrell & Friends Play NBA All-Star Weekend 2014

Every once in a while, the NBA tries to be something it's not, which is how you end up with John Legend and/or Carrie Underwood headlining the NBA All-Star Game halftime show. This year, though, the people behind this year's All-Star festivities in New Orleans seemed to get that there is a significant crossover betwee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014

Drake Says Macklemore’s Grammys Text To Kendrick Was “Wack As Fuck”

Drake and Kendrick Lamar spent the second half of last year throwing stray shots at each other. Then, a few weeks ago, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis beat both of them (as well as Kanye West and Jay Z) to win a Best Rap Album Grammy, which would've been a ridiculous breach of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2014

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Imagine Dragons On SNL

Last night's Saturday Night Live featured Melissa McCarthy as host and Imagine Dragons as musical guests. The Vegas band recently won a Best Rock Performance Grammy for its hit "Radioactive" and collaborated with Kendrick Lamar for a remix that was debuted at the ceremony. So not a huge surprise that the rapper (who wa… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 2, 2014

Kendrick Lamar Addresses Grammys Rap Drama

On Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar lost every Grammy award he was up for, most infamously when Macklemore beat him for the Best Rap Album Grammy and then sent him a text apologizing to Kendrick for "robbing" him. This has jumpstarted a lot of conversations in the last few days. For instance: Is it actually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014

Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive (Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

One of the most difficult-to-process moments in last night's Grammy telecast was the collaborative performance by Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar, which mashed up ID's "Radioactive" and Kendrick's "m.A.A.d. city" with what seemed like new material mixed in. Well, today there's a "Radioactive" remix online that does indeed feature a new Kendrick verse, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2014

Read Macklemore’s Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar For Winning Best Rap Album Grammy

Last night, we were somehow spared the vast communal humiliation of seeing Macklemore win every single Grammy, as Daft Punk and Lorde walked away with the big awards. But during the nontelevised part of the evening, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did win one particularly risible award, stealing Best Rap album from many more-deserving nominees,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2014

Grammys 2014: GIFs & Videos

The Grammys aren't about Grammys -- the vast majority of them aren't even given out during the televised ceremony. (UPDATE: Here's who won, though.) No, the Grammys are about the performances, and this year is looking pretty stacked. Here we'll be posting videos of the live sets including Daft Punk (with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers,… More »

By: Stereogum / January 26, 2014

The Week In Pop: Grammys Preview, Starring, Um, Sara Bareilles

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you're a regular reader of this site, chances are you're hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or perhaps you'd prefer if Kendrick Lamar took home top honors for good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Both acts are… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2014

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays, track reviews, chart updates, and more. The phrase "Stereogum's weekly pop column" probably raises some questions, so let's get to them right away:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was probably the slowest week of the year in terms of people putting out music videos, what with Christmas arriving dead in the middle and nobody needing to fill up office dead-time by staring at YouTube. And yet there were still some good videos this week, and I managed to cobble together a list… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2013

Kendrick Lamar – “Sing About Me” Video

The 12-minute downbeat epic "Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst" is the dark night of Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city, the point in the album's loose narrative when, after the liquor-pounding "Swimming Pools (Drank)" spirals into a violent episode, our hero takes a long, contemplative look at his life and the reality of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 21, 2013

Daft Punk To Perform At 2014 Grammy Awards

Last week, we learned that Daft Punk had been nominated for a potential armload of Grammy awards, including Album Of The Year, the big one. And today, we find out that we'll get to see those gleaming robot helmets on the show, whether or not the duo win anything. Daft Punk barely every appear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013

The Year In Molly

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new Molly movement since the dawn of the decade. But ever since spring 2012 -- around the time Madonna named her album MDNA and Kanye rapped "Somethin' 'bout Mary, she… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013

2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?

The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special live from the Staples Center in L.A. LL Cool J, who hosted last year's Grammy broadcast, was back to MC this show as he will for the ceremony next month. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 6, 2013

Watch Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Preview A New Song In Beats By Dre Commercial

We're about to make it to the end of a calendar year in which none of the Black Hippy dudes released a new album even though they seemed to dominate rap in some very important ways. And now Kendrick Lamar has ascended to the place where he shows up in TV commercials, which is good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2013

Watch Kendrick Lamar & SZA Play The AMAs

Last night was the American Music Awards, an annual ceremony in which a small handful of pop superstars compete for fan-voted honors and everyone involved dresses like citizens of the Capitol in The Hunger Games. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake each won awards in multiple genres, confirming that the monogenre is real, and 25-year-old… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2013

GQ Responds To Kendrick Lamar Controversy

In its new year-end issue, GQ names Kendrick Lamar as one of its Men of the Year and features a Kendrick profile from the writer Steve Marsh. The profile says a lot of nice things about Kendrick, but there are also a few things in there that could be considered pointed or condescending: A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013
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