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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. It’s really something. That’s the best piece of music-related video I’ve seen all week, easily. But regular music videos had a pretty good week, too, and our five picks are… More »

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 lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

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 Compton on headphones, possibly while high. That movie is probably not the same movie as Straight Outta Compton, but we won’t really find out about that until next Friday, whe… More »

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Watch Kendrick Lamar Explain What Kind Of Superhero He’d Be

Kendrick Lamar recently covered the latest issue of Mass Appeal, and the magazine has slowly been revealing gems from the time they spent with the…
Caitlin White | May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Hidden Braille Message Reveals Full Title Of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

In a recent interview with Mass Appeal, Kendrick Lamar revealed that his already fraught-with-meaning album title To Pimp A Butterfly has yet another layer. I…
Caitlin White | April 29, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Kendrick Lamar Teams Up With Sweetgreen For “Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe” Salad

Since 2013, sustainable health food chain sweetgreen has been selling T-shirts bearing the phrase "beets don't kale my vibe," a doubly punny reference to one
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Throw Out The First Pitch For The Dodgers

Kendrick Lamar threw out the first pitch at tonight's Dodgers game against the Giants. Recently, Lamar rocked a hat for the team in his "King
James Rettig | April 27, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Glasses Malone – “Thuggin'” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Like Kendrick Lamar, Glasses Malone grew up in and around the gang life of Compton, California. And like Kendrick's To Pimp A Butterfly, Malone's new…
Chris DeVille | April 20, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Watch A New Trailer For Dope, A$AP Rocky’s Feature Film Debut

We saw a brief trailer for Dope, A$AP Rocky's feature film debut, when it premiered at Sundance. Now a much longer, more detailed trailer ha…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Kendrick Lamar Promises Tour, Praises Earl Sweatshirt & Lil Wayne In Twitter Q&A

Kendrick Lamar took to his rarely used Twitter account for an impromptu short Q&A earlier this evening. He didn't answer that many questions, but he…
James Rettig | April 15, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Kanye West – “All Day (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

A maddeningly short six-second snippet of Kendrick Lamar rapping over Kanye West's "All Day" emerged last week, and now the full song is here. It'…
Chris DeVille | April 15, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Watch SNL Parody Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, & Die Antwoord In Home 2 Trailer

Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the animated Rihanna vehicle Home by making a trailer for its sequel that has the strongest imaginary…
James Rettig | April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

Flying Lotus – “Eyes Above” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

When Flying Lotus interviewed Kendrick Lamar on BBC Radio 1 last night, they revealed a new song. It’s the third collaboration the two visionaries have…
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Hear Flying Lotus Interview Kendrick Lamar On BBC Radio 1

Flying Lotus has been hosting BBC Radio 1's residency so far this year, and for this month's program he brought on frequent collaborator Kendrick Lamar…
James Rettig | April 9, 2015 - 9:31 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week

A quick housekeeping note: We're changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase "the week…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 10:44 am

Preview Kanye West’s “U Mad” And Kendrick Lamar’s “All Day” Remix

Two sonic snippets related to Kanye West's upcoming album So Help Me God appeared online last night. First: During a DJ set, Vic Mensa played…
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2015 - 9:59 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s New Reebok Commercial

When you've just made an album that many people consider to be a modern classic of protest art, it seems pretty weird to make a…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 10:54 am

Kendrick Lamar Announces Engagement, Reveals Origin Of Tupac Interview On The Breakfast Club

Kendrick Lamar's pivotal album To Pimp A Butterfly has his name back on everyone's lips, but his career isn't the only thing that's reached another…
Caitlin White | April 3, 2015 - 1:49 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music-related video this week may have been something that didn't have any music. I'm talking about Hannibal Buress consuming Justin Bieber's soul. There…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2015 - 10:53 am

The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through -- almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber…
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta” Video

Talk about an entrance: Kendrick Lamar debuted his new "King Kunta" video on a Beats-branded billboard in Times Square earlier this evening, and it ha…
James Rettig | April 1, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Kendrick Lamar To Headline Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015

With apologies to Atlanta’s Birthday Bash, New York radio station Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam show is still the gold standard for annual rap spectacles.
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2015 - 9:14 am

That Kendrick Lamar Song From Colbert Hasn’t Been Recorded, Won’t Be Released

Way before the frenzy surrounding the release of To Pimp A Butterfly erupted, Kendrick Lamar caused another mini-stir when he performed a moving, untitled, jazzy,…
Caitlin White | March 26, 2015 - 5:21 pm
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