Kendrick Lamar

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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The 2016 Grammys Are Gonna Be Alright

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians…
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am
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Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations have arrived, and the major categories are pretty stacked! Of particular indie-rock interest is a Best New Artist nomination for Courtney Barnett.
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 8:17 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar And Pharrell Perform “Alright” At Power 106 Cali Christmas

Christmas came early at Power 106 LA's annual Cali Christmas show in Inglewood last night. After giving a speech about social issues, including police brutality,…
Peter Helman | December 5, 2015 - 10:58 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform “Alright” On Austin City Limits

"Alright" will end up going down as one of the most important and best songs of the decade, and you can tell that from Kendrick…
James Rettig | December 3, 2015 - 11:23 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Kendrick Lamar’s Sister Accidentally Reveals His Upcoming J. Cole Collaboration

Rumors of a collaborative album between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have been swirling around the internet for a while now. Yesterday, the two rappers…
Peter Helman | November 28, 2015 - 6:03 pm
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Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole – “Black Friday”

Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have swapped freestyles over each other's tracks in honor of Black Friday. Both tracks are named after the holiday --…
James Rettig | November 27, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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Jay Rock – “Traffic Jam (Easy Bake Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & SZA)

Black Hippy OG Jay Rock put out the underrated 90059 a couple of months ago. Slightly confusingly, a short song with TDE labelmate SZA was…
Peter Helman | November 25, 2015 - 6:45 pm
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David Bowie’s Blackstar Was Inspired By Kendrick Lamar, Features James Murphy And Possible Reference To ISIS

Last week, David Bowie debuted his 10-minute-long single "Blackstar" with an appropriately epic video. Rolling Stone spoke with some of his collaborators about his new…
James Rettig | November 23, 2015 - 4:08 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Get Busted Crashing A Columbus Wedding

Kendrick Lamar apparently tried to crash a wedding reception at a hotel in Columbus, OH last month. TMZ has obtained video of the rapper walking…
James Rettig | November 16, 2015 - 2:42 pm
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Ty Dolla $ign – “LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, & James Fauntleroy)

Ty Dolla $ign's debut studio album Free TC comes out next week. So far, we've heard a bunch of tracks, including the most recent ones…
James Rettig | November 5, 2015 - 3:12 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I've been writing this column for years now, and this is one of the strongest weeks we've ever had, especially with the two sprawling, loony…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 1:58 pm
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Kendrick Lamar – “These Walls” (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat) Video

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is one of the year's best albums, and it's also been responsible for producing some of the year's best…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
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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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