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We’re apparently on a collision course with a pretty serious snowstorm here on the East Coast. It’s gonna be the #BlizzardOfTheCentury, according to Slate’s hysteria-farming weather dude Eric Holthaus. It’s not just him, though. The weather media loves this stuff the way the music media loves year-end lists, and the public responds similarly to both:… More »

We lost a god this week. It was truly — truly — shocking and sad, but somewhere in that deep, dark pit was a huddled mass producing warmth and even light. We spent the week thinking about David Bowie, talking about David Bowie, reading about David Bowie, writing about David Bowie, and listening to David… More »

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 in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

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Meek Mill Is Still Trying To Take Drake Down

At this point, Drake has definitively won his feud with Meek Mill, but Meek is not willing to accept that yet. A few nights ago,…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 9:55 am
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Glasses Malone – “Thuggin'” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Killer Mike)

When we first heard Glasses Malone's "Thuggin'," Kendrick Lamar boasted the only feature. This new version includes a guest spot by Killer Mike, which elevates…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Watch Mos Def Join Kendrick Lamar On “Alright” At Osheaga

Kendrick Lamar headlined the second day of Montreal's Osheaga festival last night. As Pigeons & Planes reports, the audience started chanting the hook to "Alright"
Peter Helman | August 2, 2015 - 11:43 am

Kendrick Lamar – “For Free?” Video

Kendrick Lamar just tweeted the video for To Pimp A Butterfly interlude "For Free?" Directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies, it features a…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2015 - 5:24 pm
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Stream Kendrick Lamar’s Previously Unreleased “Hub City’s Wild Side”

What seems to be a previously unreleased Kendrick Lamar track has surfaced on Reddit today, as old songs by now-famous rappers are likely to do.
Caitlin White | July 30, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Watch Cleveland Protestors Respond To Police Harassment By Chanting Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

During the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century, protestors joined together and sang "We Shall Overcome." As the 21st century's Civil Rights movement unfolds,…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2015 - 11:36 am
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Jidenna – “Classic Man (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video

Jidenna, the charming Janelle Monáe associate who's well on his way to becoming a star this year, already had a video for his excellent breakout…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 2:05 pm
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Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack Has Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which includes Ice Cube and Dr. Dre as producers, is coming out next month. As MTV reports, Dre is…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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Preview A New Kendrick Lamar Verse, Possibly From A Collaboration With The Game

While The Game is better known these days for his sexually explicit Instagram phraseology, he's been teaming up with big names for his forthcoming album…
Caitlin White | July 6, 2015 - 11:34 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom's off 5 Best Videos duty this week, so I'm taking over. The last time I was tasked with arranging this list, Rihanna dropped the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 3, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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You’ll Never Guess What Fox News Thinks Of Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar opened Sunday night's BET Awards with an explosive, politically charged, and all-around awesome performance of "Alright," rapping "We hate po-po/ Wanna kill us…
Peter Helman | June 30, 2015 - 7:21 pm
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Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Video

Kendrick Lamar's stunning new video for his To Pimp A Butterfly highlight "Alright" has a scene where a little kid throws money out a muscle…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Open The 2015 BET Awards

The 2015 BET Awards are happening tonight, co-hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater. Just one day after performing at…
Peter Helman | June 28, 2015 - 9:13 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Chance The Rapper At TIP Fest

Chance The Rapper put on his free Teens In The Park (TIP) Festival for 13-24-year-olds at Chicago's Northerly Island today. Chance's buddy Donnie Trumpet was…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
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Mitski & Ryan Hemsworth Predict The Song Of The Summer 2015

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make…
James Rettig | June 24, 2015 - 11:07 am
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Jidenna – “Classic Man (Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Arts Society is getting ready to release a new compilation EP called Wondaland Presents: The Eephus, and amazingly, the breakout early track…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2015 - 10:57 am

D’Angelo Discusses Racial Injustice With Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale

On last year's stunning Black Messiah, D'Angelo directly confronted the realities of being black in America and this country's long history of institutional racism, so…
Peter Helman | June 19, 2015 - 7:35 pm
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The Week In Pop: Hilary Duff Joined Tinder And, Oh Yeah, Made A Decent Album Too

It was obvious from the beginning that Hilary Duff signing up for Tinder was a stunt to promote her comeback album. What wasn't obvious was…
Chris DeVille | June 18, 2015 - 9:42 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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