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Who’s Who On Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

Even after less than a week's worth of impressions, To Pimp A Butterfly leaves a distinct impression: Kendrick Lamar needs a lot of collaborators to…
Nate Patrin | March 18, 2015 - 1:42 pm

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Watch The Roots & Bilal Perform A 12-Minute “It Ain’t Fair” For Tiny Desk Concert

The Roots haven't released a studio album since 2014's ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, and these days, their duties as Tonight Show house band…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2017 - 10:44 am

The Roots – “It Ain’t Fair”

Philadelphia natives the Roots have teamed up with New York City-based singer Bilal for the soundtrack of the forthcoming Kathryn Bigelow-directed film Detroit, about the…
Margaret Farrell | July 27, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Jack White, Chance The Rapper, Common, Stranger Things Theme Nominated For Emmys

The Emmy Awards nominations are out, and a number of notable musicians are up for awards. Jack White, T Bone Burnett, and their associates are…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2017 - 12:23 pm

Common – “Letter To The Free” Video (Feat. Bilal & Andra Day)

Common recently dropped his stellar new album, Black America Again, and he's come with moving visuals for the project as well. We've already seen an…
Collin Robinson | December 14, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Bilal – “Pleasure Toy” (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.) Video

The ever soulful Bilal has made some key guest appearances on many of the more conscious albums of the past couple years, but he's been…
Collin Robinson | November 23, 2016 - 2:08 pm

Common – “Joy And Peace” (Feat. Bilal)

Common's new LP, Black America Again, will be out in just two short weeks, and last night we heard a fresh single titled "Home," the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 21, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Common – “Home” (Feat. Bilal)

Common's new album Black America Again is arriving in a couple of weeks. We've already heard the Stevie Wonder-featuring anti-police brutality title track, and now…
Peter Helman | October 20, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Official Prince Tribute Concert Lineup Revealed

After much waiting, the lineup for the 10/13 official Prince tribute concert in Minneapolis has been announced. The main players are Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera,…
Grace Birnstengel | September 15, 2016 - 10:07 pm

Watch Prince’s Band The Revolution Reunite At Minneapolis’ First Avenue

Four months after Prince's death, it seems those closest to him have overcome their grief enough to pay tribute to the pop god. His Purple
Collin Robinson | September 2, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Watch BET Awards’ Prince Tributes From Erykah Badu & The Roots, Stevie Wonder & Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Bilal, Maxwell, & Sheila E.

Tonight's BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles honored the late Prince with a whole series of tribute performances. (You may remember last month when the…
Peter Helman | June 26, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, KING Appear On Miles Davis Tribute Album

Miles Ahead -- the Miles Davis biopic which Don Cheadle, wrote, directed, and stars in -- is quickly approaching its release on 4/1. The original…
Collin Robinson | March 9, 2016 - 6:05 pm

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

Watch Kendrick Lamar Absolutely Tear Down The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The night before last, Stephen Colbert ended his first night as the Late Show's successor to David Letterman by leading an all-star cover of Sly…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 8:49 am

Bilal – “Money Over Love” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Neo-soul auteur Bilal is one of the many key players on Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly, and the Compton rapper returned the…
Caitlin White | June 15, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut New Song In Los Angeles

Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance during last night's Adrian Younge concert at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. He brought along To Pimp A
James Rettig | May 16, 2015 - 12:46 pm
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