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The Week In Pop

Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

"Let You Down" begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that…
Chris DeVille | March 8, 2018 - 4:01 pm

The Week In Pop

The Oscars And Pop Music Have Fallen Out Of Touch

Movie music is pop music. Maybe the cinema and the stereo aren't connected like they used to be, but two months into 2018, blockbuster soundtracks…
Chris DeVille | March 1, 2018 - 3:23 pm

The Week In Pop

Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

Do you remember where you first heard "Royals"? Almost any guess could be correct -- and not just because the song achieved the sort of…
Chris DeVille | February 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm

More Kendrick Lamar stories

Hot 97 Summer Jam 2018 Lineup

New York's beloved hip-hop radio station Hot 97FM has just revealed the line-up for its annual stadium concert, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Julia Gray | April 16, 2018 - 9:11 pm

Kendrick Lamar Is The First Rapper To Win The Pulitzer Prize For Music

Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It’s the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. The…
Associated Press | April 16, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Watch SZA’s Full Coachella Set Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, & Trippie Redd

SZA became a bona fide star last year with the release of her excellent debut album Ctrl, which neared the top of our Best Albums
Peter Helman | April 14, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Vince Staples & SZA At Coachella

Like pretty much everyone else in the world, Vince Staples is on record as being a big Kendrick Lamar fan. Last year, he called Kendrick
Peter Helman | April 14, 2018 - 10:25 am

Film Soundtracks Are #1 And #2 On Billboard Albums Chart For First Time In Nearly 20 Years

It’s a big week for Hollywood at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. On the 3/17-dated list, Black Panther: The Album returns to…
Keith Caulfield / Billboard | March 12, 2018 - 11:37 am

The Week In Pop

The Oscars And Pop Music Have Fallen Out Of Touch

Movie music is pop music. Maybe the cinema and the stereo aren't connected like they used to be, but two months into 2018, blockbuster soundtracks…
Chris DeVille | March 1, 2018 - 3:23 pm

No One On Tonight’s Jeopardy! Knew Kendrick Lamar

Contestants on Jeopardy! don't exactly have a great track record when it comes to music trivia on the show. Over the past few years, they've…
Peter Helman | February 22, 2018 - 9:24 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Smash A Lamborghini In Surprise BRITs Performance With Rich The Kid

The 2018 BRIT Awards took place tonight at the O2 Arena in London, and Kendrick Lamar was on hand for a surprise performance. He started…
James Rettig | February 21, 2018 - 5:29 pm

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Sued Over “All The Stars” Video

Kendrick Lamar and SZA are being sued over their music video for the Black Panther soundtrack cut "All The Stars," TMZ reports. British-Liberian Artist Lina…
Peter Helman | February 20, 2018 - 10:24 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I'm grateful for a lot of things in this life, and here's one of them: I now have another week to sort out my feelings…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm

The Week In Pop

Like The Stay Puft Man Before Him, Marshmello Just Keeps Getting Bigger

Who knows how many centuries the fortune under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson went untapped before the Grosh brothers happened upon it. The Pennsylvanian…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2018 - 4:03 pm

Jay Rock – “King’s Dead” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake) Video

We heard the remarkable Jay Rock x Kendrick Lamar x Future x James Blake collab "King's Dead" for the first time last month and we…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 15, 2018 - 3:24 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther And The Art Of The Corporate Crossover

There's a moment on "Opps," a track from the Kendrick Lamar-curated compilation Black Panther: The Album, where the South African rapper Yugen Blakrok says, "Stand…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2018 - 11:59 am
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