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Flow 2018 Offers A Diverse, Gratifying Answer At The End Of Festival Season

There are a lot of festivals that happen later in the year, but often it feels like a last gasp for the summer season by…
Ryan Leas | August 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Nas Sounds Tired

In 2000, Rakim, then widely regarded as the greatest rapper ever, signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. This was a ridiculously exciting thing to even…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

More Kendrick Lamar stories

Stream Eminem’s Surprise New Album Kamikaze

Eminem has released a surprise new album called Kamikaze. Earlier tonight, the Detroit rapper teased his involvement with Marvel’s upcoming Venom film, and the song…
Rob Arcand / Spin | August 31, 2018 - 12:30 am

Kevin Parker Talks Sessions With Kendrick, Kanye, SZA, & More

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker recently did an interview with Billboard to talk about the many high-profile collaborations and projects he's been involved in over the…
James Rettig | August 22, 2018 - 1:46 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Acting Debut On Power

Tonight's episode of the Starz series Power features a cameo appearance from none other than Kendrick Lamar. The episode is available to stream now on…
Julia Gray | July 29, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Kendrick Lamar Has A Guest Role On Power This Sunday

I've never seen Power, the televised crime drama starring 50 Cent, but as music-tangential crumbling-empire TV shows go, it seems to have had longer legs…
Chris DeVille | July 25, 2018 - 11:33 am

Watch Chvrches Cover Kendrick Lamar

Chvrches love a cover. Before releasing their latest LP Love Is Dead in May, the Scottish synth-pop trio shared covers of Beyoncé’s "XO" and the…
Julia Gray | July 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm

Kendrick Discusses That Fan He Brought Onstage Who Rapped The N-Word

Kendrick Lamar has reached the point in his career where he only does a few interviews a year, and where every interview is an event.
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2018 - 9:58 am

Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Questlove, More Inducted Into The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Sciences announced 928 new members today, illustrating a push for greater diversity in the organization. Marking record highs…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | June 25, 2018 - 5:05 pm

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Spotify Rescinds Hateful Conduct Policy, Restores XXXTentacion To Playlists

A few weeks ago, Spotify announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy which resulted in the removal of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music…
James Rettig | June 1, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In music, as in virtually every other arena of American culture, this has been an exhausting, exciting, overwhelming week. For once, though, music videos weren't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2018 - 1:44 pm

Kendrick Lamar Accepts His Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar has a new nickname: Pulitzer Kenny.
Peter Helman | May 30, 2018 - 3:22 pm

Jay Rock – “Win” Video (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Jay Rock is releasing a new album, Redemption, in a couple weeks. He kicked off the cycle earlier this month with the Kendrick Lamar-featuring "Win,"
James Rettig | May 30, 2018 - 12:48 pm
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