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Kendrick Lamar will be the first guest on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show." The episode will air on September 8th.
Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 10:51 AM
Hit the replies for Kendrick Lamar's video for "For Free?"
Jason Tate on 08/01/15 - 11:17 AM
Arcade Fire will release The Reflektor Tapes, described as "a unique cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history" directed by Kahlil Joseph, on September 24th to theaters worldwide for a limited time. You can watch a trailer for the film as well as an eight-minute clip featuring the band's song "Porno" in the replies.
Aaron Mook on 07/15/15 - 06:39 PM
Kendrick Lamar's video for "Alright" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/30/15 - 02:22 PM
Head over to BET to check out Kendrick Lamar opening up the BET Awards with a captivating performance of To Pimp A Butterfly highlight "Alright."
Jake Jenkins on 06/29/15 - 07:59 AM
Hit the replies to check out Kendrick Lamar breaking down some of the songs on To Pimp A Butterfly with MTV News.
Jake Jenkins on 04/04/15 - 03:26 PM
Kendrick Lamar's video for "King Kunta" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 06:28 PM
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly will spend a second week at #1 on the charts.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:01 AM
Kendrick Lamar ended up selling over 320,000 copies of his new album to top the charts last week. Modest Mouse was just over 73,000 to come in at number three. Sleeping with Sirens debut at number six with close to 35,000 sold.
Jason Tate on 03/25/15 - 11:28 AM
Jake Jenkins on 03/25/15 - 08:58 AM
Professor Adam Diehl discusses Kendrick Lamar's albums and elaborates on the context in which they stand as art.
If I had to pick an era of jazz, it would not be pre-jazz, but that being said, jazz is the music of America and it's the most American music form of all except for maybe hip-hop. So I think him appealing to that and appealing to '70s funk and R&B, rather than just trying to get another hit… I wasn't expecting him to be so particular about the feel of the album from a musical standpoint. I thought he was going to have a lot to say lyrically, and the music was going to not be industry-dictated but take more of a backseat to the lyrics. And by no means was that the case.
Jason Tate on 03/18/15 - 12:12 PM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly broke Spotify's one day streaming record with 9.6 million full start-to-finish streams between 12:01AM and 11:59PM yesterday.
Jason Tate on 03/17/15 - 04:09 PM
Surprise: despite being originally confirmed for a March 23rd release, Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly is available for purchase on iTunes right now.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/15/15 - 09:02 PM
A new Kendrick Lamar song called "King Kunta" has surfaced. To Pimp a Butterfly releases March 23rd.
Ryan Gardner on 03/13/15 - 07:01 PM
Kendrick Lamar has announced that his new album, due out March 23rd, will be titled To Pimp A Butterfly. The album art and a possible tracklisting can be found in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/11/15 - 10:56 AM
The new Kendrick Lamar album can now be pre-ordered on iTunes. Looks like it's coming out on March 23rd and there will be 16 tracks, including the previously released "The Blacker the Berry."
Jake Jenkins on 03/06/15 - 03:52 PM
Zane Lowe just revealed a huge chunk of this year's Reading and Leeds festivals on the BBC Radio 1 including the third headliner in the form of The Libertines. Other acts announced include Kendrick Lamar, American Football, The Cribs, New Found Glory, Rae Sremmurd, Bring Me The Horizon and of course, The Maccabees. Hit the replies to see the poster with the line up so far.
Kyle Huntington on 02/24/15 - 12:29 PM
Rembert Browne wrote a really great piece on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker the Berry" for Grantland:
Kendrick is attempting a lot in one song. It’s an internal monologue, made public, in which he’s working out his own issues, acknowledging his own demons. Is it conservative? Is he coming down hard on black people? Is he coming down surprisingly hard on white people? Does he fully understand race and power and inequality as much as one perhaps should before jumping in this sea of generalizations? There are days and weeks and months and infinities left to parse out these ideas. But what is true from even the first listen is that Kendrick is talking directly to black people.

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Jason Tate on 02/12/15 - 12:34 PM
Author Michael Chabon has written his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry."
In this final couplet, Kendrick Lamar employs a rhetorical move akin to—and in its way even more devastating than—Common’s move in the last line of “I Used to Love H.E.R.”: snapping an entire lyric into place with a surprise revelation of something hitherto left unspoken. In “H.E.R.”, Common reveals the identity of the song’s “her”—hip hop itself—forcing the listener to re-evaluate the entire meaning and intent of the song. Here, Kendrick Lamar reveals the nature of the enigmatic hypocrisy that the speaker has previously confessed to three times in the song without elaborating: that he grieved...
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 08:44 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new Kendrick Lamar song titled "The Blacker the Berry."
Ryan Dennehy on 02/09/15 - 03:37 PM
Hit the replies for an interview with Macklemore where he talks about race, white privilege, and Kendrick Lamar.
"As a white dude, as a white rapper, I'm like, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I get involved on a level where I'm not co-opting the movement, where I'm not making it about me, but also realizing the platform that I have and the reach that I have?"
Jason Tate on 12/31/14 - 12:08 PM
Kendrick Lamar debuted a new untitled track on Colbert last night.
Jason Tate on 12/17/14 - 12:29 PM
Kendrick Lamar was recently on Sirus XM and said his little brother is the only person who has heard his new album.
No, real talk. He has it. He has the album and he told me what he likes. That’s my A&R right there. He has a sophisticated ear. He’s in somebody’s elementary [school] right now knowing all the lyrics. Telling ’em, Watch.
Jason Tate on 11/13/14 - 11:03 AM
The Hood Internet gave the world the one mash-up it didn't specifically ask for, but probably sorta secretly wanted. Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" mashed up with Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/11/14 - 03:47 PM
Kendrick Lamar's new music video for "i" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/04/14 - 04:34 PM
Hit the replies to watch the incredible video for "Never Catch Me," Flying Lotus' equally incredible collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. FlyLo's new album You're Dead! is out October 7th via Warp, and you can catch him on one of the tour dates in the replies..
Ryan Dennehy on 10/01/14 - 08:30 PM
Mayer Hawthorne recruited the help of Rashida Jones to direct his video for "Crime" which features Kendrick Lamar. You can check out the video in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/01/14 - 09:46 AM
Hit the replies to hear Kendrick Lamar's new track titled "i".
Kyle Huntington on 09/23/14 - 05:07 AM
It seems as though Kendrick Lamar will release his new single entitled "i" next Tuesday. This will be his first cut from his follow up to 2012's phenomenal, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. You can find the cover art for the release in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/17/14 - 10:04 AM
Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's new collaboration track "Never Catch Me" can be heard in the replies. The cut is from Flying Lotus' new album, You're Dead!, which will be out on October 7th via Warp.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/03/14 - 08:35 AM
According to a new interview with Complex, Kendrick Lamar has been hard at work on his forthcoming album, stating that he has around 30-40 songs done. The rapper expects to drop the project before the end of the year, and says he has been working with Dr. Dre, among others.
But now that Kendrick, 27, is a hysteria-inducing star, the world is waiting to see if he can deliver twice. Expectations are high. After good kid, good simply won’t be good enough. Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for the follow-up. As for a title, Kendrick says he’s “flirting with ideas.” He’s been working primarily with TDE’s in-house producers, Tae Beast and...
Jake Jenkins on 07/22/14 - 12:46 PM
Producer Mike WiLL Made It just released the second single from his upcoming Interscope debut, Est. in 1989 Pt. 3. "Buy the World" features Future, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar and can be heard at Complex.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/16/14 - 09:13 AM
Alicia Keys new video for "It's On Again" can be found in the replies. It features Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell and Hans Zimmer.
Jason Tate on 04/14/14 - 11:48 AM
Head to the replies to listen to DJ Vice's remix of Mayer Hawthorne and Kendrick Lamar's "Crime."
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/02/14 - 12:32 PM
Following his unlikely performance/collaboration with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar is going to be working with psych-rock act Tame Impala on a remix their song of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" for the upcoming Divergent soundtrack out March 11th. The OST will also feature a collaboration between A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein, who helped produce Yeezus track "Send It Up"; Clams Casino will also produce a track featuring Chance The Rapper as well as new music from M83, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, and more. Check out the art and full tracklisting in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/24/14 - 12:40 PM
Pardoning my first-ever horrible pun headline - Drake talks in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone about Macklemore's infamous Instagram of an apology he texted to Kendrick Lamar upon winning the Grammy for Best Rap Album last month. More exactly, he calls the move "wack as fuck."
I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn't deserve it, go get better—make better music... It felt cheap. It didn't feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won? This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether...
Ryan Dennehy on 02/12/14 - 01:23 PM
In a recent XXL interview, Kendrick Lamar has addressed the Grammys' results, Macklemore winning, and hip-hop culture at the event.
"It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man... He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go." [...] “I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” Kendrick said when asked if he thought the Grammys undervalued hip-hop. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole,...
Ryan Gardner on 01/29/14 - 11:39 AM
Macklemore sent a text to Kendrick Lamar apologizing for winning best rap album at the Grammys last night.
My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys
Jason Tate on 01/27/14 - 11:54 AM
Last night, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar collaborated on the Grammy stage to bring the audience of remix of "Radioactive." You can now stream the studio version in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 01/27/14 - 10:00 AM
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Kaskade and Empire The Sun will all be headlining this year's 7107 International Festival. The festival takes place on Febraury 22nd and 23rd in the Philippines with donations going to the Typhoon Yolonda benefit. To find more details about the festival, you can check out their site.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/14 - 11:26 AM
Kendrick Lamar has released the first part for his new music video for "Sing About Me", which is in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/20/13 - 06:15 PM
You can watch Eminem's new video for "Survival" in the replies. It's off his upcoming album, MMLP2, which is in stores November 5th. The album will feature guest vocals from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, and Nate Ruess of fun.

Track Listing:
1) Bad Guy
2) Parking Lot (Skit)
3) Rhyme Or Reason
4) So Much Better
5) Survival
6) Legacy
7) Asshole Ft. Skylar Grey
8) Berzerk
9) Rap God
10) Brainless
11) Stronger Than I Was
12) The Monster Ft. Rihanna
13) So Far…
14) Love Game Ft. Kendrick Lamar
15) Headlights Ft. Nate Ruess
16) Evil Twin
Drew Beringer on 10/10/13 - 04:16 PM
As we reported yesterday, Kanye West has announced his first solo tour in five years. He's bringing Kendrick Lamar out with him. Check out the tour artwork in the replies.

Update: Looks like most tickets are on sale on September 13th. Dates are in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/06/13 - 06:15 AM
Kendrick Lamar will be appearing on Los Angeles' Power 106 later this morning to respond to the "controversy" his verse on the Big Sean b-side "Control" brought upon. Power 106 released a preview ahead of time, which you can listen to in the replies.
The irony of that line is that the people that actually understood it and got it was the actual Kings of New York — sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding that it’s not about actually being the King of whatever coast, it’s about leaving the mark to be as great as Big, as great as Pac.
Drew Beringer on 08/29/13 - 07:20 AM
Hit the replies to see a video of Killer Mike and El-P giving their take on the recent Kendrick Lamar verse from Big Sean's "Control."
Jake Jenkins on 08/15/13 - 02:46 PM
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