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  • Listen to Kendrick Lamar in The CW's new Black Lightning promo

    Listen to Kendrick Lamar in The CW's new Black Lightning promo

    Kendrick Lamar is lending his music to a superhero. The CW sent out a press release Wednesday touting the use of Lamar's music in the network's latest promotional spot for "Black Lightning," which you can watch by playing the video above. The video uses Lamar's hit single "Backseat Freestyle" from...
  • 2018 Grammy predictions: Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' to take home Album of the Year

    2018 Grammy predictions: Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' to take home Album of the Year

    In a refreshing swerve, Album of the Year veers away from the predictable for some of the year's truly dynamic and compelling creators. Kendrick Lamar, whose last album To Pimp a Butterfly lost this category in 2016 to Taylor Swift's massive 1989, is back with his latest record, DAMN., which is also...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'ELEMENT' music video inspires new exhibit

    Kendrick Lamar's 'ELEMENT' music video inspires new exhibit

    The Gordon Parks Foundation in Pleasantville, New York has opened a brand new photography exhibit based on the music video for the Kendrick Lamar song "ELEMENT." The exhibit is titled ELEMENT: Gordon Parks and Kendrick Lamar and will run until Feb. 9, 2018.  The "ELEMENT" music video references...
  • Eminem and Kendrick Lamar pay tribute to late rapper Prodigy

    Eminem and Kendrick Lamar pay tribute to late rapper Prodigy

    Rappers Eminem and Kendrick Lamar recently laid down some of Prodigy's verses for a radio intro segment on Peter Rosenberg's "Real Late" broadcast. During the recording session, the Hot 97 host paid tribute to the late Mobb Deep co-founder with Eminem and Kendrick.  According to Noah Yoo from Pitch...
  • Future drops new song 'Pie,' featuring Chris Brown accompanied with music video

    Future drops new song 'Pie,' featuring Chris Brown accompanied with music video

    Future has teamed up with Chris Brown to release his new song and new music video for his song "Pie." Future's release of "Pie" followed the 33-year-old rapper's performance at the BET Awards on June 25. At the BET Awards, Future performed the "Mask Off" remix with Kendrick Lamar. Whereas, Brown...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' holds on at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums for third week

    Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' holds on at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums for third week

    Thanks to the streaming platform, Kendrick Lamar debuted high upon the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart just three weeks ago. DAMN. is now in that third week still at No. 1 on the chart that combines streaming, actual sales and digital download sales. Lamar's DAMN. holds on for a third week with a...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' scores largest No. 1 debut of 2017

    Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' scores largest No. 1 debut of 2017

    First, there was Ed Sheeran, then there was Drake, now there is Kendrick Lamar for the largest debut of 2017 thus far. Not many artists nowadays can claim the status of having such impressive debut numbers in the era of streaming but thanks to the platform, hip-hop and rap genres are seeing...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' moves into top spot on Hot 100 songs chart

    Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' moves into top spot on Hot 100 songs chart

    After a set at Coachella, Kendrick Lamar is kicking off his latest era with the album DAMN. Lead single "Humble" is moving into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart as reflected on the April 25 refresh. The song is besting its highest peak of No. 2 in its third week to take the top...
  • Kendrick Lamar will perform at Atlanta's Infinite Energy Arena on Monday, July 17

    Kendrick Lamar books date at Atlanta's Infinite Energy Arena on upcoming 2017 tour

    For the past few weeks, Kendrick Lamar has solidified his position as the undisputed king of rap. At the end of March, the rapper released his single “HUMBLE.”  which shot to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. He followed that up with the release of his fourth studio album DAMN., his third No. 1 album...
  • Kendrick Lamar will be taking his new album on tour across North America this summer. 

    Kendrick Lamar announces 2017 North American summer tour

    Just like that, Kendrick Lamar will spend another summer holding the title of the hottest name in hip-hop. Following the nearly sudden release of his latest LP in Damn. and a pair of electric headlining performances at both weekends of Coachella, the Compton rapper also announced his tour schedule...
  • Coachella was filled with new experiences for many first time attendees. 

    10 things you learn at your first Coachella

    It doesn't matter how many shows or festivals you've been to; there's only one Coachella. More than a mere music festival, Coachella is one of the most famous events in the world, period. For any self-respecting fan of live music, it's a pilgrimage one must eventually make. This year, AXS.com sent...
  • Kendrick Lamar releases video for 'DNA' featuring Don Cheadle

    Kendrick Lamar releases video for 'DNA' featuring Don Cheadle

    Fresh on the heels of releasing his fourth studio album DAMN., and headlining Coachella on April 16, critically acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar has shared the video for DAMN. track “DNA.” Directed by Nabil and the Little Homies, the thought provoking video opens with actor Don Cheadle interrogating...
  • Listen: Rihanna comes through on Kendrick Lamar's 'Loyalty'

    Listen: Rihanna comes through on Kendrick Lamar's 'Loyalty'

    Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar released his new album, DAMN., on April 13. Barbadian superstar Rihanna features on the standout "Loyalty." With short notice this week, Lamar dropped DAMN., the proper follow-up to 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly. In between releases, he put out the compilation Untitled...
  • Kendrick Lamar goes mellow while staying angry in 'DAMN.'

    Kendrick Lamar goes mellow while staying angry in 'DAMN.'

    There was considerable anticipation for Kendrick Lamar’s new LP DAMN. And why not? Whether you agree or not, Lamar is one of the best lyricists in hip-hop today, able to use his expansive vocabulary to punch home a number of songs that speak to the realities of today’s human existence, especially in...
  • Watch Lebron James jam out to Kendrick Lamar's new album 'DAMN.'

    Watch Lebron James jam out to Kendrick Lamar's new album 'DAMN.'

    On the eve of its release date, Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new album DAMN has already gotten a review, and from LeBron James no less. It appears King James got an early copy of the album as he has a clip of him jamming to Duckworth’s new album has been posted. As Pitchfork pointed out, he...
  • 5 best Kendrick Lamar lyrics

    5 best Kendrick Lamar lyrics

    Kendrick Lamar is not only considered one of the fastest rising artists on the music scene, having headlined major music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, he is also regarded as one of rap's strongest lyricists. While his early mixtapes and albums showed flashes of serious lyrical content, it...
  • 5 artists Kendrick Lamar could bring on stage at Coachella

    5 artists Kendrick Lamar could bring on stage at Coachella

    It's officially Coachella week. Starting on Thursday, festival-goers from all around California and beyond will make their way to the Coachella festival grounds for one of the most famous festivals in the world. The lineup is on point, and once the set times are announced this week, we will have to...
  • New Kendrick Lamar album release date and contributors confirmed including U2

    New Kendrick Lamar album release date and contributors confirmed including U2

    In late March, Kendrick Lamar announced that his highly anticipated fourth studio album and follow-up to his critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly might be released on April 7. But now it appears that the release date has been pushed back a week. As Pitchfork pointed out, the pre-order for the...
  • 2017 Coachella live stream: Here's how to watch the festival online

    2017 Coachella live stream: Here's how to watch the festival online

    Not all of us are lucky enough to attend one of the most famous festivals in the world, but thankfully, Coachella is making sure that everyone will get in on the fun. Today, the festival announced that some of our favorite artists' performances will be available for live stream during weekend one of...
  • Watch: Kendrick Lamar releases new song and enticing video, 'Humble'

    Watch: Kendrick Lamar releases new song and enticing video, 'Humble'

    Last week, Kendrick Lamar shared that he would be releasing a much anticipated new album on April 7, and gave fans a taste of what's to come with "The Heart Part 4." Today, he released his second single from the album, "Humble" along with a video. According to Pitchfork, the video was directed by...
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