Kendrick Lamar

Danny Brown Unleashes New Song “Really Doe” Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul

One of the biggest reasons for Atrocity Exhibition's heightened anticipation, other than the fact that it's a new Danny Brown project, is the track "Really Doe."
Brian Josephs / September 19, 2016

Watch an “Off the Juice” Kendrick Lamar Rap Lil Wayne Verses and Order Him Not to Quit

Kendrick Lamar's gone from making a legend-affirming civil rights anthem to drunkenly rapping Lil Wayne verses at 5:32 in the morning. Weezy's heavily implied retirement elicits…
Brian Josephs / September 9, 2016

‘Don’t Try to Be Someone Else’: On Voicemails and a Mother’s Love on Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

The album skit is supposed to be over. What was once an essential hallmark of hip-hop and R&B LPs is now a disposable flourish; WAVs and MP3s…
Brian Josephs / August 24, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Major Lazer, and More Will Play at New York City’s Global Citizen Festival

The Global Citizen Festival, which kicks off a stacked fall for New York music festivals, is bringing the most star-studded lineup of artists in its five-year history.
Brian Josephs / July 26, 2016

The Best and Worst of Panorama 2016: A SPIN Roundtable

This past weekend, New York City welcomed a new, major music festival: Panorama, the latest venture from Goldenvoice, the company behind the Coachella Valley Music…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2016

Panorama 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The inaugural Panorama Festival — a.k.a. "East Coast Coachella" — took place at Randall's Island in New York City this past weekend, and it more…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2016

DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and Betty Wright Deliver the ‘Holy Key’

After a few minutes of sloganeering and DJ rewinds, DJ Khaled finally played the full version of "Holy Key" on Beats 1. The Major Key cut…
Brian Josephs / July 23, 2016

Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music…
Anna Gaca / July 10, 2016

Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy Crew Jump on Charged Remix to ScHoolboy Q’s ‘THat Part’

Today, ScHoolboy Q releases the excellent new album Blank Face, and to celebrate, the Top Dawg Entertainment rapper has released the "Black Hippy REMIX" for…
Andrew Unterberger / July 8, 2016

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe Help President Obama Wish Daughter Malia a Happy Birthday

Last night, President Obama threw our nation one of its coolest birthday parties yet, a Fourth of July White House BBQ with special appearances from…
Andrew Unterberger / July 5, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe to Play Nation’s Coolest Fourth of July Barbecue

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have booked Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe to play the official White House Independence Day barbecue, Politico reports. The…
Anna Gaca / July 2, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Watch Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Perform ‘Freedom’ at 2016 BET Awards

The 2016 BET Awards were very obviously highlighted last night by two of the most beloved artists of the 2010s, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, who…
Dan Weiss / June 27, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Drops Impressive Guest Verse on Mistah F.A.B.’s ‘Survive’

Chance the Rapper's new Coloring Book had a few reconsidering who's the best working rapper last night, but there's already been a reminder that Kendrick Lamar is an…
Brian Josephs / May 13, 2016

Austin City Limits 2016 Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Kacey Musgraves, and More

The annual Austin City Limits music festival — held, where else, in Austin, Texas — has announced the lineup for the event's 2016 iteration. Headliners…
Brennan Carley / May 5, 2016

Bill Withers Is Suing Kendrick Lamar for Allegedly Ripping Off One of His Songs

In what's becoming an increasingly common occurrence, a popular musician is being sued for allegedly stealing another, older artist's song. This time, according to TMZ, Bill Withers is…
James Grebey / April 15, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Releases the Full Credits for ‘untitled unmastered.’

One of the strange developments of surprise albums is that, like most movies, the credits come at the end. So Kendrick Lamar's delightfully out-of-nowhere new…
Dan Weiss / April 13, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Inducts N.W.A. Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed more hip-hop last night as legendary Compton, California group N.W.A. were officially inducted. Fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar honored Dr.
Anna Gaca / April 9, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Performed ‘untitled 07′ Live for the First Time Last Night

It has not yet been conclusively proven which untitled cut from Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered. is the best, but Lamar made a strong case for "untitled 07"
Anna Gaca / April 3, 2016
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