Kendrick Lamar

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” Continues Kendrick’s Grand Tradition of Phoning It In on Pop Collaborations

Get ready to hear "Don't Wanna Know" everywhere. Maroon 5's new single, which debuted last night, features the phrase "don't wanna know" repeated many times,…
Andy Cush / October 12, 2016

BET Hip Hop Awards Recap and Highlights: Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and More

Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Chance the Rapper, and DJ Khaled were big winners at night's BET Hip Hop Awards, which was recorded in Atlanta last month. Lamar…
Anna Gaca / October 5, 2016

Bruce Springsteen Is a Fan of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar

Bruce Springsteen is here to send blue-eyed rockist critics further into the abyss. The Boss held a Q&A at SoHo's Apple Store on Wednesday to…
Brian Josephs / September 29, 2016

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
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