Kendrick Lamar

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

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Grace Jones, and More

Correction: An earlier version of this post said it was Say Anything when, in fact, it is Saves the Day playing Stay What You Are.
James Grebey / March 29, 2016

Listen to Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Pharrell & More Honor Phife Dawg on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio

Q-Tip's weekly Abstract Radio show Friday night was a special tribute to his A Tribe Called Quest band mate Phife Dawg, who died Tuesday due…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Got a Crowd of 18,000 to Chant Phife Dawg’s Name in Tribute

Tributes to the golden age of hip-hop great Phife Dawg have been pouring in, but so far Kendrick Lamar's way of honoring the A Tribe…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016

Watch Kendrick Lamar School Some English Kids in a Rap Battle

Kendrick Lamar was in Manchester to attend a workshop for budding rappers that was sponsored by Reebok, but the To Pimp a Butterfly genius elevated the appearance beyond a…
James Grebey / March 16, 2016

Brush Up on Your Album Art History With These Clever Mashups

We've seen famous album covers with cats, famous album covers recreated by neonate girls, famous album covers with superheroes, and famous album covers interpreted in crumpled socks, but…
Anna Gaca / March 15, 2016

Protesters at Chicago Donald Trump Rally Chant Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’

Update: John Legend responded to Trump's son, who tweeted that the protestors of being unable to articulate what they were rallying against, according to CNN. Read the exchange…
Harley Brown / March 12, 2016

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered.’ Is a Bullet With ‘Butterfly’ Wings

Kendrick Lamar didn’t have to do this. Not even a year has passed since he released his grand statement, To Pimp a Butterfly, an intimidating epic…
Matthew Ramirez / March 9, 2016

Q&A: Anna Wise Imagined She Was a Robot on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered.’

Anna Wise is very good at keeping secrets. The Berklee-trained singer knew Kendrick Lamar's surprise release of To Pimp a Butterfly-era demos, untitled unmastered., was coming for two…
Harley Brown / March 5, 2016

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered.’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

Kendrick Lamar surprise-released (well, almost) a new project on Thursday night called untitled unmastered. Despite its brevity (the collection features just eight tracks) and in-progress aesthetic…
SPIN Staff / March 4, 2016

Download Kendrick Lamar’s New Album, ‘untitled unmastered.’

Update: TDE label head Anthony Tiffith has confirmed via Twitter that a physical release of Kendrick Lamar's untitled unmastered. is coming. @dangerookipawaa are we getting a…
Kyle McGovern / March 3, 2016

Spotify Releases Info on Surprise New Kendrick Lamar Album ‘untitled unmastered.’

In a huge blunder on par with the early release of Rihanna's ANTI on TIDAL, Spotify seems to have accidentally revealed details of a surprise new album…
Brennan Carley / March 3, 2016

Governors Ball vs. Panorama: Who Has the Better Lineup?

Today, the lineup was announced for Panorama, the East Coast festival expansion of Goldenvoice, producers behind the country's preeminent music fest, Coachella. Exciting as the…
Andrew Unterberger / March 1, 2016

Panorama 2016 Lineup: Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, and More

Panorama, the new festival in New York City that's being thrown by the same company behind Coachella, has revealed the lineup for its 2016 debut.
James Grebey / March 1, 2016

The 2016 Grammy Performances, Ranked From Worst to First

20. The Hollywood Vampires, "As Bad As I Am" / "Ace of Spades" Not bad, per sé, just kinda dispiriting —…
Andrew Unterberger / February 16, 2016

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2016 Grammys

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are a wrap — the stage has been cleared, the trophies have been given out, the thinly veiled rebuttals to Kanye…
SPIN Staff / February 16, 2016
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