Posts tagged "Kendrick Lamar"

Pemberton Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar, and More

This summer, the Pemberton Music Festival returns to British Columbia featuring a massive lineup that includes Missy Elliott in her first official live…
By: Brennan Carley / April 1, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Almost Called His New Album ‘Tu Pimp a Caterpillar’

Still basking in the glory of Kendrick Lamar's expansive new album, To Pimp a Butterfly? Now the rapper's finally talking about the project, telling…
By: Brennan Carley / April 1, 2015

Outside Lands 2015 Lineup: Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, the Black Keys, and More

Elton John will headline San Francisco's Outside Lands this year, alongside other big names like Kendrick Lamar, the Black Keys, and…
By: James Grebey / March 24, 2015

Review: Kendrick Lamar Returns With the Great American Hip-Hop Album, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Azealia Banks — the immensely skilled and completely without-filter rapper who appeared in Playboy the same day that Kendrick Lamar's long-awaited To Pimp a…
By: Dan Weiss / March 20, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Is On Pace to Sell 325,000 Copies in First Week

Despite surprising everyone late Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly is on pace to move more than 325,000 copies in it…
By: James Grebey / March 19, 2015

Q&A: Professor Who Teaches a Kendrick Lamar Course Talks ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Professor Adam Diehl teaches a course on Kendrick Lamar's classic 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, incorporating the writing of James Joyce and showings of…
By: Dan Weiss / March 17, 2015

Q&A: Rapsody Talks Secretly Working on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

One of the most striking names in the track listing of Kendrick Lamar's surprise-released To Pimp a Butterfly — which went on sale around…
By: Dan Weiss / March 16, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly': Musicians React on Twitter

If you're a person with a pulse, you probably already know that Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has been released on iTune…
By: Rachel Brodsky / March 16, 2015

Flying Lotus Says His Beats Helped Inspire Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Everybody is rightfully freaking out about the surprise release of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly (which came a full week early), and now the…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Came Out One Week Early

UPDATE THREE: It's back on iTunes as of 1:00 pm on Monday.
By: Brennan Carley / March 16, 2015

Stream Kendrick Lamar’s New Song, ‘King Kunta’

Update: An earlier version of this post said that Lamar shared the track, when it actually appears to have leaked online.Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album,…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 13, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Unleashed a Dazzling Freestyle Over Biggie’s ‘The What’

The Notorious B.I.G. was killed 18 years ago today, and Kendrick Lamar commemorated the solemn anniversary by spitting an incredible freestyle over the…
By: James Grebey / March 9, 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Is Called ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Update: Kendrick Lamar has shared what appears to be the artwork for his upcoming album. See it below.
By: Brennan Carley / March 6, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Blacker the Berry,’ Nic Hessler’s ‘I Feel Again,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From politically minded rappers to Be Your Own Pet offshoot…
By: SPIN Staff / February 11, 2015

Michael Chabon Has Some Thoughts on Kendrick Lamar’s New Single

Genius is on a bit of a roll lately. First, Rick Rubin dropped by to annotate some of the songs he's worked on, and…
By: Brennan Carley / February 10, 2015

There’s Now an Emoji-Only Music Video for Kendrick Lamar’s ‘i’ Because, the Internet

Emoji's are the future of all communication. What, really, can you say in words that you can't say better with a smiling poo…
By: James Grebey / February 10, 2015

Stream Kendrick Lamar’s Insistent New Single, ‘The Blacker the Berry’

Kendrick Lamar has just dropped "The Blacker the Berry," a Boi-1da-produced track that is most likely set to appear on his forthcoming studio…
By: Brennan Carley / February 9, 2015

Sasquatch! 2015 Lineup: Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, and More

Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed its impressive 2015 lineup. Taking place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25) at the Gorge Ampitheater in Quincy, Washington,…
By: Rachel Brodsky / February 4, 2015

Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup: Billy Joel, the War on Drugs, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Here come the big guns: One of the most fun parties under the sun, Bonnaroo, has just revealed the entire lineup for it…
By: Brennan Carley / January 14, 2015

The 50 Best Samples, Covers and References of 2014

We've spent a good deal of time at SPIN this last December listing our favorites of 2014; the songs, albums, and other…
By: SPIN Staff / December 26, 2014
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