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Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino All Turned Down Offers to Perform at the Grammys

The major categories at this year's Grammys boast a record number of hip-hop nominees as well as, even more significantly, female ones. It's another clear attempt on the part…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 7, 2019

It’s Okay–The Grammys Are Useless and Everyone Knows It

The net result of this year's Grammys is that America has momentarily been cleaved in two. In one group are all the people who either don't really…
Jordan Sargent / January 29, 2018

Kendrick Lamar Announces European Tour with James Blake

Kendrick Lamar has announced a European leg of his tour in support of 2017's DAMN, featuring support from James Blake. Kendrick has been promoting the album nonstop…
Arielle Gordon / October 2, 2017

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Kendrick Lamar, James Brown, 2Pac Song Streams See Huge Growth

Streams of protest songs both old and new have had a huge jump in streaming numbers this week. As protests continue to take…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2020

Songs That Reflected the Civil Unrest Then and Now

I can smell tear gas. It’s Saturday afternoon. My phone starts blowing up with texts from my lady. She’s a chef at an…
Mike Postalakis / June 3, 2020

Billie Joe Armstrong Says Green Day’s New Album Was Inspired by Kendrick Lamar

Following the announcement of Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy's international Hella Mega Tour, the lead singers of the three bands—Billie Joe Armstrong, Rivers…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 11, 2019

Stream The Lion King’s New Companion Album Featuring Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, More

Jon Favreau's new Lion King remake hit theaters on Thursday, and to coincide with the release, Disney has released a new album called The Lion…
Rob Arcand / July 19, 2019

Stream J. Cole’s New Dreamville Album Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples, More

J. Cole is back with his new compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III. Like its predecessors, the release compiles music from artists on his Dreamville…
Rob Arcand / July 5, 2019

Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Travis Scott Are Headlining New Day N Vegas Festival

A new hip-hop-centric festival called Day N Vegas, produced by Goldenvoice, is going down Nov. 1–3 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The inaugural lineup features J. Cole,…
Tosten Burks / June 24, 2019

Read Kendrick Lamar’s Tribute to Nipsey Hussle

Kendrick Lamar wrote a deeply moving tribute to Nipsey Hussle, which TMZ reports was included in the program that was distributed to mourners gathered at the…
Maggie Serota / April 11, 2019

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Won’t Perform “All the Stars” at the Oscars

This year's Academy Awards has dealt with a number of controversies and disasters, from the Kevin Hart hosting fiasco to a now-nixed plan to cut…
Israel Daramola / February 21, 2019

Frank Ocean’s Tumblr Apparently Hacked, New Song Teaser Deleted (UPDATED)

Frank Ocean, international man of mystery, might be releasing new music in the very near future. The elusive artist has gone to his popular Tumblr…
Israel Daramola / February 5, 2019

Oscars Will Cut Most Song Performances From This Year’s Ceremony

Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born smash "Shallow," Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s Black Panther soundtrack hit "All The Stars," "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns, RBG’s "I’ll…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / January 26, 2019

The Worst Songs We Heard in 2018

They came from Soundcloud. They came from the Spotify recommendation algorithm. They were the breakout artists that weren't, the crossover stars who didn't, the A-listers who could've…
SPIN Staff / December 28, 2018

Kendrick Lamar and SZA “All the Stars” Lawsuit Dismissed in Court

In February 2018, Kendrick Lamar and SZA were sued by British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor over the video for their Black Panther single "All the…
Rob Arcand / December 27, 2018

The 101 Best Songs of 2018

This year gave us a Post Malone song we wish we didn’t like so much, a bunch of Kanye music we wish we liked more,…
SPIN Staff / December 20, 2018

Watch Anderson .Paak Bring Out Kendrick Lamar to Perform “Tints” on SNL

In the wake of his recent album Oxnard, Anderson .Paak performed on SNL last night as the show's musical guest. In addition to playing his…
Rob Arcand / December 2, 2018
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