Kendrick Lamar

Anderson .Paak – “Tints” (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Anderson .Paak has partnered yet again with Kendrick Lamar, this time for his new single "Tints," which premiered today on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio…
Israel Daramola / October 4, 2018

Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar Explore the Art of Storytelling on the Frustrating but Compelling “Mona Lisa”

Storytelling in rap is not exactly a lost art. While most rap songs contain anecdotal or specific chronicles interspersed in their rhymes, "story" raps are…
Israel Daramola / September 28, 2018

Watch Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore Pay Tribute to Mac Miller

This week's episode of the Complex talk show Open Late with Peter Rosenberg is a tribute to Mac Miller, who died last week at the age…
Maggie Serota / September 13, 2018

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Acting Debut on Power

Tonight’s episode of the Starz series Power features a cameo appearance from none other than Kendrick Lamar. The episode is available to stream now on the Starz…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / July 29, 2018

The 51 Best Songs of 2018 So Far

It’s late July already, so let’s review: Pusha T’s razor-sharp Daytona led Kanye West’s Wyoming summer of G.O.O.D Music, while Valee became the label’s bonafide…
SPIN Staff / July 26, 2018

Kendrick and SZA Block Plaintiff from Receiving Royalty Profits in “All the Stars” Lawsuit

Back in February, Kendrick Lamar and SZA were sued by British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor, who claimed that the collaborators used her artwork without permission…
Rob Arcand / July 14, 2018

Kendrick Lamar Talks Kanye, Colin Kaepernick, Pulitzer Prize, and More in New Interview

Kendrick Lamar is the subject of a new cover story by Lisa Robinson in Vanity Fair. In the story, Robinson follows the rapper on a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 28, 2018

Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Questlove, More Inducted Into the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Sciences announced 928 new members today, illustrating a push for greater diversity in the organization. Marking record highs…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 25, 2018

Watch the Trailer for Creed II

Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis "Donnie" Creed for Creed II. In the second installment, Donnie is a new father  – so Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and his…
Isabella Castro-Cota / June 20, 2018

Stream Jay Rock’s New Album Redemption Featuring SZA, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, More

Jay Rock is back with his new album Redemption, and across its 13 tracks, the record features guest appearances from a star-studded cast including Kendrick…
Rob Arcand / June 15, 2018

Watch Kendrick Lamar Accept His Pulitzer Prize

Today, Kendrick Lamar accepted the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music at Columbia University in New York City. The closed ceremony was livestreamed earlier on the Pulitzer Facebook…
Israel Daramola / May 30, 2018

Video: Jay Rock – “Win”

Jay Rock has released a new video for "Win," the first single off his coming album Redemption. The song, which feels specifically made for gym playlists,…
Israel Daramola / May 30, 2018

Did Kendrick Lamar Threaten to Pull His Music From Spotify Over XXXTentacion Ban?

Last night, Bloomberg reported that Spotify is preparing to soften its recent "hateful conduct" policy that resulted in artists like R. Kelly and XXXTentacion being removed…
Jordan Sargent / May 25, 2018

White Fan Raps “M.A.A.D. City” at Kendrick Lamar Concert, Gets Booed Off Stage for the Reason You’d Expect

Kendrick Lamar was the headliner for Alabama's Hangout Music festival on Sunday (May 20). Always one to put on a great show, Kendrick decided to bring…
Israel Daramola / May 21, 2018

Listen to Jay Rock’s “Win,” Featuring an Uncredited Kendrick Lamar

Jay Rock has released a new song with Kendrick Lamar, titled "Win." It announces itself loudly with heavily compressed horns and the titular command repeated ad nauseam.
Joshua Copperman / May 16, 2018
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