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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 to Release ‘New Material’ in First Half of 2021, European Festival Says

In a statement announcing Kendrick Lamar's headlining spot at Denmark's 2021 Roskilde Festival, an exciting tidbit was revealed about Lamar: there's "new music along the…
Katherine Turman / December 30, 2020

Pearl Jam, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone to Headline Lollapalooza Stockholm

Now that there's a COVID vaccine out, it seems like a return to large-scale events could be around the corner. Look no further than today's…
Daniel Kohn / December 16, 2020

The 35 Best Albums of the Last 35 Years

Let’s face it: With most "Best Albums" lists, you know the broad strokes of the ranking before you even click. Part of that…
SPIN Staff / December 6, 2020

The 35 Best Videos of the Last 35 Years

SPIN launched in the peak MTV era, when an innovative — or even just salacious — music video could make or break an…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2020

Saturday Night Live: 20 of the Biggest Breakthrough Musical Performances Since 2000

Saturday Night Live is back! The late-night sketch comedy returns to NBC for the start of its 46th season on Saturday. After spending…
Jolie Lash / October 3, 2020

Kendrick Lamar Narrates Kobe Bryant Tribute Video on What Would Have Been His 42nd Birthday

Kobe Bryant would have turned 42 today, and to celebrate the late NBA star's birthday Nike shared a powerful tribute video narrated by Kendrick Lamar,…
Katrina Nattress / August 23, 2020

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
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