Kendrick Lamar

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

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

Listen to Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell’s Collaboration from the Creed II Soundtrack

Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell have collaborated on a new Mike Will Made-It track for the soundtrack to the upcoming film Creed II. Dominated by a haunting…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 14, 2018

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

Anderson .Paak has released a new video for his track "Tints" featuring Kendrick Lamar. The video casts each musician in multiple roles, changing clothes, settings,…
Rob Arcand / October 26, 2018

Video: Jay Rock – “Wow Freestyle” ft. Kenrick Lamar

Jay Rock's latest visual off Redemption is here. The clip for "Wow Freestyle" shows Rock and Kendrick Lamar driving around their native Los Angeles neighborhoods in between VHS filtered videos of…
Isabella Castro-Cota / October 25, 2018

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
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