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  • Weekend music news: Bieber roasted, new music from Grimes and more

    Weekend music news: Bieber roasted, new music from Grimes and more
    American popular culture finally realized two of ts deepest fantasies last night -- a new Kendrick Lamar LP dropped (more on that here), and we got to take Justin Bieber to the woodshed and tell him what a jerk he's been lately. Comedy Central's...
  • Kendrick Lamar's epic 'Mortal Man' features fiery 2Pac interview

    Kendrick Lamar's epic 'Mortal Man' features fiery 2Pac interview
    In the hours after Kendrick Lamar’s new album “To Pimp a Butterfly” was released a week early, one track, “Mortal Man,” started getting traction. For good reason: It’s a 12-minute epic that features wondrous Lamar...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' arrives a week early

    Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' arrives a week early
    Kendrick Lamar's new album "To Pimp a Butterfly," has arrived a week before its scheduled release date. Happy Monday, everyone. Lamar himself seems fine with it -- or at least resigned to it. He tweeted Sunday night, "Keep calm. All is well." The boss...
  • Kendrick Lamar delivers masterful 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

    Kendrick Lamar delivers masterful 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
    So what would the late Tupac Shakur and the very much living Kendrick Lamar talk about if they were ever to meet face to face in the next life? According to Lamar, they'd dish on economic inequality, revolution and racial metaphors about caterpillars...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly': Dense, difficult, grandiose

    Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly': Dense, difficult, grandiose
    So soon after it was unexpectedly issued late Sunday, "To Pimp a Butterfly," the new record by Compton-raised rapper and lyricist Kendrick Lamar, is still settling in, less a voluminous whole than a germinal swirl of phrases, grooves, bass lines and...
  • Kendrick Lamar is an essential voice for Los Angeles and beyond

    Kendrick Lamar is an essential voice for Los Angeles and beyond
    The most memorable televised music performance of 2014 occurred on Nov. 15, when self-described Compton's human sacrifice Kendrick Lamar stood on the Studio 8H stage of "Saturday Night Live" and performed his then-new single, "i." It had been more than...
  • For the record

    UC Irvine flag controversy: A column in the March 13 California section about the controversy over displaying the American flag in one office at UC Irvine misidentified UCI Vice Chancellor Thomas Parham as UC Vice Chancellor Robert Parham.  Red light...
  • The wait is (almost) over: Kendrick Lamar's new album out March 23

    The wait is (almost) over: Kendrick Lamar's new album out March 23
    Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new album finally has a release date. The Compton rapper's next effort will arrive March 23, according to an iTunes pre-sale that went up on Friday. Lamar quietly tweeted out the link to the pre-sale to his...
  • Kendrick Lamar is mad, not stressed, on leaked new song 'King Kunta'

    Kendrick Lamar is mad, not stressed, on leaked new song 'King Kunta'
    A third track from Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated "To Pimp a Butterfly" (out March 23) has dropped. The song, "King Kunta," is a relaxed warning about the dangers of abusing fame and power. Its name a reference to the protagonist of Alex Haley's...
  • Kendrick Lamar titles new LP 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

    Kendrick Lamar titles new LP 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
    Perhaps no 2015 album is more anticipated than Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to 2012's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city." The forthcoming LP recently got an official release date of March 23, and now the LP has a name and cover art. The album will be titled "To...
  • Kendrick Lamar blasts Air + Style sound system, cuts off set early

    Kendrick Lamar blasts Air + Style sound system, cuts off set early
    The big-ticket traveling production at the Rose Bowl was called Air + Style, presented by its majority owner, Olympic-medalist/superstar-snowboarder Shaun White. Saturday's inaugural day opened as gracefully as White flying and spinning through the air...