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Kendrick Lamar

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  • Datebook: A film on losing words, bedsheet paintings, sculptures of salt

    Datebook: A film on losing words, bedsheet paintings, sculptures of salt
    A film about aphasia in downtown, poetic paintings in Venice, bedsheet erotica in Culver City and zines, zines, zines in Long Beach. Plus: wild abstractions, sculptures made of salt and collages of flowers crafted with gold leaf. Here’s what we&...
  • 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...
  • 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 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'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...
  • Jack White bridges the genres at Coachella

     Jack White bridges the genres at Coachella
    It may be the most scrutinized typographical matter in music: how large each act's name appears on the poster announcing the lineup for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Widely regarded as the most prestigious festival in America,...
  • Datebook: Art of the column, visions of Hell, California's dark history

    Datebook: Art of the column, visions of Hell, California's dark history
    The architecture of the column re-interpreted, California’s dark history of lynchings reenacted and an artist who takes pictures of Hell (literally). Plus, figurative paintings that rely on the minimal and a group show that straddles generations....
  • Check out this bonkers interactive map of every musical genre

    Check out this bonkers interactive map of every musical genre
    As someone who writes about music for a living, I know that it can be hard and confusing to assign a genre to a certain artist or song. Questions like, "Are Kings of Leon alt-country, garage rock, southern rock, bro rock or just alternative?" and "Does it...
  • Wandering Eye: On Kendrick Lamar's new video, Dan Deacon weighs in on the Orioles, and more

    Wandering Eye: On Kendrick Lamar's new video, Dan Deacon weighs in on the Orioles, and more
    We've been thinking a lot more about video on our mobile site this week, mostly because it's something that the website can finally handle after many readers rightfully complained that the clip of Bill Cosby being heckled was unavailable on the mobile...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' almost had a different title

    Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' almost had a different title
    Kendrick Lamar's new LP "To Pimp a Butterfly" was an instant conversation-shifter in pop music, and set records for debut-day streaming on Spotify. But the record very nearly had a dramatically different title. In one of a series of interviews with MTV,...