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  • Kendrick Lamar releases scathing new single, 'The Blacker the Berry'

    Kendrick Lamar releases scathing new single, 'The Blacker the Berry'
    Kendrick Lamar's most recent single "i" was a jubilant, Isley Brothers-sampling (and Grammy-winning) ode to self-respect. But his follow-up, "The Blacker the Berry," is a darker, more complicated self-assessment. The single, which Lamar's label, TDE,...
  • What's trending?: #2015Grammys, #ItsOnUs, Dean Smith, NWA, Better Call Saul

    What's trending?: #2015Grammys, #ItsOnUs, Dean Smith, NWA, Better Call Saul
    Grammys, Grammys, and more Grammys. Are you riding the Grammy wave with the rest of social media? Chances are, that you are. In addition to the annual celeb-packed awards show, here's what's trending today: 1. #Grammys2015 From an array of show-...
  • Grammys 2015: Sam Smith, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg top weekend parties

    Grammys 2015: Sam Smith, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg top weekend parties
    Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg were just a few of the acts that took to the stage in a week of posh parties all over town in the days leading up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Late Thursday, as rehearsals were in full gear at...
  • Grammys 2015: List of winners

    Grammys 2015: List of winners
    Partial list of winners of the 57th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: — Album of the year: "Morning Phase," Beck. — Song of the year: "Stay With Me," Sam Smith. — Record of the year: "Stay...
  • Kendrick Lamar battles his demons, comes out a rap visionary on 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

    Kendrick Lamar battles his demons, comes out a rap visionary on 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
    If it wasn’t clear after 2012’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,” an album instantly, justly heralded as a classic, Kendrick Lamar’s follow-up, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” confirms that he’s a genius. He’s here...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' gets a surprise early release

     Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' gets a surprise early release
    Kendrick Lamar's new album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," arrived Sunday night, a week before its scheduled release date on March 23. Although the release initially appeared to be an accidental leak, major-label distributor Interscope confirmed to The Times...
  • Kendrick Lamar sets 'new global record' with Spotify streams

    Kendrick Lamar sets 'new global record' with Spotify streams
    Kendrick Lamar's new album has been fixed at the top of the iTunes album chart since it unexpectedly appeared late Sunday night. But Apple's music store isn't the only place fans have been listening to the L.A. hip-hop artist's highly anticipated -- and...
  • Earl Sweatshirt's new album showed up on iTunes, and he's not happy

    Earl Sweatshirt's new album showed up on iTunes, and he's not happy
    Early postings to iTunes are bedeviling L.A. hip-hop albums this week. First came the endless and preplexing tease over Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly," which went on and off the digital retail service in various versions. Now Sweatshirt, one...
  • 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...
  • 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...