| Mar 16, 2015
| 11:16 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:32 AM
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.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:03 PM
The bill for the 2015 BET Experience just keeps growing. Erykah Badu, Schoolboy Q and Ne-Yo are among the latest additions to the four-day festival in Los Angeles built around the network’s awards show.
R&B statesmen Ne-Yo will join headliner...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:52 AM
Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Katy Perry are among the winners for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards.
After taking a year off, YouTube is set to bring back its awards show on March 23. The format, however, is slightly different....
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:01 AM
He won top honors over other, more relevant acts. He represents the tastes of older Recording Academy voters. His most innovative work is a decade-plus behind him.
As Beck was being shamed by Kanye West for winning album of the year on stage at the...