Kendrick Lamar

Cursed Music

Whatever You Do, Don't Listen to This Kendrick Lamar/"Take On Me" Mashup

"Backseat Freestyle" aligns perfectly with a-ha's 80s earworm, but that doesn't mean that you should play it on repeat or even—God forbid—enjoy it. No, you should avoid it for fear of being cursed.
Alex Robert Ross
10.17.18
Noisey News

Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar's "Tints" Is a Windows-Down Stunner

The two LA greats team up again on "Tints," a single in advance of .Paak's long in-the-works follow-up to 'Malibu.'
Colin Joyce
10.4.18
rap

Kendrick Lamar and Lil Wayne Are a Perfect Student-Master Duo on "Mona Lisa"

The 'Carter V' stand out is the long-awaited collaboration of two of the best rappers alive.
Jabbari Weekes
9.28.18
Noisey News

Quincy Jones's New Documentary Looks Even Better Than That Wild Interview

The legendary producer shares the trailer to 'Quincy,' his upcoming documentary on Netflix.
Kristin Corry
9.6.18
New music

Eminem Just Surprise Released A New Album Called 'Kamikaze'

It's the first Eminem album since last year's 'Revival'. Kendrick Lamar and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon are both credited on the album.
Shaad D’Souza
8.31.18
Op-Eds

Music Has Embraced Living Clean Over Living Fast

Musicians no longer seem to be ashamed of appearing to take care of their own health, and that's a good thing.
Jeremy Allen
8.13.18
Essays

Mac Miller Is at His Lyrical Best on 'Swimming'

The Pittsburgh rapper's new record is about recovery, but he's sharp enough to resist the simple narratives.
Alex Robert Ross
8.7.18
Noisey News

Spotify to Restore XXXTentacion Songs to Their Playlists After Outcry

The company's "hateful conduct" policy was reportedly protested by Kendrick Lamar, who threatened to pull his music from the platform.
Phil Witmer
5.25.18
Noisey News

Janet Jackson Thinks New Artists Are More Courageous Than Ever

In an interview with Billboard, Janet Jackson talks about her legacy, new music, and who she's listening to today.
Kristin Corry
5.17.18
New music

Jay Rock's "Win" Is Victorious As Hell

Like, there are trumpets. Plus: it features Kendrick Lamar on the ad-lib.
Lauren O'Neill
5.16.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch SZA and Kendrick Fight Ninjas in New "Doves In The Wind" Video

SZA's released a new martial arts-themed video for her Kendrick Lamar-featuring 'Ctrl' cut "Doves In The Wind."
Shaad D’Souza
4.27.18
Noisey News

Kendrick Lamar Just Won a Pulitzer Prize

In what amounts to a massive shock, the Pulitzer Prize for Music has gone to the 30-year-old Compton rapper in honor of his 2017 album, 'DAMN.'
Alex Robert Ross
4.16.18