Kendrick Lamar
Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 9 Articles
Blogs // 12 Articles
News // 2 Articles
Media // 8 Articles
//Features

The New Faith of Kendrick Lamar: Dramatic Unity in 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'
7 Feb 2016 // 9:00 PM

Lamar's story is more that just a personal statement or expression; it seeks to bring light into a city corrupted by darkness.

The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2013
1 Jan 2013 // 5:01 PM

The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Jessie Ware and Django Django be the toasts of 2013? Will 2013 be yet another banner year for forward-looking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2013.

//Columns

When Kendrick Lamar Hits NPR, We All Win
16 Dec 2014 // 9:30 PM

When everyone feels they can be an expert, how do you reassert your ownership over a topic? By waiting for its crossover moment.

//Reviews

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.
20 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM

The title is our reaction to his verbal gymnastics, his brazenness. And it’s a question: are we damned?

Panorama Offers Social Commentary From Kendrick Lamar and New Songs From the National
1 Aug 2016 // 7:41 AM

Stellar sets from the Julie Ruin, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, the National and more made for an exciting second day of the inaugural Panorama Music Festival.

//Blogs

Kendrick Lamar - "LOYALTY." ft. Rihanna (Singles Going Steady)
10 Aug 2017 // 6:25 AM

Standing on a funky foundation, the beats are intoxicating and the chemistry between Lamar and his co-star, Rihanna, take this to another level.

Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE." (Singles Going Steady)
12 Apr 2017 // 5:15 AM

Typically for a Kendrick Lamar single, there's plenty to chew on here...

//News

Grammys 2016: 10 Essential Artists Who Helped Kendrick Lamar Shape 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
14 Feb 2016 // 6:19 AM

The To Pimp a Butterfly production credits illustrate its communal spirit.

Grammys 2016: Thundercat Emerges From Shadows to Discuss 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
14 Feb 2016 // 6:12 AM

Born Stephen Bruner, the bassist was one of Lamar’s secret weapons on To Pimp a Butterfly.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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