Kendrick Lamar
Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 7 Articles
News // 2 Articles
Media // 6 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: untitled unmastered
9 Mar 2016 // 9:30 PM

After a year of artistic triumph, Kendrick Lamar delves deeper into his thoughts and anxieties on an album that is anything but a lazy victory lap.

Dr. Dre: Compton (take 2)
18 Aug 2015 // 9:15 PM

After 15 years of largely playing mentor to developing artists, Dr. Dre makes a triumphant 11th hour solo return.

//Blogs

BJ the Chicago Kid - "The New Cupid" feat. Kendrick Lamar
29 Mar 2016 // 4:42 AM

Just to prove it's 2016, Kendrick Lamar pops in, and it's an unforced appearance, not exploitative in the least. A funky, sexy, eclectic single.

Funkadelic - "Ain't That Funkin Kinda Hard on You (We Ain't Never Gonna Stop Remix)"
8 Mar 2016 // 5:20 AM

Kendrick Lamar and Ice Cube do fine fresh jobs, but George Clinton is still the king and they know it.

//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

Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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