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Kendrick Lamar Says He Wants To 'Pay It Forward' In New Video

The Huffington Post | Shonitria Anthony | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar isn’t just a phenomenal rapper with a conscious message, which he shares through songs like "Alright," he’s also a ...

Kendrick Lamar And Barack Obama Shared A Powerful Moment At The White House

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

When President Barack Obama and rap superstar Kendrick Lamar met last week in the White House, they shared a moment of amazement. "Can you believe th...

'Black-ish' Goes Black With Kendrick Lamar For Promo Video

VIBE | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.11.2016 | Black Voices

Although ABC’s hit show is titled Black-ish, their latest promo video is straight-up black....

Kendrick Lamar Unveils New Music During 'Tonight Show' Performance

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices

With 11 Grammy Nominations under his belt and a rumored joint project with J. Cole possibly in the works, Kendrick Lamar is showing no signs o...

A Definitive List of The Best Albums of 2015

Reilly Wieland | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

I've compiled a list of the albums I've enjoyed most this year. I wish you many wonderful record store bargain bin finds in the New Year.

15 for '15: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

This was a strong year for music and one that felt more tumultuous than ever for planet Earth and its inhabitants. No coincidence, I'm sure. Here are some favorites from 2015.

The Best Albums of 2015: Did Your Favorite Make the List?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Should we love something just because it's hummable and memorable (i.e. anything by The Weekend)? Or should we expect more out of a song (like when Adele shows us greatness)? Is there room for both approaches?

We Gon' Be Alright

Michael W. Waters | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Until black lives matter... We gon' be alright. Until justice flows like waters... We gon' be alright.

Obama Names His Favorite Song Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices

Game over, Millard Fillmore. Barack Obama just cemented his status as the coolest president of all time. In an interview with People Magazine publish...

Rapsody Is Up Next

Azeem Khan | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

From Left: (Rapsody, Kendrick Lamar) Emerging from North Carolina, the hip-hop artist known as Rapsody has quietly been making a name for herself in...

ESPN's Cris Carter Thinks 'Dabbing' Dance Is Called 'Bapping'

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 11.18.2015 | Sports

There was a lot of hoopla about Cam Newton's touchdown dance against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, which featured a dance moved called "The Dab." On...

Watch Kendrick Lamar Hilariously Fail At Crashing A Wedding

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment

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The Misunderstanding Of Kendrick Lamar & Microwave Journalism

Andreas Hale | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Andreas Hale

My column isn't about whether or not it's okay to like Kendrick Lamar's TPAB album. Like it or don't. Nobody cares that much. This is more about the sh*tty state of journalism that we are currently living in. It's a state of journalism that is dictated by instant gratification and social media

Butcher Brown's GrownFolk: Foreground Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Getting old is scary. Not so much in the "I'm gonna break my hip taking this layup" way, but more in the way of "oh shit - death." Mortality. Responsibility. Paying rent AND feeding my two cats BEFORE finishing The Walking Dead WHILE cooking dinner for my wife.

Mr. Kendrick Goes to Washington | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

The Kennedy Center was a beautiful sight of multiple races and ages, dressed in several interpretational variations of formal: sweater vests and slacks, evening gowns and tuxedos, fresh kicks and graphic tees. It was obvious these folks were aware that they were about to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event in a auspicious setting.

Kendrick Lamar Uses A National Orchestra To Capture The Black Soul

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The crowd at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was already cheering Tuesday night before Kendrick Lamar walked onstage...

Kendrick Lamar & Quincy Jones Bond Over Music And Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices

Hip hop's current "savior," Kendrick Lamar, recently met with one of his longtime musical idols.   Following last month's Billboard int...

What If Kendrick Lamar Taught in Black Classrooms?

Charles Cole III | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

"What would kids learn with the curriculum pulled straight from his music collection?"

40oz Van: The Social Media Marketing Genius of 40oz Bounce

Azeem Khan | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

The emergence of social media platforms such as Vine, Twitter and Instagram has made it incredibly easy for just about anyone to become a superstar in their own right. However, very few have been able successfully finesse this arena into a well-known, long lasting and respectable brand.

Melle Mel Calls Out Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar In Defense Of Macklemore

AllHipHop | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.10.2015 | Black Voices

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards was overshadowed by the Miley Cyrus/Nicki Minaj spat and the Kanye ...

Prince On Kendrick, Kanye & Why Millennials Need Creative Freedom

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Smokey Fontaine

Prince does appear as if like magic. Maybe it's his slender frame or the prototypical Prince outfit that he's never caught not wearing, complete with a pair of 3-inch man pumps that have defined so many of his rock star style moments.

The Movement for Black Lives is Full of Elders, But Maybe Not Old People

Derecka Purnell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Derecka Purnell

Elders ask questions and learn how to build intergenerational movements, even when they do not understand younger generations. Elders build. Old people? They die. They judge and die. I submit that they kill young people in the process.

In A Summer Of Protest, Kendrick Lamar Hits The Black Soul The Hardest

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been a traumatic year for black people in America. We've been bombarded with deaths -- and thanks to social media, every time...

Most WTF Moment, Best Cover, Worst Stage: Outside Lands 2015 Superlatives

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Nile Cappello

In an attempt to avoid the post-OSL slump (remind us when 2016 tickets go on sale...?), we're taking a look back at the most memorable performances, foods, outfits and more.

I Just Can't Get Down With Hip-Hop Anymore

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

There is a sort of classism in rap now. Now rappers act like R&B divas when comparing how many units their music sales as if that has ever actually bared any legitimacy to their skills within the genre.