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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.

Kendrick Lamar's Theology of Alright

Stanley T. Talbert | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
Stanley T. Talbert

If you have seen Kendrick Lamar's latest music video, "Alright," then you know it is arguably one of the most epic music videos of all time. Lamar's "Alright" gives you a lift of hope in the midst of perpetual antipathy for black and brown human lives in our world today.

Fade to White: Examining the "Cultural Smudging" Effect On Black Music | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.

We Need These Old-School Baseball Cards Featuring Hip-Hop Legends

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.22.2015 | Sports

Hip-hop and baseball have blended well in the past -- remember when 50 Cent's infamously terrible first pitch received its own commemorative baseball...

Review: Tame Impala, Currents

Judah Joseph | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

Three years after Lonerism's astounding and critical success, Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala is back with one of the year's most heavily-anticipated albums.

Kendrick Lamar Has Been Sued Over 'The Blacker The Berry' Artwork

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

“The Blacker the Berry” is Kendrick Lamar at his best, a lyrical firebomb and fitting climax to his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfl...

Kendrick Lamar To Fox News Host: 'How Can You Take A Song That's About Hope And Turn It Into Hatred?'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar’s opening performance of his new single “Alright” at this year’s annual BET Awards sparked some debate over at Fox News last we...

Pop Culture Highs And Lows Of 2015 Thus Far

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment

We were pretty bored around the midway point last year, but 2015 has given us more than enough to celebrate (and condemn). It's been a wild six months...

Kendrick Lamar's 7- Minute Video For 'Alright' Is A Must-Watch

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices

Two days after his opening performance at this year’s annual BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar unleashed the video for his song “Alright." Produced b...

Harlem Rapper: CashFlow Back to Hip-Hop

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in the fall of 2002? How about this, do you remember the movie "Brown Sugar" with Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs? What about that famous line "When did you fall in love with hip hop?"