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HanukkA-Sides with Jon Chattman: Songs in the Key of Jew - Meet The Jewbadours; 46 More - Rounding Out A-Sides' Top 100 Songs of 2014

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Sorry Adam Sandler. You very well might have to do yet another Hanukkah song. I have a Jewish duo - a "Jew-O" if you will - who should be added to you...

Analyzing J. Cole's '2014 Forest Hills Drive' And His Place In Hip Hop

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

With little warning, J. Cole announced Nov. 17 plans to release his third studio album, "2014 Forest Hills Drive." A mere three weeks later, on Dec. 9...

Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song On 'The Colbert Report'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar appeared on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night, as one of Stephen Colbert's final guests and musical performers. After a short intervie...

Kendrick Lamar Teams Up With Reebok

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

Fashion news flash: Kendrick Lamar is teaming up with Reebok. But this isn't your average fashion/celebrity collaboration. The Grammy-nominated ra...

Flying Lotus "You're Dead" Tour at The Wiltern in Los Angeles

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

My toes began to tap uncontrollably, trying to keep up with my swiveling hips. A long time fan of Mr. Oizo, a derivation of the French word oiseau meaning "bird," I was saturated with excitement. His dark lyrics and grimy house beats made me feel invincible.

Kendrick Lamar Looked Possessed On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment

Making his second appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, Kendrick Lamar delivered an energetic rendition of his most recent single, "i." We...

Kendrick Lamar Sings 'Shake It Off' Just Like You

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment

If you're still not done grooving to Kendrick Lamar's new video for "i," then we've got another reason for you to keep dancing. In a recent interview ...

Kendrick Lamar's New Music Video Shows You How To Dance

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar released the music video for "i," the first single from his untitled new album, on Tuesday. Directed by Alexandre Moors & the Little Ho...

Flying Lotus Is as Live as Ever on New Album and Coming to the Royal Oak Music Theatre This Thursday

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.21.2014 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

lying Lotus doesn't make music for the trendy ear, but more for an ageless group that enjoy the timeless qualities that Flying Lotus is become very successful in creating.

Kendrick Lamar Releases 'i' Lyric Video

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

Following up on the debut of his new, soulful single, Kendrick Lamar has provided a lyric video for "i." Featuring quick clips of people -- of all di...

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.

Listen To Kendrick Lamar's New Song Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment

As rumored, Kendrick Lamar released the first single off of his sophomore album on Tuesday. The track is simply titled "i." An extremely uplifting...

We May Have Found Your New Coldplay

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Each week, the HuffPost Entertainment team will compile and share some of our favorite tracks discovered across the web, whether they are brand new tu...

A Shift in Hip Hop: What Kendrick's Verse Didn't Do

Mahogany Clayton | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mahogany Clayton

While there are still some remaining musical gems, there is too much talent out there for us to be forced to listen to garbage more often than not. The radio should be riddled with forceful rhymes, instead it's bass-filled beats to stifle the lack of skill on every track.

Childish Gambino Calls Out Kendrick Lamar, Drake In Fierce Freestyle

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

During a performance in Sydney, Australia this past weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, unleashed a fierce freestyle, calling out some of hi...

Rapper Slams 97 Percent Of Hip-Hop In Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment

Jay Electronica went on another Twitter tirade on Monday after hip-hop industry player Karen Civil posed the question of whether he ought to drop his ...

This 'Party' Anthem Has A Message No One's Hearing

Jessica Chassin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Teen
Jessica Chassin

He relates to teenagers, expressing that he's been there and gave into peer pressure. He also uses his own life experience to explain not only that excessive drinking isn't cool, but also that it can lead you to a perilous and poisoning path. So why don't young people respect that?

Beyonce Made A Playlist Featuring Kanye And Solange

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Who cares why this playlist exists? Beyonce curated it, so you probably aren't even reading these words to really find out. But, for the few of you wh...

Kendrick Lamar's Recent Purchase Proves He's Just Like Us

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 06.03.2014 | Celebrity

Kendrick Lamar keeps it real, and his newly purchased California home is proof. The Grammy-nominated rapper reportedly purchased a 4-bedroom home ...

Kendrick Lamar Covered Tupac Shakur's 'California Love'

The Huffington | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

No doubt about it, Kendrick Lamar's cover of Tupac Shakur's "California Love" during Thursday night's iHeartRadio Music Awards was pretty great. Watch...

Time Is Still 'Illmatic'

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.11.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

A high school dropout that grew up in the Queensbridge projects, Nas preached to the world what the reality was like in his universe. Now, 20 years later, Illmatic is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

Alicia Keys Recruits Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell For Explosive New Track

Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment

Alicia Keys teamed up with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer for "It's On Again," her contribution to the upcoming film "The Amazing S...

Kendrick Lamar Gets Trippy With Tame Impala

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

We saw Kendrick Lamar's first experiment in the indie-rock realm with his Imagine Dragons collaboration, but his track with psychedelic rockers Tame I...

Expect A New Kendrick Lamar Album This September

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and the rest of the Top Dawg Entertainment crew are the cover story in the latest issue of Billboard. In it, Lamar, Q and ...

Shazam's Grammy Predictions Actually Revealed Macklemore's Best Rap Album Upset

Kristin Juel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin Juel

Many of us are curious to see just how much can be gleaned from the approach of predictive modeling in relation to something as subjective as music.