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

Mahogany Clayton | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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.

Kendrick Lamar And Imagine Dragons Can't Stop Performing Together

Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment

Following up on their excellent Grammys performance, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons teamed up again on Saturday night (Feb. 1) to perform the offi...

Kendrick Lamar And Robin Thicke Perform At Super Bowl Bash

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar might be putting in their bids for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. The artists were energetic ...

Bulletproof David Guetta Helps Young Musicians Succeed in the Digital Era

Mike Sternoff | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Sternoff

Last week DJ David Guetta was named the official Ambassador of the 2014 edition of Amplifier Center Stage. The music program, matches developing music...

Kendrick Lamar Comments On His Grammy Loss To Macklemore

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Best Rap Album at Sunday's Grammys for their hit album, "The Heist," beating out breakout sensation ...

This Is Why You Need To Buy Tickets To Barcelona Immediately

Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

The lineup for Barcelona's 2014 Primavera Sound Festival has been announced, and it is absolutely jam packed with big-name acts. Arcade Fire, Neutral ...

6 Ways Kendrick Lamar Could've Topped His Performance

MTV News | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar's performance with Imagine Dragons is already being declared the best performance of the Grammys, and it's difficult to disagree. The e...

Don't Blame Macklemore For Best Rap Album, Blame The Recording Academy

Ryan Kristobak | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ryan Kristobak

It really came as no surprise that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the Best Rap Album award at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, but why did it top Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City"?

Why I Will Never Want the 'Same Love'

Jay Dodd | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jay Dodd

Macklemore has become a beacon of white gay hope and the face of "progress." As an independent artist, his fame and wealth are truly surprising and almost inspiring. However, he does a more destructive and problematic work, and his success, as validated by his new Grammy awards, speak to a larger injustice.

Even Macklemore Wanted Kendrick Lamar To Win

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment

When it comes to Grammys controversy, nothing stirred up more saddles than Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' wins in the rap categories: Best Rap Performance...

Kendrick Lamar Takes Control Of The Grammys Stage

Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar took the Grammys stage by storm on Sunday evening with Imagine Dragons, performing a mashup of the band's "Radioactive" with "M.A.A.D C...

Here's Everyone Who Is Performing At The Grammys

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment

Sunday's Grammy Awards will provide an impressive slate of performers that spans every genre. (Even a classical artist will make an appearance.) Wheth...

Kendrick Lamar Discusses His 'Control' Verse, New Music, Touring With Kanye

Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood Reporter Writer Jeff Weiss sat down with Kendrick Lamar in Las Vegas for a particularly illuminating profile of the seven-time, Grammy-nomin...

Madonna Confirms Grammys Performance

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's official: Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards. A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details ...