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Kendrick Lamar

  1. power jams
    What’s on Michelle Obama’s Photoshoot Playlist?Kendrick, Chance, and Michael Jackson, apparently.
  2. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap MusicFrom slick ’70s drug rap to vital California storytelling, and everything in between.
  3. best of 2018
    The Best Songs of 2018 (So Far)Including Cardi B, the Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, Beach House, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
  4. album review
    Tha Carter V Is Lil Wayne’s Best Album in YearsIt is almost surgically all-inclusive. There are nods to every region of American rap music and nearly every era of Wayne.
  5. guides
    Eminem’s Surprise Album, Kamikaze: 10 Things to KnowEverything from why Kendrick Lamar is credited as a songwriter, to its Beastie Boys homage, to how it deals with Trump.
  6. vulture lists
    Every VMAs Video of the Year Award, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom that one super dated Dire Straits video to multiple Beyoncé videos, to that Neil Young video that got him banned from MTV for a while.
  7. castings
    Kendrick Lamar Will Make His Acting Debut on Power This WeekendAs a “friend” of 50 Cent’s Kanan, allegedly.
  8. On Redemption, Jay Rock Searches for His VoiceThe more it focuses on Jay Rock’s knack for passionate storytelling, instead of flashy hooks and repetition, the better it fares.
  9. pulitzer 2018
    Here’s What You Missed at the Pulitzer Prize LuncheonKendrick taking selfies!
  10. last night on late night
    Watch Ariana Grande Cover Kendrick Lamar While Channeling EvanescenceShe also sings a Drake song like Mariah Carey.
  11. music videos
    SZA and Kendrick Square Off in Her New ‘Doves in the Wind’ Music VideoForrest Gump would approve.
  12. Kendrick Lamar Is Doing the Music Pulitzer a Favor by Winning itThe Pulitzer is another feather in his Dodgers fitted cap.
  13. awards
    Kendrick Lamar, Weinstein Investigations Win 2018 Pulitzer PrizesNew York’s Jerry Saltz won the award for criticism.
  14. How Do We Talk About Cultural Appropriation Between People of Color?Is the issue so black and white?
  15. SOB x RBE’s Music Is Brilliantly Crass and NoisyTheir words come out faster than the meter ought to allow.
  16. black panther soundtrack
    Artist Sues Kendrick Lamar and SZA for Using Her Work in Black Panther VideoLina Iris Viktor claims Lamar and SZA mimicked her paintings in the video for “All the Stars” after she denied them permission.
  17. videology
    Who Knew Watching Kendrick Lamar Rap in a Palm Tree Could Be So FunEvery second is perfect.
  18. Kendrick Lamar and the Art of the Guest AppearanceWhat’s Kendrick Lamar if not Phife Dawg with a messiah complex?
  19. Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples Get Upstaged on ‘Opps’Yugen Blakrok’s verse immediately eclipses her more famous partners.
  20. vulture guides
    Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther Soundtrack Spotlights These South African ArtistsHow Kendrick Lamar incorporated the music of South Africa into his Wakanda.
  21. Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther: The Album Is More Than Just a Tasteful Tie-inThe best Kendrick collaborations are the ones with someone wild and weird enough loosen him up.
  22. Mozzy’s ‘Seasons’ Is a Major Highlight From the Black Panther SoundtrackIt’s the quietest, most somber moment on the album.
  23. A Brief Guide to Mozzy, the Sacramento Rapper Kendrick Lamar LovesThe California rapper is poised to cross over thanks to crucial placement on the Black Panther soundtrack and a Grammys shout from Kendrick Lamar.
  24. videology
    Kendrick Lamar and SZA Serve Wakandan Royal Opulence in ‘All the Stars’ VideoThis is already the best video of the year.
  25. soundtracks
    Hear Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd’s Black Panther Song“Pray for Me” comes off the Kendrick-curated Black Panther soundtrack.
  26. soundtracks
    There Is No Beyoncé on the Black Panther Soundtrack, But We Guess We’ll Take ItKendrick Lamar doesn’t care about our needs.
  27. The Peaks and Pitfalls of the Grammys Were Politically ConnectedNot surprisingly, showing the world a new look without losing the old one produces a scrambled message.
  28. grammys 2018
    2018 Grammys: The Highs and LowsWe demand justice for “Despacito.”
  29. grammys 2018
    Kendrick Lamar and U2’s Electrifying Grammys Performance Is a Must-Watch“Is this okay? On CBS?”
  30. grammys 2018
    Vulture’s 2018 Grammy PredictionsCould Lorde upset in Album of the Year to beat all the boys?
  31. The Greatest Grammys Snubs of All TimeAll the times the award show got it wrong.
  32. songs of the week
    10 Best New Songs of the Week: Troye Sivan, Parliament, Kendrick Lamar, Lil PeepJonny Greenwood’s Phantom Thread score balances both halves of the movie’s heart gorgeously.
  33. black panther
    Listen to ‘King’s Dead’ From the Black Panther SoundtrackJay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake are coming straight out of Wakanda.
  34. songs of the week
    7 Best New Songs of the Week: Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lil Uzi Vert, Franz FerdinandTurns out, Kendrick Lamar and SZA do radio pop and soundtracks just as well as they do everything else.
  35. Kendrick Lamar Says Plenty — He Doesn’t Have to Bring Up TrumpHe knows what he’s doing.
  36. People Are Really Into Adding Eminem to Their Workout Spotify Playlists“Till I Collapse” is the song that appears most frequently on Spotify playlists with “Workout” in the title.
  37. soundtracks
    Black Panther Is Getting a Black-As-Hell Soundtrack Curated by Kendrick LamarLamar will curate and produce the entire thing.
  38. unlikely fans
    Trump to Attend His First Kendrick Lamar Concert… inadvertently, at the College Football Playoff National Championship.
  39. Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Books and Songs of 2017Turns out the former president is into reggaeton.
  40. videology
    Kendrick Lamar’s New ‘LOVE.’ Music Video Teases a Lovely Black Panther SurpriseA present within a present!
  41. Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar Perform Together at TDE’s Annual Christmas ConcertWatch pop’s leading bad gal take over South Central L.A.
  42. year in culture 2017
    Rap Dominated Pop in 2017, and It’s Not Going Anywhere Anytime SoonNotes on a takeover.
  43. The 10 Best Rap Albums of 2017Rap is the most popular music in America, and this year the people who made it were in as much pain as everyone else.
  44. The 10 Best Music Videos of 2017Dee Lockett picks the best music videos of the year.
  45. The Sound of Modern Pop Peaked This Year — and Now It Needs to ChangeIn an effort to be everything to everybody, big singles are marching toward “pop centrism.”
  46. year in culture 2017
    The 10 Best Songs of 2017Vulture’s music team picks its favorite songs of the year.
  47. The 10 Best Albums of 2017Craig Jenkins chooses his favorite albums of the year.
  48. What Would It Mean for Kendrick Lamar to Win Album of the Year?Maybe this will be the year the Academy finally gives him everything he deserves.
  49. grammys 2018
    Let’s Predict the 2018 Grammy NominationsWill it be Kendrick vs. Jay-Z? Does “Despacito” have a chance at Record of the Year? Will Logic be a sleeper hit? And what about Cardi B?
  50. The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)Kendrick Lamar, M.I.A., and Migos have dominated the year in visuals.
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