Sounds like: Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock Song: Ab-Soul - 47 Bars What's so good? The last few days have seen some big tracks from the hip-hop world, and while Ab-Soul might not be in the same league as Kanye West, his output...Show More Summary
Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Katy Perry are among the winners for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards.
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The soundtrack album for last year’s young-adult sci-fi epic Insurgent featured some striking pairings, like Kendrick Lamar with Tame Impala, or A$AP Rocky with Gesaffelstein. Insurgent, the next movie in the Divergent saga, seems like it’ll continue that trend. The first single from the Insurgent soundtrack is “Holes In The Sky,” which pairs M83’s Anthony […]
Sounds like: A$AP Ferg, ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar Song: A$AP Rocky - Indie (Ft. Sway Burr & Rich Homie Quan) What's so good? Little-known rapper Sway Burr took everyone by surprise when he uploaded this cut to his SoundCloud account. Show More Summary
Kendrick Lamar, Bell Biv DeVoe, Doug E. Fresh, Miguel and the Roots are among those who have been added to the performance bill at the 2015 BET Experience.
This week was a tough one. A few established names dropped songs — Drake surprised us today with a whole album, Florence dropped a kind of confusing thing, and … Read More
Rapper Yonas Michael hit it semi-big in 2008 as "Y-O," part of the breakout duo U-N-I. He's since decided that acronyms aren't as cool as they were back then and has embarked on a solo career. Yonas did a track with Kendrick Lamar and...Show More Summary
At the beginning of this week, Kendrick Lamar dropped his astounding new track “The Blacker The Berry,” and we wrote about how author Michael Chabon took it upon himself to annotate the rapper’s prose on Genius (fka Rap Genius). The site is attempting bring a more esteemed level of criticism into the fold, and it [...]
(NSFW: Lyrics) “This plot is bigger than me, it’s generational hatred.” The counter-point to the inspirational and Grammy-award winning track i. Like the eponymous novel, the song is about hating one’s own race.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author takes on Lamar’s "The Blacker the Berry."
After a period of quiet, and a release that didn’t quite live up to his reputation – an appearance on Chris Brown’s “Autumn Leaves” to be precise – we were reasonably concerned. This week Kendrick Lamar returned with a bang with… The post Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry” Annotated by Author Michael Chabon appeared first on Highsnobiety.
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Following his Grammy wins for best rap performance and best rap song, Kendrick Lamar has released a new single, "The Blacker the Berry." The lyrics are decidedly more political than his last big hit, "i," which praised self-love. "You hate me don't you?" he raps. Show More Summary
Alt-J, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, and more to play Ontario festival.
Help crowdfund a Kurt Vonnegut documentary. Biographile interviewed the documentarian. Michael Chabon annotated Kendrick Lamar's song "The Blacker the Berry." The Millions interviewed author Kelly Link. New York profiled Joni Mitchell. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Elisa Albert. Hear Courtney...
With “The Blacker the Berry,” Kendrick Lamar spends most of the track rebelling against those who he feels are intent on marginalizing and oppressing black people.
Genius, the lyrics annotation site formerly known as Rap Genius, has been adding high-profile new users at a pretty impressive rate lately. Last month, the New Yorker’s pop music critic, Sasha Frere-Jones, left the magazine to become...Show More Summary
Genius is a lyric annotation website that was formerly known as Rap Genius, and while anyone is free to contribute, it’s clear that the site is aiming toward loftier realms given that former New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones recently joined the site’s ranks and Rick Rubin contributed his expertise. Today, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, screenwriter [...]
Kendrick Lamar's new track is pure fire! He just dropped The Blacker The Berry and wow, it's fantastic. The song just comes so hard, with that amazing beat just carrying the whole tune — but it's Kendrick's lyrics that make this track something special. [ Kendrick Lamar's Ferguson Comments Piss Off Azealia Banks! ] He speaks openly about the [...]