Kendrick Lamar collaborator branches out into his own jazz fusion world.
Every time an artist releases a followup to an acclaimed breakout album, the early adopters are quick to churn out arbitrary comparisons. You see it everywhere. Kendrick Lamar raps in a languid, tearful voice on “u”? Better compare it to his voice-crackingly manic verse on “m.A.A.d City”. The... Continue reading
Overall, this year's edition of FYF Fest was a smashing success. The lineup was killer, the headliners (especially Grace Jones and Kendrick Lamar) more than lived up to the hype, the weather cooperated, and some logistical issues from previous years — especially the long (long) walk between stages — were...
Grace Jones, Kendrick Lamar, and Blood Orange highlighted a must-see weekend in LA.
The artist was a guest on Boiler Room’s Black Lives Matter UK roundtable.
Plus, Rashad and Kendrick Lamar perform "Free Lunch" at FYF Fest.
Air, Alex G, Classixx, DIIV, Explosions in the Sky, Head Wound City, Hop Along, Hot Chip, Jagwar Ma, Junior Boys, Kamaiyah, Kelela, Kendrick Lamar, Moby, Museum of Love, Peter Bjorn & John, Sheer Mag, Shellac, Tame Impala, Ty Segall & The Muggers, Vince Staples, Wolf Parade, and more in our first set of photos from FYF. Continue reading…
Isaiah Rashad joined Kendrick Lamar during Lamar’s headlining set at FYF Fest in Los Angeles last night, performing his song “Free Lunch.” Watch it go down below. “Free Lunch” is taken from Rashad’s recently-announced album The Sun’s Tirade. It’s out September 2 via Top Dawg Entertainment. Read our Rising feature on Isaiah Rashad.
Plus, shots from the fest's biggest dance parties. [ more › ]
Kendrick Lamar FYF Fest Aug. 27, 2016 "This is classic shit for a classic motherfuckin' city, ya dig?" Kendrick Lamar declared during "These Walls," one of a dozen or more highlights during an electrifying headlining set at the FYF Fest in Exposition Park. He was probably referring to that particular,...
Isaiah Rashad officially announced his proper debut album The Sun’s Tirade on Friday. Last night, during Kendrick Lamar’s headlining set at LA’s FYF Fest, Rashad joined his TDE brother-in-arms onstage to perform his new single “Free Lunch,” with Kendrick serving as his hypeman. Watch below.
For a superstar, coming home means being embraced by those who’ve loved you longest. But it can also mean encountering those who remember that you weren’t always a superstar. That’s what Kendrick Lamar was reminded of Saturday night at FYF Fest when the celebrated Compton rapper briefly got into...
"I don't think marching, listening to Kendrick Lamar on Oxford St., is really gonna solve it." – Dean Blunt
“I don’t think marching, listening to Kendrick Lamar on Oxford St., is really gonna solve it.” – Dean Blunt As Babyfather step on (a presumably non-floating) stage today for Flux Festival in Denmark, the group has released a video for their new track, “Skywalker Freestyle.” It’s fucking good. Show More Summary
It's got Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Grimes, Beach House, Father John Misty and more. We’re very excited to see those artists, but FYF’s lineup also has a ton of slightly-less-obvious stuff we want to see too. So we put together a guide of some artists we can’t miss this weekend. Continue reading…
Since he made his name at The Village Voice in the 1980s, Greg Tate has been one of America’s foremost writers on black music and the myriad ways in which culture collides with social and political movements. His 1992 anthology, Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America, is one ... More »
Papoose jumps on the instrumental from “Holy Key”, that Kendrick Lamar/Big Sean cut off DJ Khaled’s album. Listen below. Previously: Papoose – All The Way Up Freestyle
Days after the surprise visual album Endless, Frank Ocean has released Blonde, the long, long, long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange. Like the visual album Endless, Blonde—formerly known as Boys Don’t Cry—is packed with collaborators. Show More Summary
Welcome to the Sweetest Debut, a new and regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and nonfiction authors working with presses of all sizes and find out about their pop culture...Show More Summary
Something to keep you from going hungry while you wait for Kendrick Lamar. [ more › ]