More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters. Yawunik kootenayi, a common ancestor to spiders, shrimp and butterflies, was a predatory "lobster-like" creature that ruled the seas half a billion years ago. Read more...
. What do butterflies, spiders and shrimp heads share in common? Yawunik kootenayi ("Yield Koot"), a carnivorous four eyed koot with prominent business grasping appendages that lived 250 million years before the first fiat debt ponzi fueled LBO.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated album To Pimp A Butterfly this month and it immediately sparked conversation about the social-political topics it covers. This week, To Pimp A Butterfly, became Kendrick Lamar’s first number one album. Show More Summary
The butterfly is one of nature's most graceful creations, but with upgrades from Festo, this robotic doppleganger is better equipped to navigate large spaces. It might flap and flutter like the real thing, but this butterfly is 100 percent artificial—although the branding on the wings probably gave that away. Read more...
Looks like the leak of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly didn’t harm album sales. The album was still tracking great, and has resulted as Lamar’s first number one album in his short career. The album was originally supposed to beShow More Summary
A swarm of remote-controlled butterflies could very well be the drone army of the future, if German industrial control and automation company, Festo, has anything to say about it. Revealed yesterday, eMotionButterflies are ultra-light...Show More Summary
Jon Caramanica and Joe Coscarelli discuss Kendrick Lamar and the rapper's new album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes and prominent grasping appendages that lived as much as 508 million years ago -- more than 250 million years before the first dinosaur.
Designing a robot that can convincingly move like a member of the animal kingdom is a much more difficult prospect than merely building something that has the outward appearance of one. Some of the best examples of both have come from the engineers at Festo, including a herring gull named SmartBird and a bit of a bounder known as the BionicKangaroo. Show More Summary
There are many historical firsts in Billboard chart history, and Kendrick Lamar just notched a pretty unique landmark: "To Pimp a Butterfly" is the first No. 1 album with the word "pimp" in its title. Billboard.com reports that the last album with "pimp" in the title that charted was Pimp C's "Pimpalation," which hit No. Show More Summary
A cry rang throughout the home of bowtied wax statue George Will, and that cry was “Mother! Father got into the cooking sherry again! He’s locked in his study gibbering like a baboon! Bring me a butterfly net and some spring training box scores!” Read more on George Will: Income Inequality Is Good So Poors Should Shut Up…
Robert Glasper may not be a big name in pop music, but the chances that you’ve heard him are growing by the day. Although he’s primarily a jazz pianist, he’s recorded with a wide range of rappers and R&B artists, including Common, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Norah Jones, and Snoop Dogg. Show More Summary
Here's a double dose of good news for Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly is his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200; it's also anyone's first time getting the word "pimp" to the top of the chart. The next highest-charting album with pimp in its title was Pimp... More »
What happens when Iris Apfel, the fashion world's most glittering butterfly, meets Kanye West? MAGIC, that's what. Read more...
Way before the frenzy surrounding the release of To Pimp A Butterfly erupted, Kendrick Lamar caused another mini-stir when he performed a moving, untitled, jazzy, funky song as the last musical guest on The Colbert Report. One of his collaborators on the song (and extensively on Butterfly and elsewhere), Terrace Martin, already talked about how […]
Releasing a rap album the week after Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is either an act of profound courage or profound insanity, which, hypothetically, makes Action Bronson the perfect rapper to do it. In 2015 the world of hip-hop is (once again) the Lamar Estate, and everyone else is renting, precariously. Show More Summary
“King Kunta” is a knotty and troubled song. But in the context of Kendrick Lamar’s complicated-as-fuck new album To Pimp A Butterfly, it’s also a rare burst of funk and swagger. It makes sense, then, that “King Kunta” will be the next track from the album to get the video treatment. Kendrick is currently filming […]
Photo via Facebook Kendrick Lamar recently shot the video for "King Kunta" from To Pimp a Butterfly. As Complex reports, the shoot took place at the Compton Swap Meet, filmed by Director X. Watch some behind-the-scenes footage below. Read "On Kendrick Lamar and Black Humanity" here.
K.Dot shoots the “King Kunta” video at Compton Fashion Center. I’m amped to see this is going to be the next single/visual. To Pimp A Butterfly is out now. Spotted: Miss Info Previously: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly In-Store Signings
The German automation giant unleashes a swarm of new robotic insects