Kendrick Lamar on Survivor’s Guilt, White People Saying the N-Word and the Magic of South Africa

Kendrick Lamar has been on one hell of a roll this year. The rapper has received both critical acclaim and commercial success since his studio album debut, Good Kid M.A.A.D City, but 2018 has thrust Lamar fully into the forefront of American pop culture. After winning the Grammy for best rap album and a Pulitzer…

Kendrick Lamar Gets His Pulitzer, but It’s Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy Who Is a Prize

There are no acceptance speeches at the Pulitzers. You get your prize. You pose for your photo and you politely exit the stage. Yet there was definitely something different about this year’s award luncheon at Columbia University’s Low Library on Wednesday, where hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar strolled in about 30 or 40…

Apparently There Are 3 People Who Haven’t Listened to Kendrick Lamar’s Award-Winning Damn., and They Were All on Jeopardy! Last Night

Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. was pretty much literally the best album of 2017. K-Dot’s fourth studio album was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammys. It was selected as Billboard’s Year-End No. 1 album of 2017 and received widespread acclaim from critics.

With Black Panther We Have a Black Movie and a Black Movie Soundtrack. It’s Like 1994 All Over Again

The soundtrack for Black Panther, the Top Dawg Entertainment-helmed Black Panther: The Album, dropped today. While Black Panther is a Marvel Cinematic Universe product, it’s still a black movie. From Ryan Coogler to Wakanda to kente cloth in videos to the two capital letters and the apostrophe in the lead character…

Blue Ivy Shushes Beyoncé and Jay-Z, ‘We Come in Peace, but We Mean Business’ and More of the Best Moments of the 2018 Grammys

The Grammys were all about messages this year. From Blue Ivy letting us know she runs the Knowles-Carter household, to everyone with white roses in support of Time’s Up, Kendrick Lamar’s American satire and Kesha’s powerful Time’s Up-esque performance (featuring Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and more),…

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