April 16, 2018

Kendrick Lamar is the first hip-hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize in music

The Pulitzer Prize Board called his album 'Damn.' a "virtuosic song collection."

Jan. 29, 2018

Don’t blame Bruno Mars for the Grammys being the way they are. Blame the Grammys.

Why be upset with the '24K Magic' star for winning? Instead, be upset with the voters who keep going for the familiar.
Jan. 29, 2018

Grammys 2018: Hip-hop fans are not happy that Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar lost to Bruno Mars

Music fans were fed up, once again, with the Grammy results Sunday night.
Jan. 26, 2018

This year, the Grammys have a chance to actually be relevant. Will they?

The major nominees at the 60th annual Grammy Awards are refreshingly diverse and current. Could we be witnessing a generational shift within the music institution?
Jan. 9, 2018

The new ‘Black Panther’ teaser reminds us that the best Black History Month gift ever is nearly here

Tickets for the highly anticipated film went on sale on Monday.
Dec. 1, 2017

The Grammys may be getting blacker, but hip-hop is definitely getting whiter

White artists are currently dominating Billboard's hip-hop charts, as the music genre becomes even more mainstream.

Nov. 28, 2017

Could 2018 be the year Kendrick Lamar finally wins a Grammy for album of the year?

The critically acclaimed rapper has already lost out on the big award twice, but he might get over the finish line with his latest album, 'Damn.'
Nov. 28, 2017

Grammys 2018: The top nominees are diverse in some ways. But where are the women of color?

A look at three major takeaways regarding who's nominated for album of the year in 2018.
Oct. 16, 2017

Eminem’s Trump trashing went viral — but he’s not the only pop star tearing into the president

Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, The National, Marc Anthony and Lupe Fiasco have also recently lobbed insults at the commander-in-chief.
Aug. 28, 2017

2017 MTV VMAs: Pink stole the show. But thirsty stars nearly ruined it.

More often than not, MTV's annual spectacle was at its best when the smaller acts had the stage, and at its worst when clumsy superstars were in front of the camera.

July 25, 2017

MTV VMA Nominations 2017: A complete list of nominees for the 34th annual Video Music Awards

The 2017 MTV VMAs are going for woke with a new best fight the system category.
June 27, 2017

Kendrick Lamar's "Element." video presents a violent, provocative portrait of black life in America

"I done cried for this shit, might take a life for this shit/ Put the Bible down and go eye for an eye for this shit."
June 14, 2017

Why the Grammys voting changes are kind of a big deal

Welcome to the future, Grammy Awards, don't let the people down next year.
May 27, 2017

7 songs for the ultimate Memorial Day weekend barbecue playlist

These jams make any occasion upbeat and memorable.
May 23, 2017

From Rihanna memes to Maxine Waters quotes, graduation caps this year have been A+

Solange, Kendrick Lamar and Elizabeth Warren all made it onto grad caps this year.

April 27, 2017

Travis Scott gets killed with an axe in SZA's bizarre new "Love Galore" music video

SZA opens her new 'CTRL' era by painting a bedroom in Travis Scott's blood.
April 25, 2017

What Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn.' outselling Drake and Ed Sheeran means for rap's future

Lamar has tapped into a hunger for music with depth and integrity. There will likely be a lot more where that came from.
April 24, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Tour Dates 2017: Locations and how to get tickets

Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. are joining Kendrick Lamar on tour this summer.
April 22, 2017

Kendrick Lamar's mom just reviewed 'DAMN.' in one perfect text message

This is what happens when parents learn emojis.
April 22, 2017

7 secrets Kendrick Lamar revealed about 'Damn.' in first on-record interview since release

Lamar opened up to Zane Lowe of 'Beats 1.'

April 22, 2017

Kendrick Lamar reveals the key reason why Donald Trump was not the main focus of 'Damn.'

Kendrick Lamar left politics behind because there's a more important question we have face.
April 21, 2017

Kendrick Lamar responds to rumors of "more music" following 'Damn.' Here's what we know.

Hear the announcement from the rapper himself — and his later clarification.
April 20, 2017

Don Cheadle talks his "DNA." cameo and the "surprise" Kendrick Lamar had for him

The actor dishes on being the original Kung Fu Kenny.
April 18, 2017

Who is Kung Fu Kenny? Kendrick Lamar's "DNA." video brings the alter ego to life.

Lamar seems to have drawn Kung Fu Kenny out of hip-hop's long fascination with karate film culture.
April 17, 2017

Will Kendrick Lamar drop a second album? 'Damn.' feels incomplete, but that's the point.

There's a reason why fans thought there had to be a sequel to 'Damn.' — and there's a reason why there's not one.

April 17, 2017

Netflix's new murder mystery and Kendrick Lamar's album: Breaking down the loudest hype

We're tracking how well major pop culture events lived up to their hype this week.
April 17, 2017

15 celebrities at Coachella who partied it up during weekend 1

Celebrities flocked to Coachella this weekend, but no one did it better than Rihanna.
April 16, 2017

What time is Kendrick Lamar's Coachella set? How to pass the time camping out in front.

The rapper is headlining Coachella on Sunday.
April 16, 2017

Coachella 2017 Sunday Livestream Schedule: When and where to watch online

Here's all the performances that will be featured on the Coachella livestream.