Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé Grabs 9 With Kendrick Lamar Right Behind Her

The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 65th annual Grammy Awards, with Beyoncé taking the lead.  The Carters are now the two most Grammy-nominated artists after Beyoncé earned herself nine nominations this year, bringing her to a total of 88 nominations in her career and matching with her music mogul husband’s number of… Read More Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé Grabs 9 With Kendrick Lamar Right Behind Her

DJ Dahi ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ If Kendrick Lamar’s Hard Drive Contains ‘Thousands’ of Unreleased Songs

Over the past decade, DJ Dahi has established himself as one of Kendrick Lamar’s most trusted producers.Five years after crafting the beat for one of the standout songs from Kendrick’s 2012 debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city (“Money Trees”), Dahi and Lamar teamed up on the Compton rapper 2017 album DAMN, which featured five Dahi-produced tracks (“Yah,” “Loyalty,” “Lust,”… Read More DJ Dahi ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ If Kendrick Lamar’s Hard Drive Contains ‘Thousands’ of Unreleased Songs

LeBron James Loved It When Kendrick Lamar Showed Up At Lakers Practice

Life in Los Angeles for the Lakers is a bit different than in past seasons. There’s always glitz and glamour, but LeBron James makes them a significantly more interesting team than in previous years. That won’t always translate into the win column, as it failed to on opening night against Sauce Castillo and the Trail… Read More LeBron James Loved It When Kendrick Lamar Showed Up At Lakers Practice

KENDRICK LAMAR

Few hip-hop stars have arrived as fully formed as 25-year-old Kendrick Lamar. Hailing from the MC hotbed of Compton, Lamar has been cranking out increasingly adventurous mixtapes since he was a teen, at first under the name K.Dot (a moniker he later abandoned). But with the release last fall of his proper major-label debut, good kid,… Read More KENDRICK LAMAR

Rap or Rock or Folk-Jazz, They’ve Got Soul: Jon Pareles’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

1. FRANK OCEAN “Channel Orange” (Def Jam) The moody introspection of a soul-ballad man fuses with the metaphor-making skills of a rapper in the sparse, aching songs that fill Frank Ocean’s official debut album. Even with some resemblances to Prince and R. Kelly, he’s an unusual character for R&B: estranged but observant, admitting an attraction to a… Read More Rap or Rock or Folk-Jazz, They’ve Got Soul: Jon Pareles’s Top 10 Albums of 2012

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Intimate Interview With Fuse

In a very intimate sit down with Kendrick Lamar, Fuse asks the Compton, Calif. MC some tough questions. He reveals that in third grade he sang a great rendition of “Silent Night,” and says that when he is home alone he loves to watch Martin. Watch the video above, and cop Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City. http://www.complex.com/music/2012/10/watch-kendrick-lamars-intimate-interview-with-fuse?nocache=1