Kendrick Lamar

Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street – Inside

This year’s Grammy Awards are more relevant than ever

For years, the Grammys have been seen as out of touch. But the 2018 edition is finally feting artists who are situating their music in a broader context
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Grammys 2016: One step forward, three steps back

Kendrick Lamar won the battle, but didn’t win the war. Music’s big night rejected hip-hop once more, and marked it as an outsider again

Rap’s crossroads: Why big-name rappers are daring to be religious

From Kendrick Lamar to formerly young Jeezy, more and more big-name rappers are willing to explicitly discuss their faith on the record

Kendrick Lamar’s sales are good. But are they good enough?

Listen to the Thrill podcast panel discuss Kendrick Lamar’s new album, and whether record release dates matter anymore
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The sunny side of the mic: Rap gets positive

Kendrick Lamar’s new album lands in an evolving genre where rappers are actively exploring their sensitive side
Entertainer Brown arrives with his attorney Geragos for his arraignment on two felony charges at Los Angeles Superior Court

Six Ways to Sunday: On Chris Brown and the nature of folly

The six buzziest talking points from the weekend and beyond

The meaning of Macklemore

From the archives: As another white rapper marches on at the 2015 Grammys, a look at the 2014 outrage over Macklemore