If you don't live in a cave somewhere, you may have heard that Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, leaked early. In the middle of the internet frenzy surrounding that news, you might have missed the arrival of the R&B singer Tinashe's excellent new mixtape, Amethyst.
Last Saturday (March 14), Justin Bieber was the subject of a Comedy Central Roast, and the jokes were pretty merciless. It takes a certain kind of person who can take on a roast. They’ve got to be vulnerable enough to give them material, but secure and well-liked enough that they could walk away from it.
Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly, carries a more expansive sound than the Compton rapper’s lauded debut, 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city — and while the new LP doesn’t include showy guest verses from Drake and Dr. Dre, it does offer an impressive host of collaborators on the mic, singing behind Kendrick and guiding the sound of the album.
Justin Timberlake’s promotion cycle for "The 20/20 Experience" may have ended, but he’s still racking up accolades. J.T. will take home the prestigious Innovator Award at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, set to air live March 29 at 8 p.m. (ET) on NBC from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.
Kiesza, Magic! and Bahamas are neck and neck after trophies were dolled out at the first of the two-night Juno Awards in Canada on Saturday (March 14). The remainder will be presented on the performance-packed televised ceremony Sunday night from the FirstOntario Centre.
Vic Mensa took the stage for a last-minute surprise show at Chop Shop in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood before a crowd of less than 300 on Friday evening (March 13), and emotions from all parties were running high.