1. TDE Unveils Sporty Merch With 'New Classic' Collection

    September 18, 2017 7:34 PM EDT The merch that Kendrick Lamar was seen sporting over the summer at some of his DAMN.  pop-up shops has now dropped. In July the rapper rocked a burgundy TDE -logo hoodie, leading fans to ask about the piece and when they could be expected to get their hands on it. On Monday (Sept. 18), the…

  2. Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform 'LOYALTY' at Rihanna's 2017 Diamond Ball

    September 15, 2017 11:05 AM EDT On Thursday night (Sept. 14), some of hip-hop's biggest names attended Rihanna's 2017 Diamond Ball black-tie event to benefit her CIara Lionel Foundation . As JAY-Z , Beyoncè, and of course, Rihanna, were spotted having a ball, Kendrick Lamar made sure to provide an entertaining…

  3. Kendrick Lamar and Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith on How They Built Hip-Hop's Greatest Indie Label

    September 14, 2017 1:00 PM EDT Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, an imposing figure at 6 foot 1, tends to wear a stern look under his signature red baseball cap. It’s a face sculpted on the streets of Watts, Los Angeles, during the drug-infested ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. But on this September afternoon, climbing a set of stairs to…

  4. Kendrick Lamar and Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith Rule Billboard's First-Ever Hip-Hop Power List

    September 14, 2017 1:00 PM EDT If there's one thing that the streaming era has laid bare, it's that hip-hop runs popular music. For the first time since Nielsen began tracking the U.S. music industry in 1991, hip-hop/R&B is the leading genre of music, pulling in a full quarter of total consumption for the…

  5. Watch 'South Park' Give Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' an Acoustic Remix

    September 14, 2017 11:19 AM EDT On Wednesday (Sept. 13), South Park returned for its 21st season and kicked off the season premiere by tackling everything from American politics and current events to the newest development in technology. Known to parody almost any fad in pop culture, the iconic Comedy Central show took on…

  6. DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar & Cardi B Top Nominees for 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards: Exclusive

    September 14, 2017 8:59 AM EDT Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper also score five nominations apiece as the annual ceremony moves to Miami. Newcomer Cardi B joins Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled as the lead nominees for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017, tied with nine nominations each. In addition, the awards ceremony moves from Atlanta…

  7. Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Musiq Soulchild & More Featured on Rapsody's Upcoming Album

    September 13, 2017 11:04 AM EDT With the release of her official Roc Nation debut looming, Rapsody' s album rollout process is in full effect. After recently teasing fans with the Busta Rhymes -assisted "You Should Know," Rapsody unveiled another teaser for her upcoming album  Laila's Wisdom on Tuesday …

  8. 2017 Summer Music Report Card: Kendrick Lamar, 'Despacito' & Bruno Mars Ruled

    September 12, 2017 1:02 PM EDT Who ruled the 2017 summer season in music? Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber , to be sure. The track finished up the summertime as the No. 1 Song of the Summer . But while “Despacito” loomed large, there were other songs, albums and artists that burned…

  9. MTV Video Music Awards Spur 64% Sales Gain for Kendrick Lamar, Fifth Harmony, Logic & More

    August 29, 2017 5:43 PM EDT The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards generated a sizable sales gain in digital song downloads for tracks performed on the Aug. 27 show, according to Nielsen Music. Collectively, those songs earned a 64 percent sales gain on Aug. 27, as compared to Aug. 26, rising from 46,000 to 75,000 downloads…

  10. It's Official: Kendrick Lamar Switches from Reebok to Nike

    August 29, 2017 12:20 PM EDT The Grammy winning rapper is kicking off his Reeboks for a fresh pair of Nikes. After creating three newly revamped variations of the Classic "Club C" sneaker with Reebok  back in 2016 and into the new year,  Kendrick Lamar 's partnership with the brand has officially come to…

  11. DJ Kay Slay Recruits Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller & Kevin Gates for 'Cold Summer': Listen

    August 29, 2017 11:35 AM EDT DJ Kay Slay hasn't released a studio album since 2010's More Than Just a DJ , and judging by the lineup for his upcoming album The Big Brother,  the famed DJ has been busy making up for lost time.   Backed by a phalanx of rhymers from every coast, Kay Slay will deliver his 22-track…

  12. Here Are the Best & Worst Moments of the 2017 MTV VMAs

    August 27, 2017 11:47 PM EDT The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards are officially wrapped. The star-studded lineup made for some epic moments in the performance category alone, but with Katy Perry spearheading things and touching moments throughout the entire broadcast -- how cute is P!nk's daughter?! -- Sunday (Aug. 27)…

  13. Kendrick Lamar Kicks Off 2017 VMAs With a Fiery Performance of 'DNA' & 'Humble'

    August 27, 2017 8:23 PM EDT To kick off the 2017 VMA Awards, Kendrick Lamar delivered an explosive performance of "DNA" and "Humble." Donning a red bubble jacket with a matching du-rag, Lamar began his energetic set with gusto. As he showcased his rapid-fire flow, an army of ninjas clad in black…

  14. Which 2017 MTV VMAs Performer Are You Most Excited to See? Vote!

    August 26, 2017 12:00 PM EDT The 2017 MTV VMAs has an impressive bill of artists performing live during the show on Sunday (Aug. 27). Among the artists on the long list are host Katy Perry , lead nominee Kendrick Lamar , Ed Sheeran ,  Lorde , Miley Cyrus , Demi Lovato , Pink ,  Fifth Harmony , best new artist hopefuls…

  15. 10 Major League Baseball Stars' Walk-Up Songs

    August 25, 2017 4:15 PM EDT From the National Anthem to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" to the various jock jams played on stadium sound systems, music is a huge part of Major League Baseball. In recent years, player walk-up songs have increasingly become a topic of conversation for fans of America’s pastime.…

  16. Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Was Meant to Be Played in Reverse, Too

    August 24, 2017 8:24 PM EDT If you haven't gotten enough of Kendrick Lamar 's chart-topping album  DAMN.  yet, hit play again -- but this time, listen in reverse order. The rapper dropped an interesting nugget in a new interview with MTV News : the whole thing should also be played from the last track to the…

  17. 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Winners, As Predicted By YouTube & Spotify

    August 24, 2017 10:33 AM EDT Ahead of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Aug. 27), data from YouTube and Spotify reveals insight into which artists might take home the show's coveted Moon Person.  Spotify is making its winner predictions based on artist performance on the streaming platform and the listening…

  18. Martin Garrix Teases Upcoming Skrillex Remix of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble': Watch

    August 23, 2017 12:59 PM EDT Sit down. Be patient. A Skrillex remix of Kendrick Lamar 's “Humble” is so close to being in your hot little hands, Martin Garrix is already playing it out at Hï Ibiza. The producer confirmed the song's existence and impending release date to a fan on Twitter Sunday (Aug. 20). A…

  19. Grammy Watch: Will Kendrick Lamar vs. Ed Sheeran Be This Year's Adele vs. Beyonce?

    August 17, 2017 7:46 AM EDT In the months leading up to the 59th Grammy Awards this January, Billboard will be featuring Grammy Watch , a weekly column looking at the artists, music and trends likely to be featured heavily at this year's ceremonies. This week: Andrew Unterberger looks to the Beyonce vs. Adele…

  20. Kendrick Lamar Joins Dave Chappelle for NYC Radio City Show

    August 16, 2017 9:11 PM EDT The featured musical performer for his Tuesday show was billed as a “Special Guest” in the weeks leading up. Dave Chappelle’s New York takeover this month has included a meeting with Dylan , Comedy Cellar sightings , and, most importantly, his 16-show residency at Radio City Music Hall. The…

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