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Critics Accuse Kendrick Lamar Of Setting Up Fan To Rap N-Word On Stage

Concerts and festivals are a cesspool for non-black hip-hop fans to roam free with the n-word. While it’s nothing new, Kendrick Lamar’s decision to publically call out a…

Kendrick Lamar’s Little Brother Has The Only Copy Of His New Album

Kendrick Lamar’s new album is arguably the most anticipated album in hip-hop to date. But the Compton native isn’t giving fans a release date or even a morsel of what…

Kendrick Lamar Talks Being Socially Responsible with JET [Video]

We’ve got our fingers (and toes) crossed for Kendrick Lamar at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Whether he goes home empty-handed or not, he’s still a winner in our eyes…

Outtakes: Drake Talks Beyoncé, ‘Trophies’ And Next Album In VIBE Interview

What you won’t read in Drake’s second-ever VIBE cover story It’s nearly 1 a.m. on a chilly November night and Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena is dead. Two hours ago…

One Year Later: Can We Call Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ LP A Classic Yet?

Yesterday, Kendrick Lamar’s baby turned one. No, he didn’t knock up the brown-skinned dime from his “Poetic Justice” video or procreate with Sherane. His masterpiece—VIB…

Kendrick Lamar Says ‘Backseat Freestyle’ Was Influenced By Eminem

When Eminem released the tracklist to The Marshall Mathers LP 2, hip-hop fans marveled over provocative song titles like “Rhyme Or Reason” or the bold “Rap God.” But the…

VIBE’s 2012 Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar ‘g.o.o.d. kid, m.A.A.d. city’

A hip-hop rookie and storied vet slug it out for 2012’s highest musical honor A time capsule for music in 2012 would contain a grab bag of artifacts: 2 Chainz’s two…