Marcus J. Moore's 'The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited The Soul of Black America' is a must read. Whet your appetite with a chapter portion here.
Beyoncé, Solange, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, and Rihanna released provocative, forward-thinking albums during the rise of the Trump candidacy, solidifying Black music's legacy as protest music.
The 'platinum with no features' rapper loosens up and even seems to have fun on his star-studded new album.
From Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar all the way back to Bowie and Prince, when a musician changes their look it often signals a new project.
Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' is the only song worthy of Kat Stratford's iconic table dance scene.
The TDE members are in the running for Best Original Song for "All the Stars" at this year's Oscars.
"Backseat Freestyle" aligns perfectly with a-ha's 80s earworm, but that doesn't mean that you should play it on repeat or even—God forbid—enjoy it. No, you should avoid it for fear of being cursed.
The two LA greats team up again on "Tints," a single in advance of .Paak's long in-the-works follow-up to 'Malibu.'
The 'Carter V' stand out is the long-awaited collaboration of two of the best rappers alive.