Kendrick Lamar News & Features


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Lupe Says Kendrick Lamar Isn’t the Dopest Lyricist in Hip-Hop, Is He Right?

I know, I know, that's kind of an awkward way to phrase a question, especially for someone who, like, writes words for a living, or whatever. I could have just written "Is Kendrick Lamar the Dopest Lyricist Alive?" or...

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Don’t Believe the Hype, Kendrick Lamar Isn’t Over-Rated

There's a lot of things on the interwebs I could write about today: the new Jay Elec track, the new Freddie Gibbs albums, boobs. But everyone else on the interwebs is already writing about the same thing. ...

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Who Could Beat Kendrick Lamar in a Battle?

Yesterday I wrote an article on hip-hop stans and Kendrick Lamar's fans came up repeatedly, hours later Kendrick's BET cypher hit the interwebs complete with now predictable acclaim, and hours after that I got the...

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Did Jay Rock Murder Kendrick on “Money Trees”? An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

An article about a RefinedHype article? Fuck yes an article about a RefinedHype article. Because RefinedHype Nation is the greatest, Lucas' recent "Did Big Sean Really Say He Can Out Rap Anyone?" article took a sharp...

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Kendrick Lamar & Big K.R.I.T. Rock Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival

I booked my flight from Austin to Chicago on Friday morning in order to catch the Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday. That morning, while I was making a mental schedule of the acts I wanted to see, I made sure to...

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Did Diddy Just Cook? [SXSW Video]

Wow. Literally...wow. The past few days at SXSW have all been epic in their own ways, but Saturday took the cake. After a few issues with my friends' flights, I managed to check in at The Fader Fort for the last evening of...

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Kendrick Lamar Spits “Day Dreaming” for DJBooth.net Freestyle Series

New York, N.Y. -- Kendrick Lamar, the Los Angeles native who brought us reader-approved cut "Celebration" back in January, has stepped into the Booth with the 150th entry in our DJBooth.net Freestyle Series. On his brand new,...

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