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Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Just Made History

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By Diamond 2:56 pm March 18, 2015 Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, just made streaming history.  The album racked up 9.6 million streams on Spotify on its first day of release. That is more plays than any other album during Spotify’s history. You can listen to the album here. Photo: Kendrick Lamar/Giphy

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Kendrick Lamar Drops New Album

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By Diamond 10:19 am March 16, 2015 Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, the follow-up to his 2012 debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, dropped on iTunes Sunday night. The album release was a week ahead of its scheduled March 23rd release. You can listen to the album here. Photo: Top Dawg Entertainment

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Kendrick Lamar and the Erasure of Black Women

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By Diamond 2:03 pm March 12, 2015 By Arielle Newton Kendrick Lamar is my favorite New School rapper. His lyrical prowess alongside his masterful production, is an honorable change to the predictable pop-tainted “bars” that defines mainstream hip hop today. But recently, the man who I thought to be a creative revolutionary, is causing me Black […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Blacker the Berry’ Gets One Million Plays In Less Than 24 Hours

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By Diamond 11:54 am February 10, 2015 In less than 12 hours, Kendrick Lamar’s new single, ‘The Blacker the Berry’ has been played more one million times. His new song is an incisive look at racism in America. With a million listens in less than 24 hours, it’s safe to say this is Kendrick’s next […]

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Kendrick Lamar breaks stereotype by purchasing modest home

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:42 am June 2, 2014 Kendrick Lamar is arguably one of the hottest rappers in the game right now. GQ’s “Rapper of the Year” is  not making headlines for his music, but his very modest purchase (compared to other rappers), of a home recently. 

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Kendrick Lamar responds to Macklemore’s Grammy win, says ‘it’s well-deserved’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:39 pm January 29, 2014 For the first since Sunday, Kendrick Lamar has responded to Macklemore’s win. The star was nominated for 7 Grammys, four of which Macklemore took home. While talking with XXL after last night’s Don Kennedy show, Lamar had the following the say about Macklemore’s win. 

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Why Macklemore beat your favorite rapper

By Shantell @shantell_em 9:49 am January 27, 2014 First, I’d like to start by saying that I do not think Macklemore is better than Kendrick Lamar. Other than “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love,” not much happening on his debut album in my opinion. But where Kendrick and other artists who probably should have been awarded […]

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Hungover Thoughts Of Generation Y Black Hippies

By Keantre Malone 12:11 pm November 17, 2012 It is true that “all the girls wanna play Baywatch” at the swimming pools full of liquor (Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”). Generation Y parties, both in college and high school, present you with a reality surfacing from the deep end of young adult freedom. Diving through the […]

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good kid m.A.A.d city: the most important rap album of the past 5 years

By malcolm @blak_kings 12:52 pm October 19, 2012 Granted, the title of this article is a bit ambitious but it’s for good reason. On Monday  the 22nd, the debut studio album for Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city is set to drop. Since today is Friday the 19th, that means, yes I downloaded the leak. […]

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Hip Hop Lets the Mentally Excluded Speak Part 2

By Keantre Malone 1:00 pm February 14, 2012 America may have mentally excluded its children for two decades, but Generation Y has made it back to the center of public consciousness. Last week I spoke on the critical perspective of Kendrick Lamar–a partial result of the psychiatry and education partnership that eliminates children from “normal” […]

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