Kendrick Lamar

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Travis Scott and Post Malone are the five biggest artists in hip-hop in 2018 and it’s not close. Earlier this month, a video of Pharrell Williams in the studio with a young Kendrick Lamar circulated around social media. The clip is dated around the release of Section.80, the debut album […]

15. Kendrick Lamar—Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (2012) Rapper: Kendrick Lamar Photography: Dan Monick, Paula Oliver, Dwane LaFleur, Danny Smith Art Direction: Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is about growing up as an ’80s baby on the gang-infested streets of Compton, and the cover brilliantly captures this period of Lamar’s life. In a polaroid, toddler-aged […]

Arapper never waits until track 3 or 4 to pull you in; hip-hop has no patience for that. They only get one chance to make a first impression, and the album’s opening song is their moment to shine. In order to rank the 20 greatest album-openers of the past 20 years, we’ll measure their importance […]


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