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Øya 2018: Kendrick Lamar proves that he’s worthy of headlining Glastonbury

The end of this month will see Kendrick Lamar headline Reading & Leeds 2018. A slot indelibly linked to the likes of Nirvana, Pulp, Blur, Muse and Oasis and the landmark moment when a guitar band enters the annals of rock history (unless you're The Darkness or Razorlight). Just as when Jay Z and Kanye were announced for Glastonbury, this...

Watch Kendrick Lamar make his acting debut alongside 50 Cent in ‘Power’

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Kendrick Lamar has made his TV acting debut with a small role in the US show Power - watch two clips of his brief role below. The Compton rapper made his bow in the latest episode of Power, which is currently in its fifth season. The show is co-produced by 50 Cent, who also has an acting role in the...

Watch Chvrches cover Kendrick Lamar’s ‘LOVE.’

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Chvrches have covered Kendrick Lamar's 'LOVE.' taken from his Grammy award-winning album 'DAMN.' The Scottish three-piece released their third album 'Love is Dead' back in May, which NME described as managing to "balance hopeful, utopian pop with a darker, gloomier undercurrent." The band stopped by triple j’s Like A Version – a segment on an Australian radio station that sees bands...

Kendrick Lamar on white fans who rap the N-word: ‘Let me have this one word’

Kendrick Lamar has spoken out on the time he recently interrupted a white fan on stage for rapping the N-word. Last month, the rapper was performing at Hangout Fest in Alabama when he invited the fan onto the stage to help perform his 2012 song ‘M.A.A.D. City’. However, fan proceeded to repeatedly rap the racial slur, leading Kendrick to stop the music...

Kendrick Lamar says hip-hop should have been recognised by the Pulitzer Prize ‘a long time ago’

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Kendrick Lamar has said hip-hop should have been recognised by the Pulitzer Prize "a long time ago" in a new interview. The rapper received the Pulitzer Prize for Music earlier this year for his album, 'DAMN.' He was the first non-jazz or classical artist to be given the honour. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Lamar said the prestigious award was...

Kendrick Lamar and Sufjan Stevens among record 928 people invited to become members of The Academy

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Kendrick Lamar and Sufjan Stevens have been recognised for their work in film by being among a record 928 people to have been invited to become members of The Academy, the organisation which stages the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of names who have been invited to become members in 2018 today (June...

Watch a 9-year-old rapper do an impressive cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ on ‘Ellen’

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A young rapper from the US has covered Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' on 'Ellen'. Nine year old Dylan Gilmer, who goes by the name Young Dylan is described as Ellen Degeneres' 'favourite kid rapper' and was invited on the show to perform today (June 5). When asked what song he's about to perform, Young Dylan furrows his brows and admits he's forgotten...

See Kendrick Lamar collect the Pulitzer Prize for music

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Kendrick Lamar has picked up his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music in New York making him the first a non-jazz or classical artist to be awarded the accolade. As Pitchfork report, the ceremony was hosted at Columbia University with Twitter responses painting the scene. According to reports, the Compton rapper received a standing ovation when he picked up his award. Lamar kept...

Kendrick Lamar reportedly threatens to pull his music from Spotify after disagreeing with hateful conduct policy

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Spotify plan on walking back on the changes they made to their streaming platform through a new hate content policy, reportedly following pressure from representatives of artists including rapper Kendrick Lamar. Spotify’s changes to their platform comes as part of the streaming service’s new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy, which aims to promote “openness, diversity, tolerance and respect”. This initially took...

Kendrick Lamar interrupts white fan for rapping n-word onstage

Kendrick Lamar was forced to interrupt a white female fan he had invited onto the stage after she repeatedly rapped along to the n-word in one of his tracks. Performing at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday night (May 20), the Compton rapper invited the fan onto the stage to help perform his 2012 song 'M.A.A.D. City'. The fan proceeded to...