Kendrick Lamar

Photo Gallery: Grandoozy Day One feat. Kendrick Lamar, Phoenix, Tennis, Ty Dolla $ign, Bishop Briggs, Jade Bird and more

September 16, 2018

America’s newest music festival Grandoozy kicked off in Denver yesterday with Kendrick Lamar, Phoenix, Tennis, Ty Dolla $ign, Bishop Briggs, Jade Bird, Bayonne and more. Taylor Mithelman brings us photos from the first day:

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Grandoozy Day One Review: Kendrick Lamar and Phoenix kick off Denver’s newest Music Festival

September 15, 2018

Denver has always been known as an amazing city. Set with the beautiful background of the Rocky Mountains, the city has long been a hot bed of live music, a thriving arts scene and a welcoming area of all things culture. But one thing has been a missing, a 3-day major music festival to rival […]

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BIGSOUND 2018 Day Two: Tape/Off broadcast riffs, Wax Chattels spew noise, and Paul Kelly takes over

September 6, 2018

After the heavy rainfall of the first day, BIGSOUND attendees finally saw that famous Brisbane sun. Most people would have rested from the late night of enjoying the best up-and-coming bands, but a mid-morning keynote talk with Aussie legend Paul Kelly made the early start worthwhile. Chatting with The Australian’s Andrew McMillen at a packed […]

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Gang of Youths to help launch new festival in Denver with Kendrick, Florence and more

August 16, 2018

Next month one of the biggest Music Festival promoters brings a lot of big names and good times to the Rocky Mountains with hopes to establish one of the best new parties of the year. Grandoozy is slated for Overland Park in Denver Colorado from September 14-16 and is being organzied by Superfly Productions. Superfly […]

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7 Artists You Gotta Listen to Ahead of This Year’s Splendour in the Grass

June 13, 2018

Splendour in the Grass is back again for another year, held this year in North Byron Parklands from the 20th-22nd of July. If you’re heading out to Splendour for the first time, chances are you’re going to have a helluva bender – what a stacked line up to pop your SITG cherry! As the weekend […]

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Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson talks working with Kendrick Lamar and the next Childish Gambino record

April 27, 2018

This week, I had the chance to catch up with Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson while he was in his LA based studio, working on a new Childish Gambino record. We spoke about working with Childish, as well as Kendrick Lamar, who curated Black Panther: The Album and performed a number of tracks for its […]

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5 early Kendrick Lamar cuts worth revisiting ahead of his July tour

April 26, 2018

Okay, okay, we know we’re a bit early on the proper hype train but screw it, Kendrick Lamar is touring. And touring properly. Not just chucking a Melbourne and Sydney show alongside his headline Splendour in the Grass appearance. K.Dot has shown love to fans in Adelaide and Perth too, locking in dates in South Oz […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 4, 2017

Shockingly, we find ourselves in the second half of 2017 already. In terms of new music, we’ve been hit with some heavy releases from some of pop music’s biggest names, while some of our favourite Australian artists have come out swinging with impressive album and EP releases all their own. As the first week of […]

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Playlist: Ten times Rihanna nailed the collaboration game

June 13, 2017

Rihanna is one of modern pop music’s most bankable artists. Since her “Pon De Replay” days, the Bajan vocalist has been an in-demand name both as a solo artist and as a hot guest artist on many a pop and hip hop chart buster. The years have seen Rihanna collaborate with the likes of Maroon […]

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Coachella closes up their 2017 festival with Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Australia’s What So Not

April 25, 2017

The second weekend of the 2017 Coachella Music & Arts Festival wrapped up in Indio, California last night, with an eclectic mix of performances around the festival. On the main stage, New Zealand pop star Lorde and headlining rapper Kendrick Lamar closed the festival with big budget sets full of pyrotechnics, fire and a slew […]

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Music Video of the Day: Kendrick Lamar “DNA” (2017)

April 19, 2017

Let’s be real, I don’t think everybody’s completely recovered from the release of Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. yet. I know we’re not. Following his Easter weekend gift of an album and that Coachella performance, the online arena doesn’t know whether to be shook or woke right now but Kung Fu Kenny hasn’t waited round, instead coming through again; this time, […]

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Kendrick Lamar shares all the details for new album, DAMN.

April 12, 2017

After letting fans lose their minds over mammoth single “Humble” for nearly two and a half weeks, the Compton rapper has finally shared the official artwork and title-tracks to his fourth studio album, DAMN. DAMN. will be released April 14th via Aftermath/Interscope/Top Dawg and follows up 2015’s iconic To Pimp a Butterfly and last year’s untitled […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 11, 2017

Looking back at last year’s run of new releases, it’s safe to say there were some definite hits alongside those that may not have lived up to the hype. We saw the return of some esteemed artists after a long time out of the spotlight, while some of our own emerging superstar talents came through strongly […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016

January 10, 2017

For Hip Hop, 2016 was the year of cosigning anything and everything. So called ‘mumble rap’ became a thing and there was a massive push back against the term ‘real Hip Hop’, championing newcomers like Lil’ Yachty and Lil’ Uzi Vert (who, like it or not, have been attached to the music and the culture) […]

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Our five favourite performances at the 15th Annual Austin City Limits Festival

October 17, 2016

As Austin returns back to normal following the 15th annual Austin City Limits Festival, we reflect on our favourite performances of the second weekend of the event. The two-weekender festival continues to stand out as one of the best in the world (read our official recap) and while there were many highlights, here are our top […]

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Festival Recap: Day Two at Austin City Limits (Weekend 2) – Zilker Park, Austin (08.10.16)

October 9, 2016

Saturday at ACL started hot with the blistering sun and ended even hotter with the incredible headlining sets from Kendrick Lamar and Kygo. Nothing can signify the electric and diverse lineup more than the headliners Saturday night. On one side of the festival was the Compton born rapper who has skyrocketed to be one of hip hops greatest […]

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7 Unmissable Artists at Austin City Limits 2016!

September 30, 2016

Austin City Limits began as one of the most important television programs spotlighting the greatest music the world had to offer. So the fact it shares its name with one of the biggest music festivals on the planet tells you all you need to know about the magnitude and excellence of Texas’s biggest music festival. […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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Beyoncé premieres sixth album LEMONADE on TIDAL; features Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake & The Weeknd!

April 24, 2016

Well, after another brilliantly executed social media campaign that sparked the interest of the Beyhive and anyone with any passing interest in anything Beyoncé, Lemonade has finally been revealed. Coming to fans in the form of a hotly anticipated HBO Special, the Lemonade special showed a whole album’s worth of visuals and new songs. The […]

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Tame Impala & Jagwar Ma feature alongside Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem and Grace Jones at this year’s FYF Fest!

March 30, 2016

Tame Impala are absolutely everywhere at the moment, adding an appearance atop the Saturday night bill of this year’s FYF Fest to their list of shows for 2016. The Perth boys are the only Australians aside from Jagwar Ma to feature on the American festival bill, which also boasts the likes of Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem and Grace Jones at the top of the […]

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Live Review: Kendrick Lamar + Sampa the Great & Remi – Allphones Arena, Sydney (23.03.16)

March 24, 2016

As far as critical success goes, Kendrick Lamar is at the very top of the music industry right now, re-shaping the standards of hip hop for the better and fully justifying the hype that surrounded the emcee all those years ago when “Hiii Power” dropped and hip hop fans around the world heralded the next […]

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9 Unmissable Acts at this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest!

March 24, 2016

We’re stoked to be spending Easter weekend out at Bluesfest, a return to the amazing Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for another five day series of live music spanning a diverse array of genres. Featured artists represent for hip hop, jazz, blues, experimental and more, and below are just some of the fantastic talent we can’t wait to […]

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Kamasi Washington, D’Angelo, and Kendrick Lamar help open Bluesfest for 2016

March 24, 2016

The epic five-day music adventure that is Bluesfest began in a big way this year, welcoming punters both new and old onto the spacious Tyagarah Tea Farm for the festival’s 27th year, boasting one of it’s most diverse programs to date. Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar was the Thursday headliner and all eyes were on him […]

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Festival Review: Auckland City Limits – Western Springs (19.03.16)

March 23, 2016

After a worrying spat of cancelled festivals – Soulfest, Echo Fest and Westfest – it would have been understandable for the majority to approach the inaugural Auckland City Limits with caution. The reputation of Austin City Limits, one of the biggest and most loved music festivals in the history of music festivals, may have been […]

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Kendrick Lamar closes the inaugural Auckland City Limits while homegrown acts steal the show

March 19, 2016

Kendrick Lamar is without a doubt one of the most bankable artists in the world right now, so it was only right that Live Nation, C3 Presents, and locals CRS Presents lock in the Compton emcee for a headline slot at the inaugural Auckland City Limits. Taking the Spark One stage right after co-headliners The […]

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered (2016 EP)

March 6, 2016

Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly has been hyped as much as it has for some very good reasons and we’re still yet to see how that album will continue to grow, influence, and inspire the next generation of discerning emcees, who will hopefully seek a similar impact to the one Lamar has had over […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s surprise new album “untitled unmastered” is now available to stream online

March 4, 2016

Like a viscous drop bear pouncing on an unsuspecting swagman, a new album from hip-hop throne occupant Kendrick Lamar has sent shockwaves throughout the internet, following a surprise announcement that we’ll be getting new material from the masterful emcee earlier today. Dubbed untitled unmastered, the surprise release seems to be a collection of the intense, […]

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