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10 classic albums to get your Dad this Father's Day

29 May 2019

From The Smiths, to Van Morrison, to R.E.M your dad needs to unwrap one of these vinyls on Sun 16 Jun

There's no musical format quite like the resurgent vinyl record. Streaming has its pros and cons, but there's no ownership involved,and makes for a rather underwhelming gift; the much maligned CD is well and truly out of fashion, no longer needed for a…

Mark Ronson turned down for Kendrick Lamar collaboration

26 Apr 2019

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Mark Ronson was turned down for a collaboration by Kendrick Lamar. The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker has teamed up with some of the world's biggest stars on tracks in the past – including Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Adele, Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, and the late…

Mahalia teases Kendrick Lamar collaboration

12 Apr 2019

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Mahalia's album looks set to feature a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. The rising R&B star is working on her first record and the hip-hop superstar – who has released songs with Taylor Swift, Beyonce and SZA to name a few – has approved of a track…

Hozier praises Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper's powerful music

6 Mar 2019

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Hozier has hailed Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper as the leaders of the "golden age of hip-hop". The 'Take Me To Church' hitmaker grew up on blues and soul as a kid but he is also a huge fan of the rap stars, and has heaped praise on them for…

Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak tease collaboration

24 Sep 2018

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Kendrick Lamar and Anderson.Paak appear to be teasing a collaboration. The latter rapper shared a release date of October 4 on his Instagram account on Sunday (23.09.18), alongside a photo of the pair sat in some car seats which had been taken out of…

Kendrick Lamar to headline next Glastonbury?

7 Aug 2018

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Kendrick Lamar is reportedly set to headline Glastonbury next year. The 'New Freezer' rapper is said to be in talks to perform on the Pyramid Stage at the music extravaganza at Worthy Farm, South West England, after festival boss Emily Eavis was…

Kendrick Lamar accepts Pulitzer Prize for music

31 May 2018

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Kendrick Lamar has received the Pulitzer Prize for music. The 30-year-old rapper's album 'DAMN' earned him recognition at the ceremony as he was given the prestigious honour - awarded for achievements in literature, journalism and music - at Columbia…

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for rap

17 Apr 2018

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Kendrick Lamar has become the first rapper to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for music. The 30-year-old musician won the prestigious prize - awarded for achievements in literature, journalism and music - for his fourth album 'Damn'. Lamar is yet to…

Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen join Glasgow Summer Sessions lineup

11 Apr 2018

Bands join the already announced hip hop superstar Kendrick Lamar at Bellahouston Park

Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen have been confirmed to headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018 at Bellahouston Park, joining Kendrick Lamar. Tickets for the massive outdoor gigs go on sale at 9am on Fri 13 Apr. Returning to the festival…

Kendrick Lamar: Music videos as important as the songs

19 Feb 2018

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Kendrick Lamar has admitted his videos are just as important to him as his music. The 'All The Stars' hitmaker grew up being inspired by visuals and it has always been vital to him that fans get as much from watching his songs as they do from…

Damn! Kendrick Lamar headlining Glasgow Summer Sessions

14 Feb 2018

Get excited folks, he's coming back in August

Missed Kendrick Lamar at the sold out Hydro show and sick of your mates banging on about how great he was? Or maybe you saw him and are thirsty for more. Well, great news, the man of the moment is coming back to Scotland on Wed 29 Aug to headline…

Reading and Leeds headliners announced

13 Feb 2018

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Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! at the Disco will headline the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The four acts will perform at both Richfield Avenue in Reading, South England and Leeds' Bramham Park, North England, between August…

Believe the hype: Kendrick Lamar lights up the Hydro

12 Feb 20185 stars

The world's hottest hip hop artist lives up to his billing on the Glasgow leg of his UK tour

To call Kendrick Lamar the defining hip hop artist of our generation would be a loaded statement but one that many would no doubt feel entirely comfortable asserting. In a time when rappers are increasingly using their influence to engage with issues…

DJ Khaled plans 'monumental Kendrick Lamar collaboration

31 Jan 2018

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DJ Khaled is planning "something monumental" for his Kendrick Lamar collaboration. The 'Wild Thoughts' hitmaker has been discussing teaming up with the fellow hip-hop star on a track, but it's got to be something impressive. He told Rolling Stone…

Damn, we're hyped for Kendrick Lamar at the Hydro

31 Jan 2018

Grammy award-winning rapper hits the road in support of his fourth studio album

When Kendrick Lamar released his chart-topping third album To Pimp a Butterfly back in 2015, it was a verifiable indication that the whispers and mumbles of 'greatest rapper alive' surrounding the record had some truth to them. From his skills as a…

SZA ignored Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar's Supermodel input

24 Jan 2018

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SZA brushed aside Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar's input for her Grammy-nominated hit 'Supermodel'. The American singer/songwriter- whose real name Solána Imani Rowe - is up for an impressive five nominations at this Sunday's (28.01.18…

Kendrick Lamar 'seeks new publishing deal'

17 Jan 2018

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Kendrick Lamar's new publishing deal could be worth as much as $40 million. The 30-year-old rap star has emerged as one of the biggest-selling artists in the music industry since he signed his original agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, but Top…

Kendrick Lamar will produce Black Panther soundtrack

4 Jan 2018

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Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed as producer for the upcoming 'Black Panther' movie soundtrack. The rap star is excited to work with Marvel Studios and filmmaker Ryan Coogler on the project, which will see them create a collection of original songs…

Kendrick Lamar to feature on Black Panther soundtrack?

24 Dec 2017

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Kendrick Lamar has hinted he's set to feature on the 'Black Panther' movie soundtrack. The much-anticipated new film is due to hit cinema screens in 2018 and Kendrick has suggested he could play a part with the Marvel movie, dropping a major hint in…

Kendrick Lamar almost did song with Prince

14 Dec 2017

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Kendrick Lamar almost recorded a song with Prince. The 30-year-old rapper had talked about collaborating with the 'Purple Rain' singer after they performed together unexpectedly when he went to visit the late star's Paisley Park estate in…

Kendrick Lamar almost collaborated with Prince

13 Dec 2017

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Kendrick Lamar regrets missing out on the opportunity to collaborate with Prince. The 30-year-old rap star spent some time in the studio with the legendary musician before his death in April last year, and Kendrick has admitted to allowing a…

U2 chose Kendrick Lamar for his 'spirit'

12 Dec 2017

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U2 wanted to work with Kendrick Lamar because he has a "similar spirit" to them. The Irish rockers featured on the US rapper's hit 'XXX' and he repaid the gesture by appearing on their tracks 'Get Out Of Your Own Way' and 'American Soul' on new…

Kendrick Lamar bags Q Magazine's Best Album title

21 Nov 2017

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Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' has been named the Best Album of 2017 by Q Magazine. The 30-year-old rapper released his critically acclaimed fourth studio album in April this year, and his efforts have not gone unnoticed as writers and staff from the…

Kendrick Lamar: Hip-hop needs to evolve

15 Nov 2017

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Kendrick Lamar wants to see hip-hop music "evolve". The Compton-born star is among the biggest-selling acts in modern rap music, but Kendrick believes the genre needs to keep pushing boundaries while also retaining a healthy respects for its…

Kendrick Lamar and Kygo on U2's Songs of Experience

2 Nov 2017

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U2 have teamed up with Kendrick Lamar again for their new album 'Songs of Experience'. The Irish rockers have unveiled the full tracklisting for the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 2014's 'Songs of Innocence', which reveals Bono and co have reunited…