Kendrick Lamar

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The Butterfly Effect by Marcus J Moore review – hobbled by jargon
The remarkable rise of rapper Kendrick Lamar deserves a more compelling book than this hyperbolic account

Dorian Lynskey

12, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The best storytelling albums from Bowie to Kendrick Lamar
Transport yourself with music that tells a tale, from country-soul star Bobbie Gentry to Pulitzer winner Kendrick Lamar

Sophie Harris

10, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Glastonbury defies coronavirus threat to announce lineup with Kendrick Lamar
Over 90 more names including Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher have been announced for 50th-anniversary edition of the festival

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Mar, 2020 @7:00 PM

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The Brit awards have become a platform for black politics – and brilliance
Whether it’s Dave and Stormzy castigating the government or Kanye surrounding himself with young Londoners, black artists have expertly capitalised on the visibility of the Brits stage

Chanté Joseph

20, Feb, 2020 @3:24 PM

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Schoolboy Q review – South Central energy with a nod to Kendrick
LA rapper Quincy Hanley was a Black Hippy with Kendrick Lamar, but with this focused act of easy hooks he’s in no mood to feel eclipsed

Malcolm Jack

26, Jan, 2020 @2:06 PM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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'Not again': the online artists accusing pop stars of stealing work
Chris Brown’s video Wobble Up features artwork that was allegedly copied without consent

Lanre Bakare

06, Jun, 2019 @11:43 AM

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In silencing Drake, the Grammys continue to have a problem with rap | Alexis Petridis
The Canadian rapper’s speech was cut off, further damaging the standing of the ceremony in the hip-hop community, despite championing more women

Alexis Petridis

11, Feb, 2019 @1:31 PM

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Grammys 2019: Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino win big – as it happened
The awards show hosted by Alicia Keys was dominated by live performances by female musicians, including Lady Gaga and H.E.R., and included a landmark win for rap – for an absent Childish Gambino

Benjamin Lee in New York

11, Feb, 2019 @5:56 AM

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Grammy awards 2019: full list of winners
Kacey Musgraves won album of the year over Cardi B and Drake, while Childish Gambino was a no-show for his record of the year win – see who else took home the awards

Adrian Horton in New York

10, Feb, 2019 @11:49 PM

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Grammys 2019: who will – and should – win the biggest awards
Can Kendrick Lamar convert any of his eight nominations? Will Cardi B be rewarded for her debut album? We pick this year’s likely winners

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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2019 in pop culture: from Adele’s 30 to ‘zapping’ your TV
A guide to everything you’ll need to know about TV, film and music next year, including Tarantino’s Charles Manson obsession and what’s next for Richard Madden’s bum

Leonie Cooper, Michael Cragg, Hannah J Davies, Harriet Gibsone, Joel Golby, Ellen E Jones, Steve Rose and Jack Seale

29, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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