• Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best Comments

    5 days ago - By Stereogum

    Who was up late last night listening to today's big new release? I am of course talking about Owl City's remix of Smash Mouth's “All Star.” But Kendrick Lamar has a new album out too and our Premature Evaluation is here. Do the Minions have K-Dot's back?
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  • Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

    Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

    5 days ago - By Stereogum

    No. Absolutely not. Fuck this. I reject the premise of the assignment. This whole “Premature Evaluation” feature has its limitations built right into the name. The idea is that it's not a comprehensive review, just an instant reaction to a big and important new album. But let's be real: We usually get the album promos way ahead of time, and even when we don't, we treat these pieces like they're straight-up reviews. I can't do that here. This is too much. Kendrick Lamar, the most extravagantly praised artist of his generation, has come back after staying mostly silent for five...
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  • Kendrick Lamar Announces “The Big Steppers Tour” This Summer

    Kendrick Lamar Announces “The Big Steppers Tour” This Summer

    5 days ago - By Urban Islandz

    Kendrick Lamar is going on tour this summer in a big way. The Compton rapper has announced a tour on
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  • With Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar Chooses Himself and Makes a Masterpiece

    With Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar Chooses Himself and Makes a Masterpiece

    5 days ago - By Consequence of Sound

    “I choose me, I'm sorry.” The last five words on Kendrick Lamar‘s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers hit the hardest for anyone who “did the work,” as trained and untrained therapists like to say. Kendrick's fifth album, out today , is a lot of things: part political analysis,... Please click the link below to read the full article. With Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar Chooses Himself and Makes a Masterpiece
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  • Kendrick Lamar Returns With Double Album, "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers"

    Kendrick Lamar Returns With Double Album, "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers"

    5 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Kendrick Lamar 's highly anticipated album, " Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, " has finally arrived, and as expected, it's given us a lot to talk about. The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper 's latest offering is his first solo effort in five years and his final album for Top Dawg Entertainment, his label home since 2004. Going forward, Lamar will presumably release new music exclusively under his pgLang record label.
    "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers" is a two-part album with nine tracks for each "disc" and listed credits for notable producers like Pharrell Williams, Baby Keem, Sounwave, The...
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