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Have you watched the show God Friended Me? It comes on CBS on Sunday nights, and let me tell you, I love this damn show. I can’t tell you exactly why, but I do. For whatever reason, as on-the-nose as nearly every aspect of the show is, it just ... works.

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  Forbes has released its annual list of hip-hop’s biggest earners and we were surprised by a few of the rappers on the list. As expected, Jay-Z topped the list by raking in a whopping $76.5 million thanks to the success of 4:44 as well as the Everything Is Love album he dropped with his wifey, […]

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Continuing a trend that played out on the Billboard charts earlier this year, Drake and Cardi B are sitting happy atop the BET Hip Hop Awards heap this year, racking up 21 nominations collectively.

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Are we getting anywhere with Issa and Daniel as we putt-putt along into episode 3? Welcome back to the shenanigans as we keep the debate and discussion that Insecure inspires going with our weekly chat between Jouelzy and Panama Jackson. Salut.

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Kendrick Lamar‘s “m.A.A.d. City” topped the Billboard charts for 300 weeks and became the first […]

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Season 5 of Power has been all over the place, but writer Dustin Seibert thinks the acting debut of Kendrick Lamar just saved the day.

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It was Kendrick Lamar‘s friendship with 50 Cent that helped […]

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  The 2018 BET Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday and the entertainment industry’s biggest names were out in full effect for the big event. Jamie Foxx hosted the show with DJ Khaled earning six nominations and Kendrick Lamar  nabbing five nods. SZA and Migos weren’t far behind with […]

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This time of year, black people all over America come together to celebrate Juneteenth: June 19, 1865. That was the day black slaves in Galveston, Texas, were told the Union had held. The South had been beaten. The Civil War had ended. And they were free. In some of my earlier Juneteenth celebrations, a red […]

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BET has announced its awesome lineup of performers who will grace the stage at the BET Awards in June and it looks like we’re in for a major musical treat. Jamie Foxx will hostile show that will feature live performances from some of the music industry’s biggest names including Nicki Minaj, Janelle Moane, Migos, H.E.R. […]

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  When will white folks learn that there are literally zero circumstances in existence that could make them using the N-word an acceptable choice? Particularly in the presence of black folks? Zeeeeero. One Kendrick Lamar fan learned that the hard way while attending his concert in Alabama over the weekend. Delaney, a white woman who […]

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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards went down on Sunday in Las Vegas and Kendrick Lamar tied with Ed Sheeran for the most wins of the night. The “Be Humble.” rapper didn’t attend the annual event but managed to nab trophies in six of the fifteen categories he was nominated in including Top Billboard 200 Album, Top […]

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  BET just announced the nominees for the upcoming 2018 BET Awards, and we can’t wait to see who will reign supreme this year. DJ Khaled leads the pack with six nominations, and Kendrick Lamar racked up five nods. Close behind are Migos and SZA with four nominations each. Several of our favorite ladies nabbed […]

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When Kendrick Lamar, a 30-year-old rapper, won the Pulitzer Prize for music, it was as if the millennials had followed the baby boomers in having one of their defining philosophers venerated in an unexpected way. In 2016, Bob Dylan, a bard for baby boomers — and, we like to think, for the ages — won […]

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The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were just announced and Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are leading the pack with 15 nominations each. It has clearly been a good year for urban music, considering it dominated nominations in 57 categories that highlight the year’s most successful artists. Lamar and Mars will go head-to-head […]

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Kendrick Lamar, on Monday, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 DAMN. It is but rather the first nonclassical or jazz work to win the award. The Pulitzer board’s reasoning? DAMN., they said, “captured the complexity of African-American life.” History, made. Since 2012, with the release of his good kid, m.A.A.d city — and […]

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Kendrick Lamar's raw and powerful "DAMN." album has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.

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Bandcamp Senior Editor Marcus J. Moore has signed on to write The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, a coming-of-age story.

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In honor of her 30th birthday, we're taking a look back at all the reasons why we love this beautiful bad girl who never stops inspiring us to be a BOSS.

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LOS ANGELES — The hottest stars on the planet, from the worlds of basketball, entertainment and fashion, descended upon the City of Angels for the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. And they brought the hottest shoes they could get on their feet. The festivities of the weekend — from pop-ups from the biggest brands in the […]

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LOS ANGELES — Back in the ’90s, a kid named Kendrick Duckworth fell in love with the Nike Cortez. After getting his first pair at a local swap meet, he’d often rock the kicks as a complement to his trademark swag of tall socks and khaki shorts while frolicking in the streets of his hometown […]

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While Adidas flexed its muscle on All-Star Saturday night, mustering a rare public appearance out of Kanye West, who joined Kid Cudi on stage, Nike held court with its own full-fledged concert headlined by Kendrick Lamar in its Makers of the Game weekend series. The event, though, was about far more than just Lamar. Rapper […]

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Another celebrity team is stepping up to take on the #BlackPantherChallenge to send more children to see the biggest, blackest movie of the year. According to TMZ, Kendrick Lamar’s record label is sending 1,000 children from three different Watts-area housing projects to see Black Panther for free! Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the owner of Top […]

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Kendrick Lamar may be in a bit of legal trouble after the release of his music video for “All The Stars” from the Black Panther soundtrack. In “All The Stars,” Lamar joins forces with R&B “it” girl, SZA. The Dave Meyers directed video is not only gorgeous to behold but has the added bonus of featuring […]

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The 'Black Panther' soundtrack definitely has its bright points, but the underwhelming tracks outnumber the dope tracks in this Kendrick Lamar-helmed project.

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Happy Wednesday Grio Fam! We’ve got a video recap of your top trending stories for today. Early on Tuesday morning, Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha was shot and killed in New Orleans. Police department spokesman Beau Tidwell told The Advocate  that d’Baha had been found around 1:25 a.m. He had apparently been shot in the leg while riding his bicycle. Although d’Baha […]

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There’s a slight comparison to be made between the decline in the quality of music videos and the decline of the back-to-the-basket game for big men in the NBA. Back in the day, non-Michael Jordan-led teams needed a dominant center to be competitive. And back in the day, MTV, BET, VH1 and The Box were […]

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There’s much so much take away from the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Here are the most obvious elephants in the room. Kendrick Lamar’s run continues. We said it before, but Lamar’s DAMN. good year has no end in sight. He started Sunday night’s Grammys off via one of the best (Dave Chapelle) intros in recent […]

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Kendrick had a BIG night at the Recording Academy’s 2018 Grammys– but did this year’s hip hop music get proper credit? We’ve got a special #Grammy edition of the 60-second AM news wrap!

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards went down at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday night and the star-studded event brought tears, cheers, and several politically charged moments from some of music’s biggest names. Even though a few of our faves failed to bring home trophies, there were plenty of mesmerizing moments that had us on […]

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This year’s Grammy Awards was full of highs and lows and a couple artists racked up while others were arguably snubbed. Almost as important as who won is who didn’t win. Namely, Jay-Z. The mogul was nominated for eight awards for 4:44 but went home empty handed. Childish Gambino went in to the night with […]

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Rapper sweeps several categories and delivers one of the most powerful and politically-charged performances ever seen on the Grammys stage.

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