Tag: Kendrick Lamar

Content: levitate, levitate, levitate, levitate
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Content: levitate, levitate, levitate, levitate

Kendrick Lamar and the recently-formed duo of Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz turned last Friday into a celebration with the respective releases of two surprise albums. The albums share little in common, but give us an opportunity to re-evaluate three rappers at distinct stages of their careers: Kendrick on top, 2 Chainz perpetually hovering around…

Content: fame gone sideways
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Content: fame gone sideways

When Leonardo DiCaprio finally reached the Oscars stage to be hailed as the giant he knows himself to be, he accepted the award with practiced grace and a plea for us to take better care of the earth. He won, waxed poetic about the future of the human race and got off the stage. It…

Kendrick robbed at the Grammys: Continuing the conversation
Arts

Kendrick robbed at the Grammys: Continuing the conversation

Rap has been associated with the word race in one way or another since its emergence onto the music scene. Rap music started with and today is still dominated by African Americans. This isn’t to say that a white rapper can’t have musical success: take Eminem for example. He has thirteen Grammys to his name,…