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Kendrick Lamar played his only show of the year last night, headlining the Day N Vegas festival in Las Vegas. He celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album Section.80 by performing deep cuts like “Fuck Your Ethnicity,” “A.D.H.D.,” “HiiiPower,” “Hol’ Up,” “Chapter Ten,” and “Ronald Reagan Era (His Evils).” After that, he ran through a career-spanning set of his hits from every album in chronological order, eventually bringing his cousin Baby Keem out to do their recent collaborations “Family Ties” and “Range Brothers.” Watch some clips from his set below.

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Star toured his hits and brought out Baby Keem during his one scheduled performance of 2021 For more, check out: (Source)

“Our department has been in touch with officials over in Houston,” the LVMPD tells Rolling Stone, citing plans to change barrier setup and internal discussions over a variety of disaster scenarios For more, check out: (Source)

bishop briggs x sueco cover story issue 399

In issue 399, we featured Bishop Briggs and Sueco as cover artists. During our conversations, the two artists detailed their careers, their inspirations and their vision. They also spoke to the changing nature of alternative music and their ambitious visions for their own career. Along the way, they revealed their shared work ethic, a thoughtful […]

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The LA hip-hop and jazz luminary Terrace Martin has a new album called Drones out today, and he told us all about it in a freewheeling interview with our jazz columnist Phil Freeman touching on Martin’s close personal and professional relationships with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, and Kamasi Washington. It’s a must-read, and Drones is a must-hear.

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Musician’s album, out Nov. 5, also features Leon Bridges, Cordae, and Ty Dolla $ign For more, check out: (Source)

Samantha Whitehead

Back in the ’80s, jazz and hip-hop were often seen as being in conflict. Hip-hop’s locked-in, mechanical funk beats were seen as antithetical to the loose, human swing of jazz. But there were always players who defended the new music, and by the early ’90s jazz artists were attempting crossover projects. They often felt awkward and clumsy. It didn’t start to work until recently, when a generation of musicians who had grown up listening to hip-hop, breathing it like air, took their place in the jazz world.

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The longtime Kendrick Lamar collaborator has launched NoName Recordings. Listen to the label’s first single — Malik Moses’ “Show Me Something” — here exclusively For more, check out: (Source)

29-year-old Maryland rapper discusses his latest project, and why he sees himself as an “honest” rapper For more, check out: (Source)

Jay-Z has overseen some decent Super Bowl halftime shows so far. Since Roc Nation took over production duties for the Pepsi-sponsored NFL championship intermission, there’s been the J.Lo/Shakira thing, and then last year’s Weeknd set. All of that pales in comparison to the lineup that will perform at Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles.

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