Fresh Air music critic Ken Tucker says the rapper's second album has an excitingly adventurous sound.
This week we're introducing a mini-podcast from All Songs Considered for conversations about news, songs, musicians that have captured our imagination.
Kendrick Lamar's long-awaited new album dropped late Sunday night, nine days early. On it, the rapper wades into our current moment of peril around race, inequality and brutality.
A New Jersey high school teacher used the rapper's latest album to teach a unit on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Lamar found out about it, and decided to stop in for a visit.
Discussing the rapper’s new album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
Driver, who stars in While We're Young, talks about his days in the military; Ken Tucker reviews Lamar's latest album To Pimp A Butterfly; Philip Glass discusses his new memoir Words Without Music.
Nick Bollinger examines a confrontational and complex new album from rapper Kendrick Lamar.
In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.
In "Ab-Souls Outro," rapper Kendrick Lamar attempts to look past the pursuit of stardom.
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