Tag: Kendrick Lamar
YG, Teejayx6, LL Cool J, and Other Rappers React to George Floyd Protests with New Anthems
New tracks and old favorites soundtrack this pivotal moment in American history.
On Learning to Consume Hip-Hop Responsibly
What business do I, a middle-class girl from Canada, have listening to music rooted in black history and struggle?
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Grandoozy 2018
Fifty artists. Three nights. 177 traffic citations. 5,280 feet above sea level.
Buddy, On the Corner
The Compton local wants you to reconsider your perceptions of his neighborhood—and of him.
The Best Albums of 2017
Twenty-five full-lengths that kept us going, one way or the other.
The Best Songs of 2017
Ten compositions that changed our landscapes, big and small.
A Tale of Two Festivals at Voodoo 2017
There’s a lot to take in at New Orleans’ ~sPoOkY~ Halloween carnival. And a lot of choices to make about what the festival means to you.
Benjamin Clementine, “I Tell a Fly”
On his second album, the Mercury Prize winner is a big star and a total alien on a pilgrimage through hostile lands.
There’s no Nicki Minaj feature, no DJ Mustard club cruncher, no junk-food love songs; it’s great pop without the guilty pleasure factor.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2017 (So Far)
We’re halfway there.
Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN.”
“DAMN.” bears our struggle and triumph, swagger and fear, success and uncertainty, love and original sin.
WATCH: Fan Your FOMO with Some Coachella 2017 Video Highlights
From Radiohead’s unforeseen crowd-pleasing to “Kung Fu” Kenny’s cinematic themes
Nine of Kendrick Lamar’s Most Underrated Raps
Ease the “DAMN.” suspense with some of the deepest cuts.
In Conversation: Thundercat Has a Thunderchat About “Drunk,” Yacht Rock
Plus: You’ve been calling Kenny Loggins by the wrong name all these years.
PLAYLIST: A Soundtrack to the Resistance
Mute your TV. Turn up your stereo.
Get God on the Phone: Coachella 2017 Lineup is Announced
Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar are your headliners.
The FLOOD Top 40
Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016
Great year for music, terrible year for everything else.
A Tribe Called Quest, “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”
A Tribe Called Quest’s first album in eighteen years—and last album ever—is as urgent as “Atrocity Exhibition” and as easygoing as “The Low End Theory.”
Danny Brown, “Atrocity Exhibition”
Gleeful arts and farts from Detroit’s finest.
The Big Show: Fifteen Years of Austin City Limits Festival
A decade and a half into its run, Zilker Park’s showcase holds to its roots while playing host to the stars.
Kamasi Washington is Ready to Take the Next Step
The bandleader finally gets a break from the road. Not that he’s resting on his considerable laurels.
Fuck (Yeah to) Everything: FYF Fest 2016
A good music festival for a bad year.
Frank Ocean Releases Official “Channel ORANGE” Followup
Say hello to “Blond.”
Celebrate the First Day of Lolla 2016 with 19 Videos from 19 Lollapaloozas
One from every year of the festival’s history.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Panorama (7/22–24/2016)
Coachella goes east.
PLAYLIST: C. W. Stoneking Shares the Songs that Influenced “Gon’ Boogaloo”
From Ethiopian jazz to Hank Williams to Kanye West.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016 (So Far)
It’s been six months already?