Tag: Kendrick Lamar
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.”