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steve lacy: musical wunderkind

Exclusive: About to drop a debut album unlike anything before it, Steve Lacy is the voice of a generation. Here, he finds a moment's peace in the Santa Monica Mountains to discuss a remarkable potential realised before turning 21.
Ryan White
5.2.19
Music

​watch kendrick lamar rap alright with the people of compton

Ahead of the Grammys, the rapper hits up his hometown for an community rendition of pop song turned protest anthem Alright.
Charlotte Gush
1.26.16
Music

​kendrick lamar to be given the keys to compton

Obama’s (and our) favourite rapper will receive the high honour from his hometown in February.
Charlotte Gush
1.15.16
Music

the significance of dr dre

Following the release of his new – and apparently final – album, we consider the sheer sonic importance of Andre Young…
Hattie Collins
8.11.15
Music

dr dre is crusading for compton youth

The rap icon is donating all of the profits from his first album in over a decade to help build a new arts center in his Southern California home city.
Emily Manning
8.8.15
Music

kendrick lamar is campaigning to end gang violence in la

The rapper got members of rival gangs to discuss his new sneakers and their message of unity.
i-D Staff
7.20.15
Music

​kendrick on compton, confidence and busting grooves

The rapper opened up to Mary Anne Hobbs on her BBC 6 Music show. Here are 15 hot bits of new Lamar knowledge.
Stuart Brumfitt
7.7.15
News

​kendrick drops king kunta video

The rapper is at home in sundrenched Compton for the new clip.
Tom Ivin
4.2.15
Music

5 things we learnt on first play of kendrick lamar's to pimp a butterfly

Thought-provoking, politicised, empowering…. The Compton native drops what might just be another masterpiece….
Hattie Collins
3.16.15
Music

seven minutes with kendrick lamar

As he releases his new track The Blacker The Berry, Kendrick took us back to Compton at the end of last year to talk race, politics and Reeboks.
Stuart Brumfitt
2.10.15
Music

​kendrick lamar announces reebok classic partnership with an ode to compton

Kendrick goes back to his Compton high school to launch his Reebok collaboration with inspirational video, I Am.
Francesca Dunn
12.11.14
Music

my krazy life: compton rapper yg tells his story of gangs, jail and bitches

Over the last twelve months, YG has risen from “ratchet underdog” to compelling newcomer, fast emerging as one of the most interesting rhymers to hail from California since that young kid and his maad city. i-D meets Young Gangsta in LA and New York to...
Hattie Collins
7.3.14
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