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.
yg sounds off on his anti-trump crusade
We get candid with the California rapper who’s leading the charge against the toxic bigot and working to improve his Compton community.
kendrick lamar sounds off about reebok classics and south central style
We followed Kendrick Lamar to Manchester -- where he dropped in on a local community center to battle young kids -- to catch up about bringing unity to Compton.
watch kendrick lamar rap 'alright' with the people of compton
Ahead of the Grammys, the rapper hit up his hometown for an community rendition of rap banger turned protest anthem 'Alright.'
kendrick lamar will be given the keys to compton
Obama’s (and our) favorite rapper will receive the high honor from his hometown in February.
the significance of dr dre
Following the release of his new – and apparently final – album, we consider the sheer sonic importance of Andre Young…
how 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.
kendrick lamar is campaigning to end gang violence in la
The rapper got members of rival gangs the Pirus and the Crips to discuss his new sneakers and their message of unity.
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.
kendrick drops 'king kunta' video
The rapper is at home in sundrenched Compton for the new clip.
why kendrick lamar's latest drop already matters
First impressions of 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' the Compton native's surprise masterpiece.
seven minutes with kendrick lamar
We go back to school with the Compton rapper as he releases new video for his track I Am.