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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

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.
Emily Manning
i-D Staff
7.27.16
Music

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.
Stuart Brumfitt
3.16.16
Music

​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.'
Charlotte Gush
1.26.16
Music

​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.
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
i-D Staff
8.11.15
Music

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.
Emily Manning
8.7.15
Music

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.
i-D Staff
Alice Newell-Hanson
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
7.8.15
News

​kendrick drops 'king kunta' video

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

why kendrick lamar's latest drop already matters

First impressions of 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' the Compton native's surprise masterpiece.
Hattie Collins
3.16.15
Music

seven minutes with kendrick lamar

We go back to school with the Compton rapper as he releases new video for his track I Am.
Stuart Brumfitt
12.12.14
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