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Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers review: Kendrick made us think about it, but he is not our saviour

After a five-year hiatus since the release of his Pulitzer-award winning album Damn, during which the world has witnessed the pandemic, Trump’s tenure and the intensification of the Black Lives Matter movement, Kendrick Lamar’s album could not have been more anticipated. Lamar’s stylistic redirection towards introspection results in a project that acts out the healing […]

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Reclaiming derogatory terms: empowering or harmful?

Content Warning: offensive language Slurs, profanity and derogatory terms. Should they have a place in our day to day discourse? Frequently there is an argument that reclaiming terms that were once used to oppress as a means to empower is today a necessity, in both an acknowledgement of history and a demonstration of change. But […]

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Live Music

Kendrick Lamar at SSE Hydro: Kung-Fu Kenny, King of Hip-Hop

SSE Hydro, Glasgow 11th February 2018 After five long years, Kendrick Lamar has made his long-awaited return to Glasgow. With his last time on stage here being in 2013, following the release of good kid, m.A.A.d city, Lamar has since conquered the world of hip-hop and risen as king, his influence spreading not just musically, […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack is fun & feature-filled

3.5/5 stars In an interview, Kendrick Lamar stated he and Top Dawg never actually planned on producing the soundtrack to Black Panther. Nevertheless, Black Panther The Album is a very solid project. Kendrick is on nearly every track, sometimes with a more prominent role, and sometimes carrying only a refrain. The first half features the bulk of […]

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Music Singles

‘Power’, Rapsody and Lamar

Rating: 4/5 Two long years since demanding the spotlight on ‘Complexion,’ from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Rapsody and Lamar have reunited again on Rapsody’s single ‘Power’. With the subtle intensity of dwindling electric guitar and 9th Wonder’s beats, the song takes listeners on a hypnotic journey about its title: power. The lyrics are […]

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All the Stars with Kendrick Lamar

Rating: 2/5 For the record, this never happened. Kendrick Lamar and SZA are both coming off massive years. Kendrick with DAMN, SZA with CTRL. Top Dawg are the hottest label in hip-hop right now. Naturally, when the producers from Marvel’s Black Panther came knocking, they would take the opportunity for more publicity. After all, it […]

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The supply and demand of Kendrick’s untitled unmastered.

Kendrick Lamar’s Section. 80, good kid, m.A.A. city, To Pimp A Butterfly, as music fans we are currently living in an age of one of the most frighteningly consistent artists of our time. Every album – and this will be subject to debate for years to come – better than the last, every release creating […]

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Interview with Zak Abel

Zak Abel is a young musician, currently on tour with Kwabs. When I interviewed him, he was walking from room to room at a GP in London to search for an elusive Wifi signal. LGG: So you’ve been on tour with Kwabs for a few shows now, where have you been? ZA: Manchester, Birmingham and […]