Watch Don Cheadle and Kendrick Lamar Lip Sync Battle In the 'DNA' Video

“DNA” is the most relentlessly rapped track on Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., an album that plays like a deep, critical exhale from the intensity of To Pimp a Butterfly. The song now has a video, where we find Kendrick—a pretty good actor—locked in an interrogation room with another pretty good actor, Don Cheadle, who jokes,…

Listen to 'No More Parties in L.A.,' Kanye's New, Great Song with Kendrick Lamar 

“Pink fur got Nori dressing like Cam” is obviously the best line of this track on listens 1-10, and despite it, Kanye sounds less like a dad here than on any other tracks he’s teased from SWISH, out February 11, so far. “No More Parties in L.A.” is the fruit of a My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy-era session, and…

Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' Is Our Song of the Summer

A bright spot on an otherwise bleak album, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” instantly feels necessary. Besides being the most celebratory jam on To Pimp a Butterfly, it’s a modern-day liberation anthem. It’s that first salvational gasp after nearly drowning. Yet, for such a happy song, “Alright” is innately sad. By design,…