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Kendrick Lamar Releases Highly Anticipated New Album ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’

Kendrick Lamar’s new album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers is out now after gaining massive anticipation from fans and musicians alike. The new project comes just two days after Lamar revealed the solemn album cover via Instagram on Wednesday. Taken by photographer Renell Medrano, the cover gained support from fellow musicians Kehlani, Eric Bellinger, Roddy […]

Does Kendrick Lamar Run Afoul of Copyright Law by Using Deepfakes in “The Heart Part 5”?

The rapper morphs into various celebrities in his newest music video. The deepfakes likely don't run afoul of copyright law — for now.

Kendrick Lamar Drops New Song “The Heart Part 5”

With just days to go until the release of new album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar surprise dropped a new song Sunday night. A music video was released alongside the track. The clip, directed by Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar, has Lamar’s face morphing into the likes of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, […]

Kendrick Lamar Set to Drop New Album in May

Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, is set to release on May 13. The rapper and pgLang co-founder tweeted out the album announcement in response to a February tweet from a user that read, “Kendrick Lamar is officially retired.” Lamar quoted the tweet with a link to his Oklama website, […]

Super Bowl Set Designer Reveals Sketches, Inspiration Behind Historic Halftime Show

Es Devlin is an artist and designer, talents that can be distributed across many disciplines, and her website lists dozens of credits that show how far she has stretched. Known for large-scale performative sculptures and set pieces, Devlin has worked with superstars like Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West and The Weeknd on arena tours, collaborated with […]

Super Bowl Halftime Show Producer Jesse Collins on “Day One” Mission to Honor Dr. Dre and the City of Compton

Jesse Collins hasn’t had a lot of time to catch his breath. The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show producer — a veteran of entertainment’s biggest live productions from the Oscars and Grammys to the American Music Awards and BET Awards — segued straight from working on the global spectacle to a slate of pressing new […]

Super Bowl Choreographer Breaks Down Historic Halftime Show: “A Block of Compton Inside of SoFi Stadium”

Fatima Robinson — famous for her choreography for the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, Aaliyah, Rihanna, Britney Spears and the Oscars —  was the mind behind the moves for Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI halftime show, starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Her second Super Bowl, after having also choreographed […]

Critic’s Notebook: Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Eminem Lead Thrilling, Nostalgic Super Bowl Halftime

Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige brought high-flying talent to Super Bowl LVI, while 50 Cent dangled upside down uncomfortably in the first hip-hop centric halftime show in Big Game history.

Dr. Dre Leads Energetic Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, Combining Poignant Moments With Classic Hip-Hop

It was Dr. Dre’s day during the highly anticipated halftime show of NBC’s 2022 Super Bowl broadcast, with the notable moments including Eminem taking a knee onstage. The hit-laden concert, which featured performances from Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, provided musical entertainment at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, […]

Super Bowl LVI: “All Plans in Place” for Game, Red Carpet Events Despite COVID-19 Surge

SoFi Stadium opened the gates at Entry 3 on Thursday morning for a panel that featured key Super Bowl LVI stakeholders offering an update on the state of affairs for the big game with 30 days to go before kickoff on Feb. 13. There was no shortage of optimism flowing from the stage despite an […]

Pepsi Debuts Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Mobile App

Super Bowl LVI is now less than two months away and Pepsi is making sure fans will be ready for the big day on Feb. 13 with today’s launch of the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show mobile app. Available now for pre-order on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the free app […]

Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show: Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg to Perform

“43 Grammys, 19 No. 1 Billboard albums and 5 legendary artists on the biggest stage in Los Angeles,” is how Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation revealed the lineup for the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, with a monster roster comprising Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. The music […]