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2022 American Music Awards: See the Complete Winners List
"Taylor Swift won artist of the year at the American Music Awards for a 7th time Sunday in Los Angeles I'm Archie's are a lot of with the latest Taylor Swift won 6 awards out of the 6 for which he was nominated at the American Music Awards She says she was lucky enough to make music that she likes and fans embrace it so she makes more I have the fans to thank essentially for my happiness One of the showstoppers of the night was an all star tribute to Lionel Richie led by Stevie Wonder and Charlie puth on pianos Other winners include Beyoncé Bad Bunny Harry Styles BTS Kendrick Lamar and Morgan
Beyoncé ties Grammy record after leading nominations with 9
"Ten works are competing for the top award at the Grammys album of the year I'm Archie's are a letter with a look at the nominees Voyage ABBA's first album in 40 years will compete against Adele's 30 and Beyoncé's renaissance for album of the year Harry's house by Harry Styles is also a contender along with good morning gorges by Mary J. Blige lizzo's special Brandi carlile's in the silent days and mister morrell in the big steppers by Kendrick Lamar The final competitors are Coldplay's music of the spheres and UNOS and tea by Bad Bunny the first album to be nominated for album of the year at the Grammys and the Latin Grammys
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Clubmarket Demo
"Up tell them some Madonna taking hell alone give it to me now make that thing pop like it's in me or not oh baby like it raw if this shimmy shimmy yeah huh get like me never met a mother mother fresh like me all these motherfuckers wanna dress like me but the chrome till you don't make it sweat like jeans I'm the hella the Gucci shella like how you fucking getting bigger and keep it triller she rolling switches but her chickens. I put my boat money they getting vulnerable for liquor. She love my licorice. I let her look it they say money make money make act bigger at least hell figure it. Like I'm a humping dog turn and turn the chick out have a huff and boys peace I love bad bad got my grandma brought and yeah I like to pick up rock rock I love bad bad got my grandma broke and yeah I like it I got problems I love bad bad that's my problem and yeah I like to pick out a rock they finding somebody real as you problem bring your girls to the crib maybe we can so I know you never win this beat is on make you think about all of the you been leading on make me think about all of the rappers I've been feeding on got a feeling that's the same dudes that we speaking all whole word ain't heard my album who you sleeping on. You should print the out and have a read along when the singer sing along let you roll the long and just okay and judge drop down and get your eagle on or we can stay up at the stars and put The Beatles on all the shit you talking about is not a full discussion. I will pay to make a big out on paper no reduction if it's coming from it no then I don't trust it if you coming from my head and from my head and get the busing bustle I don't really say this often but this long campaign for the long talking I'd be a little bad bad got my from my problems and yeah I like to go wrong I love bad bad got my grandma broke and yeah I like it I got my bra I love that my grandma and yeah I like to pick out a problem if I hit somebody real is your problem bring your girls to the crib maybe we can solve it uh yeah Ho. This the finale. My pep talk turned into a pep rally say she from the hood boy she living set the wallet now vacated in Atlanta then she gone got the Cali. Got your girl on my line world on the line. The irony of at the same room. She honored me like a 106. Girl, I know you want that dude. Yeah, I'm Kendrick Lamar AKA business
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on WTOP
"Changes in the new season right, Matt. Yeah, you're going to see a considerably smaller cast this time, although it's still a pretty big ensemble, but they were up to 20 plus people in that group of people. But Kate McKinnon is probably the biggest name to go. She's an Emmy winner for her ensemble work, but she's out and so is 80 Bryant and that lightning rod we know as Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney Alex Moffat, venues bill of villasenor sorry about that. Chris redd, one of the more recent guys. But they're all moving on, but there's going to be four new featured players coming in this season. And those that's how they everybody almost everybody starts. So maybe they'll break out as well. We'll see, but it is definitely a transitional season for SNL and its 48th year. Miles Teller is the first time guest host. He comes from Top Gun: Maverick and Kendrick Lamar returns as musical guest weekend update as it ever was. So there is still some stability with SNL that it will look like a different show tonight. Okay, well, as that one carries on, tomorrow night, we're seeing the beginning of the end of the show that started on the zombies on TV. Yeah, The Walking Dead, which was a huge hit. It's not quite as big a hit now, but because it's kind of played out, I think, but the final season was played out over three 8 episode chunks in the final 8 episodes began on Sunday. And once again, they're fighting other humans, not the zombies for the most part, but as they face down the Commonwealth, we'll see how it all ends, but there's going to be more spin offs to come, including negan and Maggie going to go off to New York at some point. You'll see other spin offs Walking Dead is not dead, but the mothership is just about there. Okay. And you say Sunday Night will also bring us some Halloween type programming. Well, a huge anticipation for Anne Rice's interview with the vampire on AMC adapting one of the most classic books in the canon and sort of updating it'll be a little bit and certainly it's very steamy and it's very Supernatural and if you like Anne Rice, it changes quite a bit of the content, but it also captures the tone pretty well. It's pretty cool stuff. So anyway, interviewed the vampire begins on Sunday on AMC. Thanks so much, Matt. You bet. TV guides Matt rauch. It's 1113
Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Kendrick Lamar top MTV VMA nominees
"Lil Nas X Jack Harlow and Kendrick Lamar lead the MTV Video Music Awards nominations with 7 each a marchesa a letter with the latest Collaboration industry baby earned 6 nominations including video of the year and each of them get one for artist of the year For the first time the video and artist of the year categories have been expanded to 7 Kendrick Lamar's N95 and family ties earned 7 nominations as well mostly in technical categories Madonna has become the only artist to be nominated in each of the VMAs 5 decades as she gets a nod for long form video for madam X the MTV VMAs will be August 28th in Newark New Jersey
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
". Mini day commissioner vice chair Oliver Gilbert says the Miami area has turned into a tourism focal point. But they're going to stay in hotels and they're going to eat at restaurants and those are the things to help power our economy. The music festival has grown since its South Florida debut in 2015 and is back in full force after there were still concerns about COVID-19 last year, more than 100 artists are scheduled to perform, Kodak black and Kendrick Lamar closed out the festival Sunday. Out of Comic-Con going on this weekend in San Diego, a trailer's been dropped for the new Black Panther movie. That was released yesterday during the Marvel Studios panel, the trailer showing the Wakanda nation having to look for a new hero following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman. The Black Panther star died in 2020 at age 43. Black Panther Wakanda forever is due for release November 11th. I'm Scott Carr. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. There's growing concern over the global spread of monkeypox now more than 16,000 cases have been detected across 75 countries. The World Health Organization declares the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Tedros adnam, Gabriel, is director general of the World Health Organization. We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission about which we understand truly true. In the U.S., nearly 2900 cases have been detected, including two cases of monkeypox in children. The suspect charged with attacking representative Lee zeldin at a campaign event Thursday was arrested yesterday and charged with a federal crime. David G janco bonus of fairport made an initial appearance Saturday before a U.S. magistrate judge and is being held pending a detention hearing July 27th, officials say the charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. Rockaway beach was closed yesterday afternoon because of shark sightings. The city department of Parks and Recreation officials said the beach will open when it's safe. There have been so far 5 shark attacks along coastal areas near Long Island in the past two weeks. The Federal Reserve meets on interest rates this week and Wall Street anticipates more aggressive action on the part of the U.S. Central Bank. Bloomberg's Vinny del giudice reports. Bloomberg survey sees another 75 basis point rate increase as the FedEx that contained this year's inflation invasion last month 75 point move was the largest in almost 30 years aimed at tempering economic growth. Something is brewing. Standard and poor's global says its U.S. business activity index is signaling a sizable slowdown for the first time since May 2020 as interest rates rise. They need to Bloomberg radio. Global
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Popcast
"You know, I mean, I like Kodak. I mean, a codex a really impressive rapper. Well, I also think there's a weird thing his sort of taken hold in the past couple of years of looking through credits. And I feel like it happened with Drake's element, it's happened a few times where someone would find like an R. Kelly credit or a insert problematic musician. And I feel like it's a very weird and odd thing to kind of normalize. And I feel like Kodak by clearly has a career. He clearly has an audience and it's not going to be, I don't know, just inhibit in and of itself being on the record doesn't seem like a grievous thing. And it also kind of like the sensibility I got was like being in the church pews and like the bad kid is like on the pulpit like doing a performance and you know all the stuff they did but like now they're a church. It didn't feel like it was like promoting Kodak black and it's probably things he's done specifically because the record makes a point to talk about treating black women better. He says this stuff repeatedly is drilling this foam and he's got this guy who just last year pleaded to a crazy case. And I don't know if maybe that's just kind of like a performance of imperfection or whatever like a delivery artistic decision to be like while I want to push this message I also have to consider people who are not all the way along in their journey on this. I mean, he does have the Jesus crown on. Yes. It's ironic, but also is it? He's leading by example. It's like the, it's like the Julius Caesar refusing the crowd kind of thing. Everybody knows what you mean to people and regardless of what title you want to put on it. It's always going to be what it is. I think that he's trying to redirect something that there's no control over people who are always going to look up to him. Even in this prickly and I would say often confrontational record, it's being lifted up by a lot of people, it's just one of the greatest things that's happened this year. So really what damage was done to that people look up to him and hang on every word, sort of situation, you know? We're talking about Jesus, which brings me to the last topic. That I really want to talk about. Did not make an appearance on this album, so that's how you know it was in a classic. Okay. The ones that he appears on are the classics and the Jesus was too busy on the NF record to show up in the Kendrick record. Okay, okay. So here's the question that I have for each of you. No, because some of this stuff could be lecrae, like a couple of times. Yes. Absolutely. 100%. Like you told me that there was like maverick city music like studio musicians, like in the background, I would not be surprised also. You know? It may take some respect on kids cave. He's a better rapper than a crank. No, listen, lecrae is a talented individual who puts a lot of effort into those records. It is just that there is sometimes when the subject, like that, I'm not going to push it, it's a half dog. Then it's okay. I believe that we all can believe in all acknowledge that we can not the didacticism of some of this stuff and just not at it. And then keep walking by. And we're going to compare the principal. He's going to hold the cradle so. Yes. Totally fair. But is he going to hold Kanye? Now, this is the question I have. And I'm hoping we'll all have different answers to it, but we'll see. Where in the Kanye arc is Kendrick right now? Wow. I feel like he's further along than Kanye's. Like, you think you've post donned a two? Yes. This is a better DOM to two. This is the fatherhood fears and trying to throw the audience record, which is what yeezus wants for Kanye. Okay, so you're saying postdoc to two Jeff, you're saying yeezus, Craig. What do you think? The verses are finished. Their songs on this one, they're inspired songs on this one. I kind of don't agree with the question. I feel like they should be like, where is he at in the Drake arc? Oh. I feel like his beef with Drake honestly messes up. If Kendrick and Drake would have stayed cool. No. No. What universe or Kendrick and Drake? What are they arguing? No, I know but literally what contender could just. This is the thing. Kanye and Drake have things to argue about Kendrick and Kanye have things to argue about. I struggle to know what Kendrick and Drake truly have done. And it was like this subtle thing that I'm sure they're probably Friends. You have professional frost with people who are good at what they do and also so were you and you just don't like each other. I have a lot. There's a lot of people like that. That's normal. Yeah. But is it real? But like, I don't know, man, these are adults. Like, I'm an adult, like I let that go ten, 15 years ago. Everybody has that one person, they just simply would never talk to in their industry, and that's just what that is. Also, like, just everyone wants to claim the greatest and there can't be two at the same time. The catalysts don't match up though like Drake is like a micro inside my head record kind of guy and Kendrick is everything outside of my brain. Yeah. And even on the therapy record, even we could go through the catalog like, okay, Kendrick do have some joints, like he has radio hits. It's on this record counts contrary to the critical thrust saying otherwise this stuff that wants to be seen among the other rappers that are out right now, I think. Okay, can I propose something? What if this is 8 O 8s? Damn is graduation. The kind of like big ambitious, like I'm here, I'm present. I can make records of this scale that are going to cross over and touch everybody. And this is what happens when your life falls apart and you realize that when you thought you were at the top, you actually have collapsed fully, and there's nothing underneath you, except the mountain that you climb, that got kicked out from under you. To me, that's how this scans, and then that makes me want to do this. Is he really had a cataclysmic thing? Well, based on the snippets of information. You know, it's like, he got found out, we don't know the extent of it. We don't know the cost. We don't know. Also, there's like a heel loots to sex addiction kind of. And I thought that was important. Yeah. Well, the paper record. Mostly talked about texting in my feel like. First of all, it's the podcast of record and the rules are different. But that makes me wonder, is there on the back end of this a fantasy, like a kind of like fully formed like, okay, I shook off this whatever, now I'm gonna come back with a fully orchestrated Magnum Opus that, yes, I put together this kind of piecemeal half emotional record with some strange and potentially unacceptable bars, but I'm gonna come back with like the full LA symphony orchestra Pink Floyd the wall massive record after this. I go back and forth between not knowing what to expect and feeling like this was really settling a lot of things that the next one is going to go on a crazy direction. But that could be just the stuff that you tell yourself when somebody has made the record that isn't necessarily the one that you want. Yeah. Hit the highs, then I needed it to as often as I've expected to from that artist. And maybe feeling like, oh, he's going to go crazy the next time is copium, maybe he really is trying to push things around and change up the art. Can I ask just like a meta criticism question? Because it's something that was really on my mind as I was writing the review. Because we'll do critic picks sometimes for really impressive records. And I was like, I don't think I'm going to give this a critics big, but I was like, I'm so used to and Steven, your review is the first pitcher to review of a Kendrick record since section 80. That was not best new music. I was sort of wondering like, am I going to be out on a limb here being like, this is an imperfect Kendrick record. But it turns out that everybody felt that way, or almost everybody seemed to feel that way. Was it, was it at all strange to watch that happen in kind of real time? Because I feel like critical discourse sometimes can be blunted and dull, especially about stars of a certain caliber with a certain expectation. And I was like wondering kind of like looking at other people's papers a little bit like, okay, is anybody going to also say this? Or am I going to be floating down here alone? And then it turned out we all kind of could have just, you know, more or less filed one review because we all mostly thought similar things. I mean, I don't have any heroes. That's right. That's right. I'd say it louder. Say it with your chest. Say it with your chest. I listened to the music that I respond to the music. You know, I did have high expectations, but they expectations didn't make the music. I wasn't in the studio. This is just like be hoping it's good. If it's mid, it's mid, you know? Yeah, like I didn't come in thinking I wanted anything, but I was like, yo, what if we could hear Kendrick talk about XYZ? And he wanted to talk about fast and angry tweets. Sometimes, you know, you have to go through that stuff. And there's a lot of people who are in their hard headed area who were in there on rejecting the thing that everybody wants me to do era and we're getting a lot of head ass records because people are pushing back at. They're the public perception of themselves in ways that shouldn't matter to them. I get it, but come on. It's been 5 years now. Let's get past this. It's not just happening inside the confines of the Kentucky record and I feel like that we're talking about cancel culture and all that stuff and like deliberate transgression stuff inside the Kendrick record and music, this area is so tainted with that mindset that it's even got into like that. I don't know where do people stop worrying about whoever is not trying to hear what they say. In pitch the whole record pitched the whole show pitched the whole special, whatever the thing that you're making is to the people who want to hear it, you know? It does make me wonder that energy that, oh, they're not ready for this conversation or I try to have this conversation and they don't want it. Is that kind of like a proxy discourse for, hey, I tried something and for the first time, it's kind of not hitting. So it couldn't possibly be not hitting because it's bad or because it's unappealing. It must be not hitting because of what I'm talking about, and because they don't want me to talk about it. Sometimes when you hear Kendrick or like Dave Chappelle or whatever, like griping about someone like this, like sometimes I'm just like maybe the material's not hitting. It doesn't have to do with these other kind of like big picture thematic cancel ideas. Maybe it's isolating in their branches in their mansions in their beaches and listening to the people who are telling them they agree with them and yeah, they're just everyone is everyone's head is just so far up their own they're like, it's really exquisite to watch every single person go through this. Every famous rapper from a surgeon. It's Elon Musk telling people he's going to vote Republican now. It's just like it's everywhere and it's like annoying and like I'm very tired of just that whole thread. You can't even call it a thread. It's the whole rope to what you're talking about, John, with a lot of the records that have come out at least in the past two years. I think we're really getting a sense of who these people are in the context of not having a world around them to just adore them or whatever. So we were all listening to celebrities in the pandemic, where it's like, you know what? Why can't I say what I want? Why can't I say it? It's like these guys are actually just like rich jerks. But wait, wait, wait, wait, but there's been some slappers that have come out during the pandemic from the same rich jerk slappers, rich jerks. No, that's my new Spotify. If I catch my constantly updated Spotify playlist. This whole Kendrick record was like, how funny would it be if he just got yeet on one track? The raft that has blown up most recently, I feel like is so much closer to where people are. And I think you're hearing a lot of these kind of former stars of the genre start to feel a bit threatened. It's like, does Kendrick have a lot? At this point. But here's the thing, that is true and that's been, I'd say that's been happening since 2010, but the Earl sweatshirt album also very insular, but really interesting, from really this year's sick. That's also in a very heady space in this space of the Vince record. It's possible to be inside your head and also make records, like people are doing it. Oh, for sure. I think those are two good examples of people who aren't going to be Drake or Kanye. Right, but also vintage someone, Vince is someone who also has a less imposed upon moral presentation than Kendra. He's Vince has more latitude. I always feel to navigate. Then Kendrick seems to have. Oh, yeah, sure. But he came ready to wrap though. I feel like I at least respect that. Well, guys, again, it's a joy to talk Kendrick with three people who will never lose touch. Steven, Jeff Craig. Steven are they cussing you for the pitchfork review? Yeah, I have my mucin filters very established. I caught three days of smoke for pimple butterfly. So like, just know that it'll always happen, it's not necessarily just about you. They hate whoever is in the seat. I appreciate that. I mean, can confirm. That's our show. Listen to every podcast ever at MI times dot com slash podcast email me a podcast NY times dot com, get in the Facebook group, get in the Discord, subscribe to podcasts anywhere you get your audio content, Apple, Google, stitcher, Spotify, et cetera, our producers, pager rosato, from head separate media, we will be back next week. Let's go out with some Kendrick incantations on mirror. You won't grow waiting on me. I can't live in the matrix talking for a short on your graces. This time I won't trade places but not about trouble's wrong.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Popcast
"Hit the highs, then I needed it to as often as I've expected to from that artist. And maybe feeling like, oh, he's going to go crazy the next time is copium, maybe he really is trying to push things around and change up the art. Can I ask just like a meta criticism question? Because it's something that was really on my mind as I was writing the review. Because we'll do critic picks sometimes for really impressive records. And I was like, I don't think I'm going to give this a critics big, but I was like, I'm so used to and Steven, your review is the first pitcher to review of a Kendrick record since section 80. That was not best new music. I was sort of wondering like, am I going to be out on a limb here being like, this is an imperfect Kendrick record. But it turns out that everybody felt that way, or almost everybody seemed to feel that way. Was it, was it at all strange to watch that happen in kind of real time? Because I feel like critical discourse sometimes can be blunted and dull, especially about stars of a certain caliber with a certain expectation. And I was like wondering kind of like looking at other people's papers a little bit like, okay, is anybody going to also say this? Or am I going to be floating down here alone? And then it turned out we all kind of could have just, you know, more or less filed one review because we all mostly thought similar things. I mean, I don't have any heroes. That's right. That's right. I'd say it louder. Say it with your chest. Say it with your chest. I listened to the music that I respond to the music. You know, I did have high expectations, but they expectations didn't make the music. I wasn't in the studio. This is just like be hoping it's good. If it's mid, it's mid, you know? Yeah, like I didn't come in thinking I wanted anything, but I was like, yo, what if we could hear Kendrick talk about XYZ? And he wanted to talk about fast and angry tweets. Sometimes, you know, you have to go through that stuff. And there's a lot of people who are in their hard headed area who were in there on rejecting the thing that everybody wants me to do era and we're getting a lot of head ass records because people are pushing back at. They're the public perception of themselves in ways that shouldn't matter to them. I get it, but come on. It's been 5 years now. Let's get past this. It's not just happening inside the confines of the Kentucky record and I feel like that we're talking about cancel culture and all that stuff and like deliberate transgression stuff inside the Kendrick record and music, this area is so tainted with that mindset that it's even got into like that. I don't know where do people stop worrying about whoever is not trying to hear what they say. In pitch the whole record pitched the whole show pitched the whole special, whatever the thing that you're making is to the people who want to hear it, you know? It does make me wonder that energy that, oh, they're not ready for this conversation or I try to have this conversation and they don't want it. Is that kind of like a proxy discourse for, hey, I tried something and for the first time, it's kind of not hitting. So it couldn't possibly be not hitting because it's bad or because it's unappealing. It must be not hitting because of what I'm talking about, and because they don't want me to talk about it. Sometimes when you hear Kendrick or like Dave Chappelle or whatever, like griping about someone like this, like sometimes I'm just like maybe the material's not hitting. It doesn't have to do with these other kind of like big picture thematic cancel ideas. Maybe it's isolating in their branches in their mansions in their beaches and listening to the people who are telling them they agree with them and yeah, they're just everyone is everyone's head is just so far up their own they're like, it's really exquisite to watch every single person go through this. Every famous rapper from a surgeon. It's Elon Musk telling people he's going to vote Republican now. It's just like it's everywhere and it's like annoying and like I'm very tired of just that whole thread. You can't even call it a thread. It's the whole rope to what you're talking about, John, with a lot of the records that have come out at least in the past two years. I think we're really getting a sense of who these people are in the context of not having a world around them to just adore them or whatever. So we were all listening to celebrities in the pandemic, where it's like, you know what? Why can't I say what I want? Why can't I say it? It's like these guys are actually just like rich jerks. But wait, wait, wait, wait, but there's been some slappers that have come out during the pandemic from the same rich jerk slappers, rich jerks. No, that's my new Spotify. If I catch my constantly updated Spotify playlist. This whole Kendrick record was like, how funny would it be if he just got yeet on one track? The raft that has blown up most recently, I feel like is so much closer to where people are. And I think you're hearing a lot of these kind of former stars of the genre start to feel a bit threatened. It's like, does Kendrick have a lot? At this point. But here's the thing, that is true and that's been, I'd say that's been happening since 2010, but the Earl sweatshirt album also very insular, but really interesting, from really this year's sick. That's also in a very heady space in this space of the Vince record. It's possible to be inside your head and also make records, like people are doing it. Oh, for sure. I think those are two good examples of people who aren't going to be Drake or Kanye. Right, but also vintage someone, Vince is someone who also has a less imposed upon moral presentation than Kendra. He's Vince has more latitude. I always feel to navigate. Then Kendrick seems to have. Oh, yeah, sure. But he came ready to wrap though. I feel like I at least respect that. Well, guys, again, it's a joy to talk Kendrick with three people who will never lose touch. Steven, Jeff Craig. Steven are they cussing you for the pitchfork review? Yeah, I have my mucin filters very established. I caught three days of smoke for pimple butterfly. So like, just know that it'll always happen, it's not necessarily just about you. They hate whoever is in the seat. I appreciate that. I mean, can confirm. That's our show. Listen to every podcast ever at MI times dot com slash podcast email me a podcast NY times dot com, get in the Facebook group, get in the Discord, subscribe to podcasts anywhere you get your audio content, Apple, Google, stitcher, Spotify, et cetera, our producers, pager rosato, from head separate media, we will be back next week. Let's go out with some Kendrick incantations on mirror..
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Popcast
"The block I ain't have no part. I also really like a spirit. You know, I mean, I like Kodak. I mean, a codex a really impressive rapper. Well, I also think there's a weird thing his sort of taken hold in the past couple of years of looking through credits. And I feel like it happened with Drake's element, it's happened a few times where someone would find like an R. Kelly credit or a insert problematic musician. And I feel like it's a very weird and odd thing to kind of normalize. And I feel like Kodak by clearly has a career. He clearly has an audience and it's not going to be, I don't know, just inhibit in and of itself being on the record doesn't seem like a grievous thing. And it also kind of like the sensibility I got was like being in the church pews and like the bad kid is like on the pulpit like doing a performance and you know all the stuff they did but like now they're a church. It didn't feel like it was like promoting Kodak black and it's probably things he's done specifically because the record makes a point to talk about treating black women better. He says this stuff repeatedly is drilling this foam and he's got this guy who just last year pleaded to a crazy case. And I don't know if maybe that's just kind of like a performance of imperfection or whatever like a delivery artistic decision to be like while I want to push this message I also have to consider people who are not all the way along in their journey on this. I mean, he does have the Jesus crown on. Yes. It's ironic, but also is it? He's leading by example. It's like the, it's like the Julius Caesar refusing the crowd kind of thing. Everybody knows what you mean to people and regardless of what title you want to put on it. It's always going to be what it is. I think that he's trying to redirect something that there's no control over people who are always going to look up to him. Even in this prickly and I would say often confrontational record, it's being lifted up by a lot of people, it's just one of the greatest things that's happened this year. So really what damage was done to that people look up to him and hang on every word, sort of situation, you know? We're talking about Jesus, which brings me to the last topic. That I really want to talk about. Did not make an appearance on this album, so that's how you know it was in a classic. Okay. The ones that he appears on are the classics and the Jesus was too busy on the NF record to show up in the Kendrick record. Okay, okay. So here's the question that I have for each of you. No, because some of this stuff could be lecrae, like a couple of times. Yes. Absolutely. 100%. Like you told me that there was like maverick city music like studio musicians, like in the background, I would not be surprised also. You know? It may take some respect on kids cave. He's a better rapper than a crank. No, listen, lecrae is a talented individual who puts a lot of effort into those records. It is just that there is sometimes when the subject, like that, I'm not going to push it, it's a half dog. Then it's okay. I believe that we all can believe in all acknowledge that we can not the didacticism of some of this stuff and just not at it. And then keep walking by. And we're going to compare the principal. He's going to hold the cradle so. Yes. Totally fair. But is he going to hold Kanye? Now, this is the question I have. And I'm hoping we'll all have different answers to it, but we'll see. Where in the Kanye arc is Kendrick right now? Wow. I feel like he's further along than Kanye's. Like, you think you've post donned a two? Yes. This is a better DOM to two. This is the fatherhood fears and trying to throw the audience record, which is what yeezus wants for Kanye. Okay, so you're saying postdoc to two Jeff, you're saying yeezus, Craig. What do you think? The verses are finished. Their songs on this one, they're inspired songs on this one. I kind of don't agree with the question. I feel like they should be like, where is he at in the Drake arc? Oh. I feel like his beef with Drake honestly messes up. If Kendrick and Drake would have stayed cool. No. No. What universe or Kendrick and Drake? What are they arguing? No, I know but literally what contender could just. This is the thing. Kanye and Drake have things to argue about Kendrick and Kanye have things to argue about. I struggle to know what Kendrick and Drake truly have done. And it was like this subtle thing that I'm sure they're probably Friends. You have professional frost with people who are good at what they do and also so were you and you just don't like each other. I have a lot. There's a lot of people like that. That's normal. Yeah. But is it real? But like, I don't know, man, these are adults. Like, I'm an adult, like I let that go ten, 15 years ago. Everybody has that one person, they just simply would never talk to in their industry, and that's just what that is. Also, like, just everyone wants to claim the greatest and there can't be two at the same time. The catalysts don't match up though like Drake is like a micro inside my head record kind of guy and Kendrick is everything outside of my brain. Yeah. And even on the therapy record, even we could go through the catalog like, okay, Kendrick do have some joints, like he has radio hits. It's on this record counts contrary to the critical thrust saying otherwise this stuff that wants to be seen among the other rappers that are out right now, I think. Okay, can I propose something? What if this is 8 O 8s? Damn is graduation. The kind of like big ambitious, like I'm here, I'm present. I can make records of this scale that are going to cross over and touch everybody. And this is what happens when your life falls apart and you realize that when you thought you were at the top, you actually have collapsed fully, and there's nothing underneath you, except the mountain that you climb, that got kicked out from under you. To me, that's how this scans, and then that makes me want to do this. Is he really had a cataclysmic thing? Well, based on the snippets of information. You know, it's like, he got found out, we don't know the extent of it. We don't know the cost. We don't know. Also, there's like a heel loots to sex addiction kind of. And I thought that was important. Yeah. Well, the paper record. Mostly talked about texting in my feel like. First of all, it's the podcast of record and the rules are different. But that makes me wonder, is there on the back end of this a fantasy, like a kind of like fully formed like, okay, I shook off this whatever, now I'm gonna come back with a fully orchestrated Magnum Opus that, yes, I put together this kind of piecemeal half emotional record with some strange and potentially unacceptable bars, but I'm gonna come back with like the full LA symphony orchestra Pink Floyd the wall massive record after this. I go back and forth between not knowing what to expect and feeling like this was really settling a lot of things that the next one is going to go on a crazy direction. But that could be just the stuff that you tell yourself when somebody has made the record that isn't necessarily the one that you want. Yeah..
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Popcast
"To the mind is God's safety. You guys were talking earlier about like Kendrick is a 90s rapper and I'd love to hear Kendrick and discourse with prodigy or so. My take on that is I'd love to hear modern Kendrick in discourse with like 1995 1996 ghostface or ray. That to me feels like super productive. It's interesting that ghostface shows up on this record with, frankly, a rather astonishing, like a really raw, tight astonishing verse. I was really grateful to hear ghostface in this mode again. Yeah, I heard that ghostface verse and I was like, oh, do I need to listen to that bad not good record? Because I did not like that record, but he was in a similar similar mode kind of weepy. Kind of in his fields. Made me think of the song he did with neo forever ago. Oh. Was that off ghost didi? Back like that. It's like basically she starts seeing an op. I always love that song because it's like ghostface getting as close as he could at the time to being sensitive. And it's like cool to hear now. A little bit more maturity there. I like them on the Kendrick record because it's just a very short span of time. Things go really cosmic. Less year of the year before I was able to talk to ghostface for like just a few minutes in the conversation was exactly like that. It started on the earth. And then suddenly we were talking about death in the universe and weird vibes that you get from about a person who's going to pass away soon. Just like ease that kind of a guy and they really like every aspect of his personality as a rapper king through it at short space. The perfect kind of rap guest verse on a big, major label in that sense. For the listeners, forgive me if I've told this story on podcasts before I back when I was writing for double-x-l in the mid 2000s, I waited for ghostface in the lobby of a Miami luxury condo for two straight days and he never showed up. It was one of the most absurd like unreal things that's happened to me in my career. Like I couldn't even get like a manager or a publicist. I couldn't get anybody on the phone. The doorman's looking at me like, what are you doing here? And I was like, I swear, go to skills here. He's gonna come down and get me. So I had to then come back to New York and then go back to Miami like the next week to do the interview eventually, and he did show up and we had the most cosmically enlightening interview, like a top 5 interview that felt very much in the vein of this verse. And I was touched by this versus it reminded me of being on whatever penthouse balcony looking over the bay and Miami and him just pure cosmology shit. Just incredible. Anyway, what a special guy. Just incredible, incredible guy. I hope that feature is good. I don't remember if it's good. I think it's good. Let's talk Kodak. Craig, you had an interesting proposition in your review. Kendrick embracing Kodak to me is Kendrick just embracing another rapper he thinks is a great rapper and perhaps someone who he thinks is not fully understood. You actually proposed the idea that maybe they're on a faith journey. I'm curious to hear how seriously you mean that and also like tell me more about it. I wasn't like totally serious, but I was like, I couldn't tell. I couldn't tell. What is the chances that this guy's like understands it. It's a really deeply provocative to have things to have one of the biggest rappers out on his record. Maybe there are ways that the audience sees rappers that rappers don't see other efforts. And that's always super clear. So I was like, you know, what if these guys just behind the scenes really talked about religious stuff and they have sort of similar outlooks. And that's why he's here and it's not like I'm trying to really complicate this message for you guys like who's to say that Kendrick has a sense that this was a bad idea. If he's on the record as much as he is. I don't know. It's just like it seems like if that's what it was and he just like, man, they would sure get a ride out of this like that's corny. I hope it's not that. But you know, this is where I think the Kendrick discourse about quote unquote cancel culture. This is maybe one of the only places where I think not that the argument has teeth per se, but if you remember like when a Spotify was gonna pull XXX kenta on off playlist during the R. Kelly moment, one of the only people to push back and Joe cost Scully reminded me of this, one of the only people that pushed back was the TDE empire of talking about censorship of music. That was really one of the only celebrity pushbacks that happened in that moment. And it does make me wonder, you know, Craig, I think your point about how audiences see a kind of schism between types of rappers is not ordinarily how it's experienced on the other side. And I think we are all mindful as critics and writers who engage in interface with Twitter and interface with these audiences that that perspective is going to shape the reception of certain decisions by musicians. Yeah, like their business associates at the end of the day, like they all work the same conventions kind of thing like they're not going to see each other the way we do. Certainly over the years, I have always been surprised like, you know, you'd be in a studio with someone and then like some random person that you would never expect would be friends with that person is just there and you're like, oh right, none of the things that are perceived from the outside are actually how it's lived on the inside. Yeah, like it's dead surprising who knows who. I remember one time I was around Mac. This became obvious around neck Miller and I was like, who just texted, you know, to see who it was to be like, oh, it's probably somebody crazy. And it was future. And I was like, okay, that didn't realize, did y'all were like, boys like that? You know, you never know who talks and you never know who sees it for each other, low key and who has a relationship outside of records because a lot of people are functionally invisible to us, except when they post. I'm pretty sure you just really respect Kodak as a rapper. There are a lot of people who, for whom it's that simple, like the guy just has bars and he has heart and that's all they care about. And also, just like, not to put you fine a point on it, but I think Kodak is someone who has had some challenges in his personal life, has obviously had some legal issues, but also I find when he's really in his self reflective penitent bag is among the most affecting writers working. Certainly in the last few years. It could be the Kanye thing where.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Popcast
"Do we find is the more personal writing that he's kind of diving into. And I think with we cry together, you can't imagine a more obvious take. That's just kind of the way that I tried listening to it in like a million different ways and head spaces and it's like it always lays at really dumb SNL sketch like it always lands at. It gave me biggie first thousand. Yeah. Whereas like this is like, let me get so and so and then we're gonna act out like what we think, which is great if you're like 16 or something, but like, I don't know, something about that record on this album in the context almost felt like, do you just think you could just fart on a track and put it out? I don't know, something about it was crazy to me that that was okay to people. I want to find out if Steven, what do you make of we cry together? What do you make of this? I don't love it, but I respect it. And I also think that in terms of Kendrick trying to be like, hey, this is what I listen to. This is what I'm into. He's like, hey, I'm a John singleton guy. You guys gave me a Pulitzer, but like, wow. I watch. Watch baby boy. It is single. Wow. And I feel like it feels Hamilton. It feels like. You have. No. 'cause the part where she's like, she's rapping through tears. That part for me, I'm just like, yo. She's not a rapper, though. That's incredible. I feel like that is crazy. It is crazy. It is crazy that Taylor page really took it there. Shout to her for getting probably the wildest script you'll ever get. She was in Zola. She could only go up from here. Craig, what do you make of we cry together? I have completed my contract with it and I need it. Okay. Can I have like a potentially like strange take on this song, which is on a record that, to me, has a lot of musical misses, a lot of kind of like scrambling things like things that don't feel totally focused, even though there are individual sections and moments that I really like. We cry together in its bluntness somehow feels among the more musically coherent and successful songs on this record. Hamilton aside. Like, imagine a griselda guy on that record. Just to be on that sound. How would you feel if it was we cry together the exact same song, but it was west side gun. Instead of Kendrick. But the everything else is the same. Let's be honest. While we're on the topic, I feel like worldwide steppers is a Billy Woods record. Definitely influence stuff happening. He's listening to a lot of guys, we don't give him credit for listening to, I think. One of the things on the album is sonically, especially the first half, I thought this is some of the most interesting sounds I've heard on a major label album in the past few years. From just the transition even from the opening into the first three really, because he's got a very coherent thing going on. Who's that Hamilton? Let's really talk about that. This is not the first time that I heard somebody compare it to Hamilton. And I feel like we're using a very specific, like that is a specific shorthand. Like, yes, there is a lot of, there's a lot of live instruments happening and very earnest and emotional performances. But that can go like a hundred ways. Yeah, I wouldn't compare it to Hamilton. How do you mean it, Jeff? You mean it in the most insulting way? No, I think to me, it's like it's hard to listen to that and not feel as though it is. Like a theater production and mimicking rap versus the other way around. It doesn't feel like a skit on a rap album. It feels like an interlude in a play that's trying to be progressive. But our Kendrick albums not plays. Like, is that not kind of a motif? This guy wrote a song where he meets the lord dressed as a beggar. So yeah, he's very theatrical jittery. No, I'm honestly, I think this is Kendrick Ed is most literal and throughout the album. We were talking about father time in a second ago, and that is another song that just annoys me because it's like, at a certain point, you go from interesting metaphor about father issues to just outright saying, I have daddy issues. And I feel like that's where a lot of it ends up landing, where it's like, on top of the fact that you're already doing something a little bit on the edge of cringe with just kind of this whole theatrical vibe that he's been on. The whole thing is on the precipice of cringe. But he's like, he's trying to get quotables now. And have the whole thing be necessary again, also have people saying it outside. I don't think that this is necessarily his most rap intensive record. But some of it is like, I just want to get lines out. Obviously, the shift from butterfly to damn is there is a tertiary, more focused, more like ostensible broadly palatable packaging of the songs on damn. It's not as esoteric, musically. It's not as Spacey. It's more concentrated. This feels like we're letting all that go. That's gone. We're back in the Woods. We're doing this. I don't know if it's the psychedelics or what, but you know, like we're completely back in the Woods now. It feels like it's there, but he's trying to sabotage it. It makes me get done to you. Everything is too slow to get ahead of my last question. Save that. Save that. Do you think that Kendrick understands himself as a hyper like how important are bars to Kendrick? Like in your opinion. This man said sciatica nerve. I don't know how to feel. That's like he's like up there with the project blowed guys like that's a rascal. You get it. Shout out raz guys. Is auntie diaries nature of the threat then. Wow. I mean, okay. That is a great way to enter into the auntie diaries discourse. Obviously the way y'all feel about we cry together. I think maybe we all of us feel about auntie diaries. Is there any of the four of us riding for auntie diaries? I mean, that's where the M and M metaphor really comes home for me. It's not even a metaphor. It's just like, here's another guy trying to reclaim a word that doesn't belong to him. You've been through this cycle before, this time nobody cares to last time like Eminem had to go on and talk to Anderson Cooper. I don't see that in Kendrick's future. And so it's really funny for this record to be like, cancel culture is a big thing when you've just slid on something no rapper previous to you could ever like fascinating perspective, I think. We have no way of knowing this, but like dead naming, misgendering. Is this something that we're sensing that Kendrick knew was a thing understood what he was doing and made those choices anyway, or is this the work of someone who is not fully immersed in that discourse? I don't know. I feel like, I don't know where people get information generally, but they're still like a Main Street and people know things. And just like, considering the rest of the record where he is being inflammatory and abrasive and confrontational. I think that auntie diaries fits into that. You know, like a generous interpretation of that song is that Kendrick is talking about the ways are trying to talk about the ways in which people are introduced to queerness in ways that are still kind of like contiguous with their community. So when he talks about his uncle being confusing to his friends and him having like an explanation for that. But then I'm just like, I don't need pedantic socks. What will techniques like dance with the devil? Hamilton, mortal technique, man. This is wait, wait, do we just not like Kendrick? This is a son to prince Paul psychoanalysis, what is it if we're getting really obscure? Conceptually, although I'm more that record a more thoroughgoing coherent conceptual album than this. How about that? It can be done. To go back to your question. I mean, I like Kendrick. I just, I don't grade Kendrick on a curve. The way I think about Kendrick is like, okay, this album came out last Friday. I listened to like 5 other albums that Friday, like Kendrick is culturally like a juggernaut, but I think the mistake with Kendrick is to truly believe that he is on the mountain. And we see in this album that it's impacting his music making too, right? He has to, he has to shift the perception and I'm like, I don't have that perception. You know, just out of curiosity, what of those 6 albums total was the best album that you listened to? Quelle Chris death fame. Wow. Okay, this is. I'm not trying. All right, all right, I said that. I'm gonna go get my backpack. My backpack's in the other room. I'm just gonna go get it. I've got like some super backpack, right? That was just like in that particular crop. Everyone in here is coming off the way. We've name checked all the towels. We've really done it. That's absolutely true. Like the backpack card is valid for 5 years after this episode of the podcast. We are all allowed at tramps and SOBs. We can go reopen trails in our south. We're good. I'll get back to SOB someday. Yeah, someday. Yeah, shout out junior, Sean on my God junior. All right, let's.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Popcast
"The social justice narratives in the music, you know? Let me ask this question because this is something that's been on my mind. When you think of imagery and presentation, one of the things that's always been the case with Kendrick is you almost present as kind of an ascetic. Certainly when you contrast him with the other stars of the era, whether it's Drake, I mean, obviously coal is a complicated figure, but in that troika, I think Kendrick scans as the ascetic. Do you think that part of the moral valence of that is really what has formed the narrative around him that people see Kendrick as an anti or a resistor to some other dominant narrative through lines in the genre? He seems to be staging an anti career. He's not been he's been the least present that you could possibly be in that station. In the station of a person trying to put hits through on the radio every now and then or sell a lot of records. He's been a ghost and this is like kind of the coming back to explain why I haven't been here and then get back to it kind of record I feel like I feel like Kendrick and Eminem have a very similar appeal to a very similar this is the people nuclear skeptic. We could literally end the show. We can end the show at that take. Not for nothing. There's something to be said for the way that he sort of gets really crazy about cadences and stuff. Oh yeah. To that point, we opened the show. We were listening to savior at the beginning of the show. And I think that really doesn't captivate some of the themes that we're talking about and also this cadence thing that both Jeff and Craig are bringing up. You want to expand on that a little bit, like talk to me a little bit about this evil Janice, this evil two headed Janice of rap gods. Well, I mean, he even nonstop a lot. But I feel like in kind of what you described Craig of there's this sort of hip hop fan that is anti whatever is the kind of mainstream of what rap music looks like. And I think to a lot of people, that's your drinks. That's your Kanye is whatever. And both Eminem and Kendrick sort of traffic in this mistrust of narrative mistrust of the government. I feel like there's something bigger going on even when he kind of switches into that country cadence. I'm like, Kendrick knows low key that this is going to hit for like a certain Chet Hanks kind of got. There's definitely there's definitely a lot of there's a couple of moments on that record where he's like trying to poke a specific type of guy. And I think it's funny. That, you know, that you would think that that would be the audience. I mean, white people love Kendrick. But that's what I'm saying, but do you think that that's an accurate apprehension of his audience? He dropped the black of the berry on their heads and they ate it. They still consider it to be one of the best albums, so like what really is there to push back against is how I feel. This also came up in Charles Holmes piece for the ringer, shout out Charles, where he talked a lot about this, especially, you know, going back to butterfly especially. Kendrick kind of finding his way through grappling with his relationship with white fans and also white women on this album. This is something that he returns to on at least two, maybe three songs. Does it feel like this is a person who is now second guessing the audience that has found him over the last few years? It definitely has like the Atlanta seasons like now we are going to talk a lot perhaps too much about the white gaze thing going on. There's an awareness of who could be listening and what they might get from it that's like I feel like the least essential stuff on the record because I don't know there's just so much more that's fascinating than like whatever percentage of the percentage of people who are going to listen to the thing and be mad. Like whoever this is we're probably going to be talking about this Grammy time next year like what's really the smoke? Steven, what do you make of the conversations about family on this.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Popcast
"I am your host John jura Monica. CC. Wait a minute. Then I can say lavish. I tell the whole truth from a to Z we're talking Kendrick today. We have an incredible squad. I want to open by saying I was emailing with Craig Jenkins, who's here with us, and Craig told me earlier this week that he did all the eckhart reading before getting into the Kendrick album. And I had to be honest and say that I did. Well, I did a bit. But yeah, I mean, it's a lot to read. But I put in a lot of checks. I did not do the eckhart reading, but in preparation for this. I busted out a new earth awakening to your life's purpose, who among us has not had an eckhart toll phase. Certainly I have mine started last weekend. And Kendrick's been on a mission, apparently for a few years. So my opening salvo, that was a quote. And to be honest, as I get older, I do find that non resistance is, in fact, the enlightened path. So go off eckhart, I guess. We have a big talk today. Like I said, Craig Jenkins here, music critic at vulture, and also we haven't had Craig on since he was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in criticism. Thank you. Hello, Craig. What's up? Jeffy haza is here from Rolling Stone, senior editor Rolex stone. What's up Jeff? Hello hello. Back back 9 months after dropping a Rihanna rocky baby on the Drake cast. Now the baby is here and Jeff is back. We appreciate it. You can use drew's in. He has risen, real talk. And rounding it out, Stephen kearse is here. Steven is a contributing editor at the nation and writes for pitchfork and others. Hello, Stephen. Hello, happy to be here. It's my first time. I know, pumped. Everybody here reviewed the Kendrick album. And I will say three out of four rap critics agree, Kendrick is, quote, fallible on this record. When you read, when you read all of our views, that word does come up. And obviously part of the reason that comes up is because we are living, but there's two things. One part of it is Kendrick specific, one part of it is, I think, the era that we are in. Kendrick, I think, is often mistaken as a Paragon of moral virtue by really dedicated fans. I think sometimes that presentation is imposed upon him, and we are also in a time, whether it's Kendrick, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor, where certain stars are elevated to this kind of infallible place. And yet here is Kendrick on this album, mister morale in the big steppers is 5th album. Very, very pointedly shaking off anyone's desire for him to be infallible. Craig, were you struck by that? Because coming off of butterfly and damn, which are both extraordinarily confident records in different ways, this really does feel like a pivot thematically and tonally. You know, he's telling us a lot of stuff that we already knew about it. We already knew that he was not your perfect rapper and that kind of a lot of that smoke was foisted on him. And he felt really weird about it. It's always kind of been in the margins, but it's never been like peppered the album the way that it does this one. Jeff, what do you think about that? Because I feel like Craig's right in the sense that Kendrick lets people know that he goes through things or lets people know that he does feel fallible in a way, but I feel like that's never defined his narrative. Well, yeah, and it's always been a bit odd to me as a Kendrick skeptic. I guess you could call it where this whole time I've been one of those people who's like, I would never say Kendrick Lamar is a bad rapper. You know, that's a horrible dumb thing to say. But it sounds like it's like the idea of calling him anything other than the greatest rapper for the past decade or whatever. This felt like the sin in front of so many people. And so I feel like to me it's always been really obvious and it's like even in the work he's not trying very hard to even see much more than how fallible he is. And something I was thinking about in terms of this review was going back to swimming pools and how when that song came out, you know, there's so much critical adoration around how he turned alcoholism into this metaphor that you could dance to. And I always think back on that, we really convinced ourselves sometimes Kendrick specifically that he's the first person to have come up with an idea. Right, or the first person to have wrapped with certain cadences, the first person, like one of the things that I always find strange about the Kendrick narrative is obviously if you look at the long arc of Los Angeles underground hip hop dating back to the 90s, there's a bounty of rappers. Project blowed scene, freestyle fellowship, et cetera there are people who wrapped in the specific way that Kendrick raps. And but I think sometimes generationally, that stuff gets totally lost. So I think there are a lot of fans for whom I think Kendrick really is, the gateway into that kind of artistry. And it's hard to like untether those folks, I think, sometimes from that idea. Stephen, what do you make of Kendrick in terms of personal politics on this record? And do you feel that there's a shift in how he's representing himself versus what he was doing on damn and butterfly? I don't think there's a shift, I think there's a tonal switch. There's more emphasis on things, but even just going back to section 80 on absolute outro, he said, he says, I'm not the next pop star, I'm not the next socially conscious rapper. I'm Kendrick Lamar. And I wrap over dope beats. And I mean, he's definitely pushing back against his decade really from good kid mad city to this record where he has, I mean, he has improved as an artist, but the expectations have really grown. And I think this record is almost like, I don't want to say a tantrum because that sounds messy, but it's kind of interesting. But it's like stage that way. It's like, hey, you need to back up off me. And it's kind of abrasive if you weren't expecting it, but it is consistent with who he's been, I think. Let me ask this, who put this on Kendrick? Because if Kendrick is far back, as you say, as section 80 was saying, I am not this guy. Who put this on Kendrick? Because he clearly feels put upon. This is on smoke though, like, this is the guy who, after the Mike Brown thing happened, was like, you know, we've really got to care about the community also ourselves if we expect anybody else to. This is a guy who made the black of the very so it's not that all this stuff has been foisted on him with regard to the history of the kind of rapper that he is. There's a lot of people who are involved in hip hop right now who are interested in this stuff. Who were not around in 2007 listening to the stuff. So like anytime the history goes missing, it's that. There are people who got in to Kanye 5 albums ago, two hours ago. Everyone just doesn't have the same attitude. That's why I'm always bringing stuff up, trying to dig into the history, call them a 90s rapper, would love to have heard a conversation between Kendrick and prodigy or Kendrick and rizza. That's the type of guy that I see him as. But you know, so the moralist thing has always been there. You know, and maybe he gets really quiet for a long time and that sort of legend grows. But he's definitely killing a monster that he created on this album. I feel like, in part, as we're responsible, but where do we get those inklings from except from doing.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"Which kind of has this great kick to it, but even that one, you're kind of picking.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"But we are supposed to encompass not only Kendrick and members of his family, but as you mentioned, Steven, R. Kelly as well. There's mentioned that we're supposed to extend that same sort of forgiveness to even known abusers. And so it's interesting that you came away from it feeling conflicted, like that was Kendrick's attempt, but I think I heard a lot of places where he was trying to draw really tidy conclusions when I don't think those conclusions are necessary. I felt the same way. When I listened to it, it felt to me like a therapy session. And therapy sessions are like that where, especially when you get into weeks of therapy, where the first few conversations are a little dicey, you don't really want to open up and talk about what you're going through. But then by the midway point, you reach an aha moment and you start to lean into that. Then by the end, that's when you have this breakthrough where your therapist, if they're a good therapist, they do a good job of steering you towards that aha moment. And you can almost kind of feel yourself spiral like, oh, right, that's what's going on. And so when I heard the song mother, I sober, it just felt like that manifesto to me where, you know, he's talking about this mother. He's talking about Whitney. Whitney has part Whitney's partner, right? There's a lust for nature that I failed to mention insecurities that I project sleeping with other women when he's hurt. The pure soul I know. I found her in the kitchen asking God what did I lose myself? You can't it be forgiven, broke me down. She looked me in my eyes. Is there an addiction? I said no, but this time I lied. And I also kind of got from him some sort of like gifted child syndrome going where it's like you've been told you've been gifted your whole life and no matter what you do, people think you're always going to be in the right and your cousins and whomever else are going to be in the wrong. I identified with that and I picked that up pretty quickly. So it definitely wasn't supposed to be like this neat record, but at the same time, I think he's also sort of hampered by what he's done in the past. So like when you think of Kendrick Lamar, you know, classics, right? You think about section 80, you're thinking about good kid, super butterfly, damn, which one of Pulitzer. And then he's coming with this one. And I don't think he has it quite all figured out. And I don't think he's supposed to because he's an artist. But at the same time, I totally agree with Christina's point where I feel like he was trying to get us to forgive some people who quite honestly, maybe shouldn't be forgiven. He kind of came off like he has something to hide or something to protect as a result. Yeah, you both have alluded to this batch of songs right near the end of the record where he's trying to grapple with some of these larger issues, right? Like you've got this string of tracks. You've got auntie diaries, which is kind of about his own transphobia and homophobia, and then that is segueing into the song's mister morale and mother, where he's kind of trying to wrap his head around the way black trauma gets passed down through generations. But I think you're right, it almost feels like making excuses for some really, really bad behavior. I'd also be noted here that he's got the rapper Kodak black, appearing throughout this record and Kodak black has faced legal troubles, including asexual assault charge, clearly Kendrick is kind of trying to make this larger point about people contain multitudes. People contain contradictions, not everybody is 100% good or a 100% bad. His wrangling with so called kind of cancel culture that he's talking about throughout this record, I don't think that's really reaching any particularly satisfying conclusion at all and kind of contributes to that thorny Ness that we're talking about. Yeah, I think so it's pretty early on that he first brings up the discussions of cancel culture, specifically he says, what the is cancel culture on the second track N95. Say what I want to write you niggas. I'm like Oprah God. I treat you practice like I'm ditto what you own it all oh you were by the critic that ain't gonna call bitch that was the first moment in the album where I felt myself sort of like tense up and bristle a little bit because that's when I immediately started to consider, I guess, like how Kendrick's position on the world has changed. So obviously there are very few folks who can relate to how he's been sort of uplifted in this culture. I mean, there's very few others who can say he won a Pulitzer, and so on that same token has been upheld as sort of like a role model of sorts, particularly in the hip hop space. But when I hear the words cancel culture, I feel like it's urging us to immediately take sympathy to those who have enough power to rebound from all their transcriptions as opposed to like holding powerful people accountable. I think that may be the part in the album that was most, I guess unsettling to me because I think at this point, especially after having read Marcus's book, the butterfly effect, you came away from damn thinking for all the times that he's explored fame and how isolating fame could be, you still came away with the sense that he was in touch with the people and can still speak to them and their concerns to an extent. But I'm wondering what Marcus thinks of all that. Yeah, yeah, you know what? I was thinking the same thing when I was listening to the record. There were certain people who maybe didn't feel the book because it wasn't reaching, you know? Because that's the tendency with a lot of Kendrick music where it's like, they equate it to like a Jordan Peele movie where. Okay, the picture is hanging in this frame at a certain angle because it's a deeper meaning. And at the same time, right? So it's like, ultimately, it's like, no, if you listen to his music, he puts it all out there. He's a guy who still dealing with trauma. You don't just shake off getting shot at, you know? And watching people die. And that's essentially what it was. And so to hear it all come through on this record, admittedly I did, I was like, oh, okay. I was right. We love that for you. Which is fine a takeaway, isn't it? Christina will tell you, that's a very rare instance where I'll do a self flex or whatever, but it was like, okay, that feels good. But at the same time, I feel like the isolation hasn't done him many favors. Like he said on the record, he already has been socially distant. He's already isolated. And when you reach the level of fame, that Kendra cast, you can't really go and experience life, right? You can't just go outside and be inspired by some things. And so ultimately what this record sort of range true to me among other things was that he's a guy who maybe is being hampered by this isolation that has also been good for business. Because he shrouded in mystery and with every calendar year, we're wondering when he's going to come back when he's going to come back. But as a result, I feel like maybe his thinking hasn't evolved to the point where it possibly needs to be. And quite honestly, when I listen to it, I kind of had some visions of Dave Chappelle a little bit, right? So it's the same deal where, okay, Dave is just kind of on the farm in Ohio. You can't really experience what everybody else is experiencing. And so as a result, you still have the same thoughts that you had, maybe at 2017, 2016, and you want to get back to these good old days. But at the same time, the world has moved on to other things. How do you still be for the people and how to use the evolve while remaining yourself? And he even touches on that on the album too, where he's just like, you know, I choose me. I'm looking inward. I can't save anybody else. And so among other things, that's what the record sort of came off to me as is the guy who, okay, I'm in therapy now. I'm a father now. Here are my thoughts on these different things. And no matter how messy they are, here's where I'm at, taking a leave in. Yeah, I actually wanted to touch on the song save you a little bit because there's a 22nd clip of that song where he manages to weave this whole little pocket narrative around COVID and then talk about.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"That's car selling, reimagined, at CarMax. Joining me today is writer and PR music contributor and co host of the bottom of the map, podcast Christina Lee. Welcome back Christina. Hi Steven. It's great to have you and making his pop culture happy hour debut is Marcus J Moore. He's the author of the butterfly effect, how Kendrick Lamar ignited the soul of black America. He also covers jazz and experimental music for NPR, The New York Times and other outlets. Welcome to the show, Marcus. Thank you. Thanks for having me. It is great to have you. So mister morale and the big steppers is Kendrick Lamar's 5th studio album it follows not only damn from 2017, but also modern classics like 20 12s good kid mad city and 20 15s to pimp a butterfly in 2018 Kendrick Lamar produced and curated the soundtrack to Black Panther and also made his acting debut in the TV drama power, but his output slowed down for a few years after that. In 2021, he did appear on guest raps with his cousin, the rapper baby keem, and he performed it this year's Super Bowl halftime show. He recently released a single called the heart part 5 of that song does not appear on mister morale in the big steppers, which came out this past Friday. The new album is a thorny 73 minute epic. It features guest performances by everyone from baby keem and ghostface killah to the singer summer walker, portis heads, Beth gibbons, and the actor Taylor page. It's Kendrick Lamar's final album for his longtime label top dog entertainment, so it feels like the closing chapter in a book he's been writing for the last decade or so Christina before we delve too deeply into this record. Let's start with your general thoughts and takeaways. What did you think of mister morale on the big steppers? I think thorny is a really good way to describe it. You know, coming out of my first listen, I immediately wanted to peg this as his most polarizing, if not most antagonistic album yet. I think the second and third time that I've heard it, my views have softened slightly I've become a bit more sympathetic towards it, but I would say that this is maybe his most uneven album. I totally agree with that. Like I've been telling friends all weekend. I understand that I've listened to way more Kindred than probably anybody else has. So my ears are probably a little washed out. But at the same time, it's pretty uneven, it's sort of messy at times, a Ted incoherent, and I feel like there are certain parts of it where sort of reaching for controversy. Nobody moves the needle like Kendrick, and he's amassed such goodwill that he's probably the only person who can influence people to even sort of shift our thoughts on culture on cancel culture. But at the same time, I feel like there were certain instances on the record where you still can't give him a pass for certain things he was trying to do. So if I were to be completely honest, I think the record is good, but I didn't fall out over it like I did other records. Yeah, I think I came down roughly the way you guys did. There was a great tweet over the weekend from my brilliant colleague Sidney Madden, where she wrote on Twitter. How is it possible for one album to make you feel like you're in a sound bath and on a minefield all at once? That really summed up a lot of it for me. There is an exhilarating quality to this record. He is rapping a mile a minute. He is stuffing a thousand thoughts into every bar. Your mind is just racing through this record, and at the same time, he's dropping like these pearls of wisdom and then these turds. And they're just all commingled. And so even stopping and kind of taking it all in in one listen, is a challenge. I found there were songs on this record, I really loved. I loved mister morale, which kind of has this great kick to it, but even that one you're kind.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on On Shuffle
"Do you remember when Dan came out? The ringer, the rammer is up and running, 'cause there's like 2017, right? And I remember you, me and Tennessee had this conversation. I think I like fantasies pod or something. And it was about damn because like damn it, come out. But I remember I read one comment on the fantasy's pod that was like, that was that was a really good discussion of to pimp a butterfly. And they were kind of right, right? Because I feel like actually maybe our most sort of probing stuff in that combo was about the previous album before Dan. And so I'm thinking about this now 'cause I'm always super reluctant, right? You know the thing that we do in media, right? Where it's like, something gets announced, a trackless drops. A trailer drops. And it's like, oh, it's the content you're trying to compare it to things that came before it or place it in a context or constellation of things. Get yourself, right? Yeah. And it's like, we never do. I feel like you and me were always sort of like, it's a trailer. I don't know. Let me watch the movie. Give me give me space. Give me space. Give me the give me the shit, man. Don't make me. Don't give me this. I hope you're hungry for nothing. Yeah, you know? I need to have the meal first. Right. In order to provide public judgment. Right. So instead of doing all that speculative fan fixed stuff, I'm thinking of what that person said about our convo about damn, which was really a convo about TPA B and I'm thinking, okay, maybe now is the moment where you and I can sit and sort of work through like, what even is a state of Kendrick Lamar, right? Because it's like, damn, and then all the shit you said and I just think of Kendrick is like pulling the move that like ta nehisi Coates pulled..
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on WTOP
"Snoop Dogg Mary J. Blige Kendrick Lamar and Eminem So which songs might we hear Judging by the commercials expect to hear Dre and snoop still DRE And I still got love for the streets It's the deal Kendrick Lamar will keep our heads up with all right We gonna be all right we gonna be all right Mary J. Blige will get it percolating with family affair And you can't have Dre and Eminem on stage without forgot about Dre Nowadays everybody wanna talk lady got something to say but nothing comes out when he moved the lips just a bunch of gibberish Exactly they forgot about trade Excited for one of the dopest half times ever Jason brayley WTO he needs Exactly Marilyn man is looking all the way back to the first Super Bowl and his historic appearance in it A freshman symbols player in the gremlin college marching band was focused on staying in formation not the statement made by having a historically black college performed the first Super Bowl halftime show but now Freddie coaster remembers Full circle to us until many and many and many years later with their gravity of us a black man from Louisiana segregation time flying on a plane standing at 5 star hotel in very very good food and performing in front of millions and billions of people in America As fate would have it 21 years later a grambling graduate Doug Williams will become the first black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl.
Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Blige, Lamar to perform at Super Bowl
"The orders for the Super Bowl halftime show have been named thank top heavy production at this year's Superbowl halftime show that's because the NFL and roc nation say the line up will include some heavy use in the hip hop world with doctor dray Snoop Dogg Eminem and Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar all performing at the game which will be held at so five stadium in Inglewood California that's a shout out for Snoop gray and Lamar all of whom are California natives in a statement dresses during the Superbowl halftime show and to do it in his own backyard no less will be one of the biggest throws of his career the Superbowl returns to the Los Angeles area for the first time since nineteen ninety three I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Funny. So that's my law. Let's not let's splendid We're going to be going out to lindsey buckingham talking about rumors and having to bumping stevie nicks every morning a seizure. Do we know who is the guest. Susan fortnight's time. Jasper i think it's miles marshall lewis to talk of kendrick lamar which. I'm very much looking forward to right. Well that sounds fabulous. Bonnie will be back in the hot seat as well. Go lie down. I'm okay brandstatter videos odd so on.
"kendrick lamar" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"Did kids yet. I listened to code. Black jack snapping. I don't care what. Say i write. Also whiz kid has his deluxe version of maiden legos. This album originally came out in october last year. But now he has the deluxe version available. also some o- indecent proposal by timbaland and magoo officially is out now on our major digital streaming platforms. You're a big fan of magoo. Also some new singles out today. We've been playing baby team. Featuring kendrick lamar family ties already is where featuring though baby noted difference meek mill featuring little baby in little dirk sharing locations burn baby face rape featuring big sean a hip way at a my rich kid between polo g prodigy. Rabi snap into vast. Can't let go. Bt aspartame right this is and this is the one that she was fighting with her label over the butter remix bride. Even how big boss. And i'm making hey to stay on the girls next like the becca. They buzz lanta. Mc grip job to shady records. Debut album dft. It's dance die for this. And if he does a song called mama told me. Also low boss a. o. n. deadly become gallo boss north charleston. Eight four three guy. Type producing mossberg montana was happening grippon too by the way grip. Tough tough yes. And that is shady records debut album out today. I die for this all right and that is your room report. All right thank you miss. E kayla who put out a single called comfortable today He'll guide no revolt. We'll see you on monday. Every breakfast club ping lifestyle and two league jumping the black envy angela. Yee charlemagne guy. We oughta breakfast club now. Shut to ninety seven nine. Wj l. station in detroit. They have a concert is the g. Take over yoga for two doug. Espn moneybag yokoya. Rate and job quest. I'll be hosting that event this week and is a huge concert. Shot the bushman as well and just in floyd and then of course the after party. I'll be knocking out as well. So you join me on at ten ren- now you tell them about angela day. Yes angela day is tomorrow and brooklyn osceola rain and this will for the morning but this or about twelve five so hopefully it'll be cleared up says it will so hopefully it will but we have some performances some of them will be surprised for you but you can see. It's a very caribbean themed. Day and come out and enjoy yourself and have a good time. There's going to be a lot of information that you can get a lot of I'll tell you the brooklyn nets. Their organization have a table set up so they want to get some people to come and work at the barclays and opportunities with the brooklyn nets and we had some giveaways from them as well as miss jesse's Hair care products one of my favorite hair. Care lines We have a lot going on and take filet. Everything is going to be free drink. Fresh juice will be out there as well given free juices so make sure you bring the family bring the kids wear a mask and enjoy yourself all right when we come back we've got the positive knows don't move. Is the breakfast club. Good morning morning everybody is. Dj envy angela. Charlemagne guy we oughta breakfast club. You got a positive note. I do have a positive note man An israeli simple i wa gotta salute anita kopecks. And you don't make sure your graph shallow waters. Shallow water is out right now everywhere. You buy books In my positive notice simply this when you start to wonder whether you can trust someone or not. That is when you already know. You don't ponder on that for the weekend okay okay. News outlets will cover stories differently but the black information network is fundamentally different. A twenty four seven all news network of riders anchors and producers with the goal of keeping. You informed about what's happening in the black community. I news dot com bringing you news you can trust. Download the iheartradio at now and listen to the black information network anytime anywhere. The free iheartradio app goes wherever you go so you can hear all the things you love. That's exactly why we made it. So you can bench all your favorite podcasts. Anytime you want and yes. It's totally free. Add to that being able to stream live radio stations from all over the country and even all over the world from your favorite local stations. Too far off stations to give you a flavor of another city iheart. Has it all number one for music. Radio and podcasts. Stall in one free hey family. It's too meek d mallory. You've seen us getting into trouble now. it's your turn. Join us this saturday. August twenty eight for the mate. Good trouble rally at the lincoln memorial in washington. Dc join us at the lincoln memorial to send a clear message to lawmakers that our rights are non-negotiable. In action is unacceptable. We demand justice visit. Make good trouble. Rally dot com to learn more..
Leon Bridges Is Reinvented on New "Gold-Diggers Sound" Album
"Bridges. The album is called. gold digger. Sound the song we're hearing from. It is called motorbike and joining us to talk about this when his radio milwaukee's tariq moody hatred. Hey robyn how you doing all right. The bridges has had such a classic vintage sound over. the years. You know really comes from a different era and on this new album. It still has roots in the past but he kind of mixes it up a bit. Yeah it's a. It's a slight departure. Little more on the Kind of the modern rb sound instead of the traditional rb sound so he spent two years jam nap this place called gold diggers bar hotel and recording studio off the fame Santa monica boulevard in los angeles for less about two years and basically he created a whole new kind of modern. Sam i think that's because of its collaborations. Terrace martin who's best known jazz artis and composer producer. But he's best known for working for artists like kendrick lamar among others robert glass spor- so you hear their Their influences on the album. Yeah he has been on an incredible run of collaborations. Robert glassberg ten smart. You mentioned he's also worked with krung been casey. Musk graves. dip the avalanches. And i don't know maybe maybe it was inevitable that he would head more in this direction. It's not a huge departure. But he does slip into a more contemporary sound very comfortably managing to get like eight. Oh eight drum machines to sit next two horns and strings
ReKTGlobal Secures $35M Financing Round to Support Its Growth
"Wreck global defunding around a thirty five million dollars wrecked has quickly become. One of the largest eastwards operators in the world has been acquiring companies all over. He's for over the last few years on the team side. Wreck is the parent company of Rogue Atop Eastwards Organization best known for its League of Legends Europe team who qualified for worlds this year, they also have good rocket league apex rousers as well. They also have Dr Lupo incredibly Popular Streamer Roster for content creators. In addition to those teams and Lupo wrecked also owns the London Royal Ravens in the call of duty league outside of just those competitive teams though his also acquired green lit content, it content studio, full cube of Fan engagement platform, and fearless media a media agency. It's one of the most expansive companies, all of these sports at this point they also have a wide variety of celebrity investors. Those include musical artists like imagine, dragons, Steve, Aoki's Nicky, Romero as. well as athletes, Rudy Gobert Landon Collins and Taylor Fritz. They also brought on the founder of top dog, the rap group top artists like Kendrick Lamar schoolboy q Jay Rock Ciza, and I was shot personally my favorite label out there. So how'd had to give him a shout-out according to wreck CEO? They are also profitable. One of very few eastwards teams who can say that that's likely thanks to the wide variety of other companies they have under their belt. Investment was a debt capital raise meaning the money more. So alone than it is equity in the company and it came from summit partners. Summit is leaving private equity firm overseeing about twenty one billion dollars in total assets. It'll be interesting to see what rex intentions are with this debt capital raise. If I had to guess I would assume they're gonNA use it to acquire more companies in and around. East sports not necessarily to expand more games they already have a big president quite a few of the top games as it stands right now.
Carrie Underwood Fans Outraged After Garth Brooks Wins CMA Entertainer of the Year
"I want to ask you about ward that I think a lot of people thought a woman was going to win her name is Terry under way and it went to Garth Brooks again as entertainer of the year it feels like he's one that I think pretty much every year since the Carter presidency but what was that about Carrie Underwood that a lot of people were surprised that she didn't take that trophy home well John I have such complicated feelings about this so Carrie Underwood the most successful women artists in the country format the highest charting most played women on radio put out a great album last year called cry pretty that pushed her in new directions so yeah everybody expected this to be her year with the theme of the whole award show being women in country and there's Kerry the whole time I mean it was I was shocked when Kerry didn't take that award and I love Garth Brooks deeply I truly do I am a huge admirer of him in every way I love his music I love this live shows I think he's a mensch but I just want to say to you Garth you could have done a McLemore you could have done it a dell when those pop artists one big awards that were expected to go to other performers in the case of McLemore Kendrick Lamar in the case of the dell beyond say they said something in their acceptance speech about that though Garth did something interesting he called out Reba McIntyre's performance that night she had performed her classic song fancy and he also called Kelsea Ballerini a younger woman artist who's really strong and moving up in the country world and said Hey you know you you all are great and you all deserve awards to but why he chose to not say Hey Kerry this could have been yours I don't know there's probably politics I don't even understand there but I wanted that moment
Weekend: Tarantino's Hollywood of 1969; Michael McDonald's voice; RIP NOLA legends and more
"Michael McDonald's voice is perhaps one of the most recognizable in pop music could be due to his hits with the Doobie brothers could also be related to the hip hop artist who sample his records but frame producer Jonathan Shift let has another theory aimed since the mid nineteen seventies MacDonald has performed background vocals on hundreds of recordings by other artists see if you recognize him in this bit from steely Dan movie talk to you hello. This is Michael McDonald. You know that was a kind of an elite group in L._A.. Area that I really always felt very proud to be a part of I got to single awesome pretty great singers Howard you James Ingram Luther Vandross Michael Jackson and I always kind of felt like that was a real feather in my cap to be able to step up to the Mike with those guys and it was also great way for me to get get in the studio in here stuff before it was actually released. It's Kinda like being a fly on the wall background singer back. That's how I got the job of student Davos up working at casuals with some of the guys who were actually playing rhythm section on records and <hes> and singing backgrounds for those guys selling. Another records that they were doing I did Kinda get used to hearing me sing with myself and I realized that there's something to that when the same singers Zinger sings all the parts. There's a certain psych sibling harmony. You're you're probably tighter with yourself in anyone else on the planet it's going to be you know which is what Donald and Walter did with me for the steely Dan track bad sneakers curse you suddenly realize that's kind of sound that you probably wouldn't get any other way but to use the same person singing all the parts and then doubling all the parts so that was really one of the first times I became keenly aware of that sound which some people bowl think of as the Michael McConnell background sound but then on subsequent records toward people were saying well. How did you get that sound? I could say well you know I I did all the parts of myself and double them go. Let's do that we can talk about all those recordings that you run for a long time but I just wanted to fast forward a little bit to some of the more recent collaborations that you've donald sure sounds like grizzly bear to me yeah very unique band grizzly. Grizzly bear <hes> and I I really came out of the blue they contacted me and I had not heard the van but they sent me a track and it just was so fresh and different end is seemingly abandoned was is really trying to exercise a certain kind of musicality Abner Amanda Schone Swim <hes> just did that record not that long ago seemingly <hes> House and Santa Barbara where they had kind of camped set up camp in Amanda her mom was Donna Summer and I met Amanda which is about ten years old is first time matter and all these years later singing on record twitter as my friend Steve Brunner Aka under a great experience. I have to give credit to Kenny loggins on that. One Kenny's <UNK> SON had heard Steve in an interview kind of mentioned myself and Kenny is a couple of his influences. His son you know was a big fan of thunder cat as was my daughter at the time and so his son contacted Kenny. Kennedy and dad you gotTa call this guy and maybe write something with them. You know so Kenny kind of reached out to Steve Steve got back to us and we all got together studio in Ojai California and listened to a bunch of music together together which was great fun and then we decided to write that tuned together <hes> something Steve had already started and so we added are two cents in <hes> Steve went and mixed in general question. What are you looking for? If anything in these kinds of collaborations I think just a chance to find something that strikes match for army and I I look in every direction for that. You know not just new artists in new collaborations with contemporary artists. I still look to the past for a lot of my inspiration laid on the bus last night my headphones on listening losing two hours of Curtis Mayfield. He's just you know some of those groups are just so infectious and so wonderful in his lyrics of course just so stream of consciousness and so poignant you know much like the guys he's like Steve Brunner Anderson and Kendrick Lamar those guys of today they're just kind of breaking new ground and he was definitely unique voice for Modern Soul Patrick one or two Michael McDonald performs at the Hollywood bowl on July thirty first and that's it for this week. The frame is produced by the mighty team of Oscar Garza Darby Maloney Jonathan Shiffling Julia.
Grammy Awards: Performances, winners, highlights
"I will say this about the about the about the Grammys. It was long. I mean long it started at seven. And it ended at a quarter to eleven. Oh, yeah. That's yeah. That's really long. Yeah. And you the know you had your e. Red carpet, which I think started around noon. The get gets Seacrest out there. And there's you know, they're they're out there for three hours before the before the show so long. It was a long long night for all the people who were there. The overall. I mean, like I said earlier the Grammy's really is. Not like other award shows in that they're mostly concerned with the performances not so much, you know, the awards themselves. They only hand out a few awards during during the Grammy's mostly it's about. It's about the performances and there were there was a ton of performances on the on the show. Some were good some weren't. Like, I said for me the best performance of the night. With brandy Carlisle. Who I really like a lot. And I thought her I thought she gave the best performance. And and of course, you had you had your tributes there. Diana Ross turned seventy five and she did she did your basic Diana Ross over the top performance. And. Herger grants her grandson introduced her and he's nine and he's got like an incredible head of hair. He was he was real. He was really he was really very very funny this kid, and then there was a tribute to Dolly Parton, which was great because Dolly Parton. That's that's the one that. I I really wanna go back and watch. Yeah. It's it's you definitely should because. Between her and Cyrus working together. And then. Her singing the song called red shoes? I just you know, I mean, I love I love Dolly Parton. She's she's phenomenal. So but overall, I I mean, I did think it was way too long. And you know, they were cutting their speeches. Who people would get up there? And when they're when they're award, and then they were just like really blasting the music and cutting the speeches. Which at that point. It's like at this point man, the show is like four and a half hours long. But are we? What are you? What are you worried about the speeches for so? But yeah, I mean here are some of the winters are, you know, some of these winners are were surprising. I think. So like, for instance, record of the year went to this is America by childish Gambino, which I'm thrilled about because I love childish Gambino. But Donald Glover wasn't there. That was the that was the disappointing thing. It was like, you know, they want some major awards. One record of the year and run one song of the year. So those are two major major awards Donald Glover wasn't there. So this is America one song of the year at one record of the year album of the year went to golden hour by Casey muss graves. Who I was not very familiar with. But she's good. Best new artist went to do a leaper best solo pop solo performance went to JoAnne. Where do you think you're going by lady Gaga? Best pop duo or group performance went to shallow by lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, by the way, lady Gaga's performance was weird. I mean, she's she is a bit of a weird. Performer in general. But. It was very intense and crazy. She was wearing a weird civil know like a glittery jumpsuit and making all kinds of weird faces and stuff, and I just was I was the little I was a little confounded by her by your performance. And I really liked the song. I mean, obviously shallows a terrific song. And it's probably going to win an Oscar and a couple of weeks for her. But yeah, she and Bradley Cooper got the got the award for best pop duo or group performance. Best pop album went to sweetener by our 'Grande, Ariana GRANDE day, best rock performance with when bad. Does goodbye. Chris cornell. Chris cornell. How did he have a backlog of of new material is that what the deal is? That's that's got to be. Yeah. What happened there? Yeah. Well deserved. Well. Yeah. Mean he was the best deserved. Best rock song went to miss education. By Saint Vincent. Best rock album from the fires by Greta van fleet. Best alternative music album was colors by Beck. Best R&_B performance best part by her. Best urban contemporary album. Everything is loved by the Carter's best Rb album her by her. Best rap performance. Kings, dead Kendrick Lamar. And bubbling, by Anderson pock, or pack Anderson pack. Best rap song to God's plan by Drake. Best rap album went to invasion of privacy by Cardi B. So I have a question for you. Would you truly consider Drake a rapper? Yeah. I just feel like he just talks over. Yeah. No. He's a rapper. He's a rapper has never. I just never hear wrapping when I compared to like, I get he's different in an hands down mad respect to him for being different standing out everything. I just compared to everything else that's out there. I just never think. It's. And he's Canadian. Oh, wow. So best music video went to this is America, childish Gambino, man. Donald Glover, man. Yeah. When in some serious stuff that video rules. It was awesome. Yeah. Or the song is amazing to chose Gambino. Hey, you know, weird Al yankovic wanna wanna Grammy? That's that's too now for squeeze box the complete works of weird Al yankovic, which is best boxed or special limited edition package. So at one for the packaging. Yeah. I like that. Yankovic? What was it was it last year was the first time you want one? Two years who years ago, but it, but it took that long. Yeah. How did how did weird Al not? How did he not have a granny? I have no idea. How does he have a room full of Grammy's? So I don't know. You know, you know, they get so many weird categories. This is the thing about the Grammys is that there's like seven thousand awards they only hand out about six of them on the show, but there's like a million awards here. Best compilation soundtrack for visual media. What that went to the greatest showman. Best soundtrack for visual media, Black Panther. That one has my vote, but I'm a marvel fan. Yeah. You know, the music the music for Black Panthers. Great. I think you know, what for all those marvel movies? The scores have been awesome. Yeah. Just really outstanding. Let's see best country song went to space cowboy Casey muss graves. I'm assuming that's not the. It's not the Steve Miller song. I would I would imagine. Best traditional pop vocal album. My way by Willie Nelson. Best country duo group performance. Dan shea with tequila. So the the those guys performed those guys performed last night. Did they? Yeah. And I don't even know. I like, here's here's another thing. Whenever I watched the Grammys or or like music awards and stuff, especially the MTV, which I don't even try to watch anymore. The MTV video music awards because I feel like I'm one hundred and six years old. I have no idea who anybody is. Like when I was watching. I was watching the Grammy's last night. I'm like, I have no idea that is I've never heard this song before in my life. Deli part partner, Diana Ross word Sam smokey Robinson. I knew that. But yeah, you know, a lot of a lot of the stuff. That's like, you know, younger. I don't I dunno. Shawn Mendez guy. He was okay. He performed I believe he performed again. I think that was also with Miley Cyrus. Yeah. It was that was what Miley Cyrus to. She was all over the place last night. I try to be as open minded as possible. But I just do. I just like for the most part. I just kind of sit on my couch, and I don't I don't recognize anybody. I don't know who these people are so three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number if you'd like to to join us. If you watched what did you think what did you guys think of the the ceremony? What did you guys think of? Of the performances because there were a lot of performances. Let's see best is ain't got bluegrass. You've got traditional blues guy won the blues is alive. And well. Best spoken word album. Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter got himself a Grammy. Best music film. How is that? When did that become a category? I don't know. But I like it best music film. And I don't see. Wait a minute. I feel like Bowie's Quincy. From Quincy jumps before before. I heard that. I just would have gone with bohemian rhapsody. But yeah. Say. So. Yeah. And then also last night were the Bastas. Those are the British film awards. They were handed out as well at the same time. But I ended up watching the Grammys ex. I basically forgotten that the Baptist were. We're we're being handed out. That's why Bradley Cooper wasn't at the Grammys. Someone lady Gaga got up to to accept their award for their group or
Who Are The Top GRAMMY Winners Of All Time?
"Who is one the most Grammys of all time. Would you think it might be beyond say, would you think it might be the Beatles? Elvis Presley, you know, some of the biggest names some of the most commercially successful names in music. No, not at all. You know, the Beatles. Only won six Grammy awards Elvis has even fewer than that. The the person who has had the most Grammy awards passed away. Now is sir. George Solti of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra thirty one Grammy awards the most wins in the classical field, but more total Grammy awards than any other performer, Sir, George Solti with the as I like to call them, the cats and the CFO. After that twenty seven Grammy awards for Quincy Jones. For all of the music that he's arranged produced in more than ten different genres of music through the years that was not too much of a surprise. But Alison Krauss has twenty seven Grammy awards. Also whole also holding the distinction of the female artist with the most Grammy awards of all time. Vladimir horowitz. The the late pianist composer twenty five oh Pierre Boulaid Pierre Boulay twenty six Grammy awards lots of classical ones. Stevie Wonder has twenty five John Williams, not the host here on WGN. But the. Composer of classic soundtracks. Great movie soundtracks, some of the greatest movies of all time twenty four Grammys for him. And then beyond say comes in with twenty two. Jazzman chick Korea with twenty two you U2. has twenty two Vince Gill with twenty one Jay z has Twenty-one Kanye west has twenty one. I would not have guessed Kanye west of that many Grammy awards because it makes sense in a rap categories. Henry Mancini has twenty. Those are your top Grammy award winners for tonight. The person who is most nominated for tonight is Kendrick Lamar got eight nominations, and we'll see how all
Grammys 2019: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Brandi Carlile Lead Nominations
"By Drake with seven brandy. Carlisle was six Cardi B. Five and childish Gambino with five. Okay. I don't know challenge. Camping out. You don't childish Gambino. Now, if I if I heard the song when I know you would he's the talk of the town. He that really great movie not movie, but basically was music video. This is America that kind of took over the airwaves for a few months. That's childish Gambino. Yeah. Okay. He's an awesome guy. He was is Donald Glover who's a famous actor. He was a writer on thirty rock. He was on the show community and then parlayed his career into a rap career. That's just he's one of the greatest rappers in at the moment. Also in one of those space movies. Like was he a Mars was that him? Now, he might have been he was he's from the comedy team, Derrick comedy. And he he he did his own movie. I think oh, you're thinking of mystery men mystery men. Oh, yes. And here's a little bit of his his track challenge
Parkinson's disease could originate in appendix, study finds
"Stars. Tell me what you do to me. Cafeteria. Ain't nothing. No TIMMY, you could bring a bullet. Bring swore bring a more. But you can't bring the TIMMY, Alexa, play Kendrick. Lamar and says, okay. Amazon music avoids all you need get tens of millions of songs. Download the Amazon music app today. Geico presents eyewitness interviews with inanimate objects. This is Belinda Collins live on the scene of
Rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26
"In recent years, his music documented struggles with substance abuse and depression now, the American rapper MAC Miller has been found dead at his home near Los Angeles reports say the twenty six year old died from an apparent overdose. He had recently released an album and was Jesus go onto next month, Los Angeles correspondent James Cook reports. Mike Miller was born as Malcolm McCormick. In Pennsylvania, releasing his first mix tape at the age of just fifteen his debut album topped the US charts twenty eleven and reality. Tv cameras followed his move west to LA assists. Career took off Miller went on to collaborate with Kendrick Lamar ferrall Williams and with his girlfriend for two years, Ariana GRANDE. She later spoke publicly about ending what she called a toxic relationship tainted by substance abuse. Mac Miller struggles for sobriety were parent in the pain clinics and franchise delivery on his dark final album swimming. He was found dead at home shortly after posting a video of a turntable playing the strains of his song. So it
Jennifer Lopez To Receive Vanguard Award at MTV VMA's
"For ten percent off built something great and less move on from visionary, filmmakers by kely and producer short in peel comes black Klansmen. Starring John David, Washington, Adam driver Laura Harrier Tofa grace. Black clansmen tells the story of Ron stallworth. First African American detective serve in Colorado Springs. Police department determined to make a name for himself. Stallworth played by Washington bravely sets out on a dangerous mission infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan sign mea, the detective soon, recruits, more seasons, colleague, flip zipper, Mun Zimmerman, sorry, that name just get it out. Sorry, just my body regurgitates played by Adam driver into undercover investigator investigation of a lifetime together. They team to take down the extremist group as the organization aims to sanitize, it's violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Doesn't that sound familiar? I'm ready, yes. It's produced by the team behind the Academy Award winning get out black klansman the crazy outrageous end incredible true story of a real American hero. You can see the newest Spike Lee joint black klansman in theaters, August tenth. I'm gonna have to check that out. You know, I'm come. Come ready to be men, but yet doesn't come out. Okay. Clansman less the show. All right. So we're back. It's time for the read. Yes. I have a few things to say, try and make them very query. First of all, muni while glad that somebody's because this was all my list today as well. Glad. Wow. After all, of whom in Holland in me, still standing Parker said all rooting for you in just really, really rooting watching the parkers every day. I don't care that you and Roseanne friends and she came onto ubt. Talk show, didn't wanna go on your show and you know you're just not going to money. Rosendo care about your blackest. Care about none of our black asses. She did Roseanne would not be rose, ending her way through a whole bunch of maybe cocaine, I think cocaine sounds like cocaine and all of the other foods that she's been a part of Roseanne when the fucked up a whole bunch of people's jobs would not still be running around here right now, screaming, racist comments from a bottom of her good. And here you are defending her while also claiming that the industry blackball Jew and as a black woman, and then in industry, I'm just sell sad. So disappointed in this. Yes, money, I really want the best for you. I think you're such a great talented, not only comedian just performer myriad, but the headline I read in the story for a while, the headline made me Sola said, I just couldn't believe it sister. That's what we're doing right now. Gross while sister where was Roseanne were you were hollering for everybody to boycott. Netflix with outta remembers talking about definitely be paid what she like this this, what you all have offered her is disrespectful. Where was Roseanne when you were going through it? Where was that? What was the sisterhood? Has she ever called you there. Especially in the last like six months and this bitch, looking at everything Rosanna the this is the hill. You wanna die on lost sizes. You had my support until you came into, you decided Roseanne had yours. Just won't do that. I just can't. Nope. Like you were right then and you're wrong. Now I don't feel bad for supporting you right there. Spock now very. It's like, Yep, sorry. Also, I would like to say, I heard that Jennifer Lopez is going to be getting the Michael Jackson video vanguard award via maize this year. I just wanna say that. Jennifer Lopez is beautiful woman. She's had six packs and she was born. She is a great former dances are asked still puts on a great show. Lots of really pretty looks and many music videos. And you know, she's, here's the thing. I don't really feel like I need to. Shea, Jennifer Lopez. I wouldn't have a problem. Jennifer Lopez winning this award. If Missy Elliott, our Hanlin and honestly eve, Missy Elliott did already have one Acas still think of some people who I feel like should get a video vanguard award before Jennifer Lopez, like Busta rhymes, kind of homophobic. So after Oscar, Kendrick, Lamar. Outcast. Alkhast definitely. Am I a give one to Mariah Carey doesn't have one in my has a problem with anti blackness. Oh, don't forget. Remember when she said something about somebody asked her about black lives matter. She was like, where is beyond saying Kendrick to say, Muslim lives. Syrian lies matters. Let's going over to..
Ryan Reynolds At Center Of ‘Home Alone’ Revise; Augustine Frizzell To Helm R Comedy ‘Stoned Alone’
"It's recess and all out of episodes of nailed it. So now I'm watching sugar rush on net flex. It's pretty good. If you like to watch people do something, they're actually good at as opposed to a hilarious parade of failure sugar Russia's, a cupcake car show and nailed it is like a monster truck rally. I just referred to watch an orgy of pastry destruction. Speaking of violent release, it's time for the entertainment news or as I like to call it your recess from the real news. Here we go rapper and Pulitzer prize winner. Kendrick Lamar will make his acting debut in the stars series. Power opposite fifty cent. Kendrick, Lamar rapper turned actor will Kendrick be the next Queen Latifah. The answer is absolutely not no only Queen Latifah, Queen Latifah, that question was a trap. A Frazier reboot might be in the works at CBS. I would love this not just because I loved the original Frazier, which I did because I love a family. Comedy centered around a man with a giant head, but also because Frazier would be an interesting character to catch up with in present day circumstances. What would Frazier be doing in two thousand eighteen? Probably trying too hard to be woke and drinking sharee before, watching the news every night. So basically the same thing as the rest of us, Sherry Niles. Ooh, bring back Niles speaking of rebe. Boots, Ryan Reynolds is rebooting home alone. Sorta the new film will be called stoned alone. And instead of a precocious young MacAulay Culkin being left behind during his family's trip to Paris, the movie will follow a twenty something we'd grower who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip and then has to fend off burglars will one of the burglars be Joe patchy, probably not, but I'm betting there will still be a scene where the protagonist orders pizza because that's one thing, eight year olds and stones have very much in common. Thank you for your service. Pizza delivery. YouTube has deleted certain videos posted by info wars, the bananas, Alex Jones channel that deals and conspiracy theories such as the sandy hook, shooting being a hoax. This is part of YouTube new pushback against hate speech and graphic content. The info wars content is still available on Facebook, watch where it can continue to confuse and frighten. Eaten all the grandparents who still use Facebook regularly, warn your grandparents and then tell them that if they want to see your pictures, they really have to join Instagram. The HBO series, dead wood is getting a movie. The show aired from two thousand four to two thousand six. It was a western crime drama and its fans were very intense. So intense that after several months of being told that I absolutely had to watch dead wood. I decided on my own in a totally non reactionary way that I would never ever watch deadwood. But I do look forward to being told to watch this movie, people recommend because they care recommendations are the sixth love language. If you've never read the book, the five love languages are quality time giving gifts acts of service something to do with words, and then physical touch, which is the one I always try to explain to my dog when it's hot outside, and she doesn't want to cuddle with me. Take care guys. I'm Lydia. Harewood and I will catch you next time until then recess adjourned. The podcast you just heard was published with anchor, got something you want to say to the creator of the show, send them a voice message using the anchor app free for IOS and Android.
Spotify Ends 'Hateful Conduct' Policy That Banned R. Kelly From Playlists
"She says he fits the bill having twice served as prime minister but former comedian mariane shuts says he can offer slovenia a fresh start plus political experience from eight years as a city man mr yan shirts sds have run an unashamedly xenophobic campaign they've made an alliance with hungary's viktor audubon copying his tactic of stirring fears about refugees in fact slovenia only accepted one hundred fifty asylum applications last year and the sds strategy may backfire most mainstream parties have said they will refuse to work with mr yansha and that could prevent him from forming a governing coalition that may open the door for mr shuts he's a centrist who's promising reforms of the health and techsystems but also says slovenia needs more order guided looney the music streaming service spotify has reversed a policy which saw songs by the american singer r kelly removed from its playlists the scheme which was only introduced last month reduce the exposure of artists accused of misconduct kelly is facing multiple allegations of sexual assault against underage girls accusations he denies charlet gallagher told me more about the policy and why it's now been reversed spotify introduced this hateful content and hateful conduct policy with a bit of a fanfare last month and it was really welcomed by the time's up movement which is a group which campaigns against sexual harassment and sexual assault they'd been calling on services like spotify concert venues radio stations to boycott s r kelly because of a series of shocking allegations against him but there was also a backlash now the record label which represents huge dolls like kendrick lamar they said they were going to pull their songs from spotify if they didn't get rid of this policy they said it was censorship and it was unfairly targeting artists in the.
Janet Jackson to get the Billboard Icon Award
"Damaged in the past six months at least ten of the larger more visible footprints which ranged from three to seventeen inches have disappeared in the past six months the park is considering sending a diving team to recover what a can from the lake bed but for right now it's putting up more signs asking tourists not to touch the sandstone janet jackson joins the likes of prince stevie wonder share and others later this month a p music correspondent zaraleta reports she's getting a special honor at the billboard music awards janet jackson will receive the billboard icon award to recognize her contributions to music past recipients of the award include prince stevie wonder share and jennifer lopez jackson will be presented with the award during the may twentieth ceremony in las vegas she'll also do her first televised performance in nine years kendrick lamar bruno mars and share lead the nominations with fifteen each i'm archie zaraleta iran would be willing to stick by the nuclear deal even if the us pulls out according to president hassan rohani ap correspondent syria shockley reports that if the european union guarantees iran would keep benefiting from the accord rohani's remarks came ahead of president donald trump's decision expected later this week on whether to pull the us out of the landmark deal between iran and world powers rohani's spoke during a meeting with officials in the northeastern city of musher he said a us pullout would be a strategic mistake ronnie also said that what we want for the deal is that it's preserved and guaranteed by the non americans this was a reference to other signatories of the two thousand and fifteen agreement i'm sarah.
India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12
"The american kendrick lamar become the first rapper to win the pulitzer prize for music he's been cooled the bob dylan of hip hop song writers has become the anthem of the black lives matter movement join me mark coals to find out how kendrick lamar has gone from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the united states right to the very top that's coming up in a profile of kendrick lamar here on the bbc world service right after the news bbc news with eileen mccue china via nited states and south korea have welcomed an announcement from north korea that is suspending its nuclear and missile tests and closing its nuclear site north korea's leader kim jong un said tests were being halted because the country had completed its goal of developing nuclear weapons the government of nicaragua says it's ready to begin talks with people who've been protesting against social security reforms the vice president made the announcement after three days of violent clashes between demonstrators and police at least ten people have died venezuela's president nicolas maduro has visiting cuba to meet the new leader of one of his country's few remaining allies he arrived a day after miguel diaz canal took power as cuba's president the un security council is holding talks at a remote farmhouse surrounded by pastures at the southern tip of sweden this meeting at the summer home of the former u n chief doug hammarskjold is a rare session outside new york it's expected to focus on the syrian crisis a baby girl has been raped and murdered in the indian city of indoor the latest in a string of child rapes that have been described as a national emergency for india the child had been asleep with her parents on the street when she was abducted the prime minister is due to chair a cabinet session to consider introducing the death penalty for the crime there are continuing efforts to restore order to the south african city of my king after three days of violent protests presidents roh ramaphosa who's visited the city has promised further talks with people who accused the provincial premier of corruption something he denies and italian conservationists seromba instigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture and fit him with a tracking device the bear belong to an endangered subspecies of which only about fifty remain that's the latest from bbc news.