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'Black Panther' Trailer Premieres During National Championship - Watch Now!

Did you see the brand-new Black Panther footage that aired during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship?

The trailer for the Marvel Studios flick dropped during the game between Alabama and Georgia, following Kendrick Lamar‘s halftime show performance.

It features Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa’s (aka Black Panther) enemies Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) as they try to bring him down as the King of Wakanda.

Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

The Ryan Coogler-directed film also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker.

Kendrick is producing the soundtrack.

Black Panther is set to hit theaters on February 16. Watch the trailer below!


Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – Rise TV Spot

Kendrick Lamar & SZA: 'All The Stars' from 'Black Panther' - Stream, Download & Lyrics!

Kendrick Lamar and SZA have teamed up for a new song called “All The Stars,” and you can stream it right here!

The track is our first taste of the Black Panther soundtrack, which will be produced and curated by Kendrick along with Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith in collaboration with the film’s director Ryan Coogler.

“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture,” Kendrick said in a statement. “I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”

You can also stream “All The Stars” on Spotify and download it on iTunes now!


Kendrick Lamar & SZA – ‘All The Stars’ (Pseudo Video)

Click inside to read the lyrics to Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s collaboration…More Here! »

Kendrick Lamar Debuts 'LOVE.' Music Video - Watch Here!

Kendrick Lamar keeps the DAMN. music videos coming with the release of “LOVE.” featuring Zacari, the latest single off his critically-acclaimed third major label album!

Directed by Dave Meyers and the little homies production duo of Dave Free and Kendrick himself, the visual features the good, the bad, and the ugly ups and downs of a relationship.

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This is just the latest collaboration between Dave Meyers and the little homies. Earlier this year, they also joined forces on clips for “HUMBLE.” and “LOYALTY.” off DAMN.

Kendrick has scored seven nominations at the 2018 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album.


Kendrick Lamar – ‘LOVE.’ (feat. Zacari) [Official Video]

Rihanna Performs 'Loyalty' with Kendrick Lamar for First Time at TDE's Christmas Concert!

Rihanna hits the stage for her performance at TDE’s Christmas Show & Toy Drive on Thursday afternoon (December 21) at Knickerson Gardens in Watts, Calif.

The 29-year-old entertainer was joined by Kendrick Lamar to perform their collaboration “Loyalty” live for the first time.

The crowd, who got to attend the show for free if they brought an unwrapped toy, sang along to every word. Watch a video, courtesy of Twitter user @_Jo3y, below!

Rihanna also performed her new song “Lemon” for the lucky people in attendance.

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Billboard Picks The Best Songs of 2017 - See Their Top 10!

Billboard has announced the best songs of 2017!

The long-running chart service revealed their Top 100 favorite songs of 2017 on Wednesday (December 13). The collection covers a wide range of genres and styles, ranging from Rihanna to Justin Bieber to BTS.

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All of the picks were selected by the Billboard staff as their favorite.

Wondering which artist took the crown for this year? Check out the Top 10 below, and head to Billboard.com to see the full Top 100 picks.

Click inside to find out Billboard’s Top 10 picks of the year!More Here! »

Kendrick Lamar Explains How He Brings a Song to Life

Kendrick Lamar is opening up about his music in a new cover story for Variety.

Here is what the 30-year-old rapper had to share with the mag:

On his process on bringing a song to life: “For me, prior to me recording, it’s 70% me just formulating ideas in my mind and 30% just collecting sounds and making sounds, prior to me actually getting in the studio. Then it’s about figuring out which angle I’m going to attack it from and how the listener is going to perceive it. These are the ideas you’re constantly, constantly thinking about, and it’s not really about going to instrumentals and bringing on beats [from producers], because I feel my greatest knack is for taking cohesive ideas and putting them on wax. So it starts with me first, with my thoughts.”

On his hometown of Compton, Calif.: “I see improvements in people stepping up, for sure. We have a lot of figures who love the city but won’t set foot in it because of the danger. I still have family there. Some people don’t, so they don’t feel the connection. But these kids are excited about it — as long you put the practice behind it; that’s where things start.”

On the current political climate: “America will survive once it recognizes the position it’s in, and the trials that it’s facing. Once people stop being nonchalant to it and recognize it, that’s when. When it’s not something that’s just swept under the rug because we’re the quote-unquote ‘greatest country in the world.’”

For more from Kendrick, visit Variety.com!

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Kendrick Lamar Honored as a Hitmaker at Variety Luncheon

Kendrick Lamar appears on stage to accept his award while attending the Variety Hitmakers Luncheon on Saturday (November 18) at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 30-year-old rapper was honored at the Artist Hitmaker of the Year. He met up with DJ Khaled, who was presented with the Mediabase PowerPlaylist Award. Guests at the event enjoyed cocktails from CÎROC French Vanilla.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, since I was 13, 14 years old,” Kendrick said (via Variety). “To hone in the title of a hitmaker means a lot because we put a lot of time and a lot of effort [in the studio].”

“I thank each and every one of you for allowing me to evolve and let me make these weird a— songs that y’all like. These songs represent me and who I am. I want to continue to push that envelope and hopefully I continue to have y’all ears to do so,” he added.

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