Kendrick Lamar

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: a  remarkable new voice on issues of race in America

An epigraph from Kendrick Lamar, virtual reality games for racists, genetically engineered children and a world where a white man can take a chainsaw (...)

Drake was most-streamed artist in Ireland and globally.  Photograph:  Harmony Gerber/Getty

Ireland’s love affair with rap continued in 2018 with Drake, Post Malone and Eminem the most-streamed artists of the year among Irish users of Spotify(...)

Daithí: “Take Care is an incredible collection from an artist at the height of his powers.” Photograph: Christian Tierney

The albums that are the most important to me are the ones that frame a time in my life. They play in the background of crystal-clear memories, moments(...)

Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers

What Slam poetry indie rap. Where California. Why Hearing Frank Lopes jnr for the first time is a jarring and divisive experience. The Sacramento(...)

Kendrick Lamar: naturally shy, he doesn’t bask in attention so much as soak it up and internalise it – a black hole around which the huge, clattering grooves bend and warp. Photograph: Dave Meehan

KENDRICK LAMAR: A MUSCULAR, HYPERLITERATE SUPERSTAR Main Stage Kendrick Lamar is widely acknowledged as the greatest rapper alive, but he has also tr(...)

Kendrick Lamar: naturally shy, he doesn’t bask in attention so much as soak it up and internalise it – a black hole around which the huge, clattering grooves bend and warp. Photograph: Dave Meehan

KENDRICK LAMAR Main Stage Kendrick Lamar is widely acknowledged as the greatest rapper alive, but he has also transcended genre and stands as a singu(...)

Electric Picnic: early-ticket holders can arrive from 4pm on Thursday, along with holders of camper-van tickets; the gates open at 9am on Friday for everybody else. Photograph: Niall Bouzon/Red Bull/Inpho

As kids pack their school bags for their first week back in class, adults pack their cars with tents, blow-up mattresses, a bag of cans and enough cri(...)

Paddy Hayter of the Footsbarn Theatre Company with Robyn (3) and Rachel (5) Smit from Stradbally, at an official tour of the festival site

The Electric Picnic music and arts festival will see more than 50,000 people descend on Stradbally, Co Laois from Friday until Sunday. Aerial th(...)

Time to pick your favourites and write your  timetable. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Grab your tents, rain coats and suncream; Electric Picnic 2018 is right around the corner. The festival will see more than 50,000 people descend on St(...)

Benjamin Clemantine,Sigrid, Sevdaliza, N.E.R.D, Nina Kraviz and Kendrick Lamar are just a few of our critics top choices.

Sigrid Electric Arena, Saturday, 4.30pm Those Scandies sure know how to a spawn a stellar songstress. Norway’s Sigrid has rapidly become a pop sensat(...)

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