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Kendrick Lamar won Video of the Year and Best Hip Hop Video, among four other prizes, at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Big In The VMAs' Jarring Jumble Of Moments

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The producer Mike WiLL Made-It, whose beats can be heard on the first two singles from DAMN., the new album by Kendrick Lamar. Mary Kang/Courtesy of Universal Music Group hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar performs a DAMN.-heavy set on Sunday at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Is Introspective And Unforgiving

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Kendrick Lamar performs on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, Sunday night. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar performs in Brooklyn in December 2016. On Thursday night, Lamar released a new song, "The Heart Part 4," that seems to preview a new album by Lamar, to be released on April 7. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express hide caption

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Rihanna poses at the album artwork reveal for ANTI in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Westbury Road Entertainment LLC hide caption

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Just What Is An Album? In 2016, That Was An Open Question

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Kendrick Lamar's latest album is To Pimp A Butterfly, which includes the song, "King Kunta," the number one song in our listener survey this week. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs +1: Your Song Of The Week, Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'

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Kendrick Lamar performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's A New Kendrick Lamar Project Out, But It May Sound Familiar Already

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Kendrick Lamar onstage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in October. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar: 'I Can't Change The World Until I Change Myself First'

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