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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN' Is Here

Kendrick Lamar's highly-anticipated new album "DAMN,"is here and the internet is celebrating.

Kendrick Lamar's DAMN has arrived.


The prolific rapper's latest album dropped this morning. The 14-track record boasts features from Rihanna—who can be heard halfway through, on the standout "LOYALTY."—U2, and more. For the most part, though, Kendrick is a commanding one-man show, tackling themes of self-identity, race, fear and more, while flexing his indomitable flow.

DAMN already feels monumental, and it's pretty much all anyone is talking about this morning.

Is it too early to call is the best rap album of 2017?

Nope.

DAMN, can today get any better? Thank you, Kendrick!

Listen to DAMN via Apple Music and Spotify below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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