Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • Cover of Flying Lotus: Kendrick Lamar "Took All My Beats"
    Kendrick Lamar seems to have taken a liking to Flying Lotus. Since he recruited the avant-garde L.A.
  • Cover of Pete Rock Worked With Kendrick Lamar On His New Album
    Any details we can get on Kendrick Lamar's new album are welcome, as it is being kept tightly under wraps. Today we get word that Pete Rock made a contribution to the LP, which is as of yet untitled.
  • Cover of Top 10: Albums We Can't Wait To Hear
    Just as a disclaimer, you won't find Detox on this list. We gave up on that a long time ago. We can only assume at this point that Dre is swimming in a literal pool of Apple money somewhere, Scrooge McDuck style.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar To Debut "m.A.A.d" Short Film Next Month
    Though hip-hop artists are currently prone to using the phrase "it's gonna be a movie" when talking about their next project, Kendrick Lamar's semi-autobiographical good kid, m.A.A.d city was one of the few to actually fit that description, detailing a day in the life of a South Central teen.
  • Cover of Top 10: Rap Interludes
    The interlude has always been an opportunity for an artist to switch up the vibe of their album and transition from one style to another. Sometimes they're musical, sometimes they're a humorous skit (or not so much) thrown in for comic relief.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Calls Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q In Sydney Freestyle
    Childish Gambino has never been one for fighting words, but apparently something was in the air this weekend in Australia. The California-born rapper performed at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Sunday night (July 27th) and left attendees with a show worth remembering.
  • Cover of Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers Complex, Speaks On New Album
    While GQ nabbed Kanye West for their new issue, Complex has taken on West's "Yeezus" tour partner, Kendrick Lamar, as their lead for the August/September issue.
  • Cover of Logic's Debut Album Earns Comparisons To Kanye West's "Graduation" And Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
    Maryland MC Logic is one of the game's most talked-about rappers at the moment, and with good cause. His rapping skills are unparalleled by most of his peers, and with two solid mixtapes in the Young Sinatra series behind him, anticipation is very high for Logic's upcoming debut on Def Jam.
  • Cover of Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
    Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Sued For "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)"
    According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Kendrick Lamar is being sued by Woolfsongs Limited for not getting a sample cleared for his 2011 song “Keisha’s Song (Her Pain)." 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar: "Everybody In The Industry Has Lost Their Edge"
    Despite not releasing an album in 2013, Kendrick Lamar managed to keep his name on the tip of everyone's tongue. Whether through his unavoidable "Control" verse, his opening slot on Kanye West's Yeezus tour, or his much-talked about snub at the Grammys, K.Dot kept his profile up throughout the year.
  • Cover of Stream Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Here it is, the moment every TDE fan has been waiting for: the stream of Ab-Soul's long-awaited These Days... The album leaked in entirety yesterday, so it appears that Soulo wanted to counter the leak with a SoundCloud stream of his own -- check it out below.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Talks "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Being Called A Classic, Follow Up Album
    Expectations are high for Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city. The rapper's 2012 effort (which you can't call his debut album or his sophomore album without pissing someone off) was greeted with almost unanimous praise within days of its release, which makes the pressure pretty high for the n
  • Cover of Fantastic Flows Follow Up: MCs With The Best Flows
    Two days back we had an article about the origins of certain flows, and some of our ever reliable commenters took it to be some sort of ranking of the best flows, which was not the case. The entire point of the article was to point out that some flows are influenced by region, and some by other artists.
  • Cover of Accents, Ad-libs & Animation: Rappers With Distinctive Voices
    While emcees and rappers are mostly lauded for their lyrical capability, there’s something astonishing about having voice control, diversified delivery and for whatever reason, having a voice that stands out.
  • Cover of Listen To Snippets From Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Just a day after Ab-Soul let us in on the These Days... tracklist, Amazon has made snippets of each of the album's tracks available for streaming.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Is Feeling No Pressure For His Next Album
    With Kendrick Lamar's last album, 2012's good kid, m.A.Ad city receiving more critical praise than any other hip-hop album of the year, you'd think the L.A. rapper would be feeling some heat to craft a follow-up that matches its predecessor's acclaim, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
    While he didn't actually release an album last year, Kendrick Lamar managed to put the rap game in a stir. "Control" kept the rapper in the conversation throughout 2013, but in the new year, the rapper has been a little more low-key.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Buys Low-Key California Home For $524,000
    Despite being one of the most acclaimed, Kendrick Lamar isn't exactly the flashiest of rappers. The Compton emcee doesn't do a whole lot of flexing, and the new home he's reportedly bought himself reflects that.
  • Cover of Mike WiLL Announces "Buy The World" Single With Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future
    Mike WiLL Made It released a slew of huge singles last year, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", Future's "Sh!t", and his own "23". Still, it seemed that the producer had something big in the works that he was preparing to unleash on the world.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Says Logic & King Los Are Better Lyricists Than Kendrick Lamar
    To promote his new single “Mission”, Lupe Fiasco decided to stop by The Hot 97 Morning Show Tuesday Morning and chat it up with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez. During the lengthy conversation, Lupe Fiasco had a lot of time to speak his mind, and that he did.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album Title [Update: Announcement Reportedly Fake]
    Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city made a huge impact on the rap game upon its release, and while the rapper has remained a looming presence since its release ("Control" anyone?), anticipation has remained for the follow-up to his debut.
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards.
  • Cover of Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find.
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