Kendrick Lamar News

FOX News Pundit On Kendrick Lamar: Rap Does "More Damage To Young African-Americans Than Racism"
FOX News Pundit On Kendrick Lamar: Rap Does "More Damage To Young African-Americans Than Racism" Jul 1, 2015 at 10:43am
At Sunday's BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar delivered a rousting performance of "Alright" that featured a vandalized cop car and a huge American flag, but apparently, not everyone was a fan. The most vehement (and absurd) takedown of the show came from a very predictable place, namely FOX News, where hip hop is routinely villainized by out-of-touch talking heads. A whole roundtable was hosted on the subject, but the most striking accusation came from Geraldo Rivera.
Complete List Of 2015 BET Awards Winners
Complete List Of 2015 BET Awards Winners Jun 29, 2015 at 11:05am
Along with the full set of performances that went down on the BET Awards stage last night, we've also got the complete list of artists who took home awards.
5 Things We Want From The Game's "Documentary 2"
5 Things We Want From The Game's "Documentary 2" Jun 26, 2015 at 02:28pm
In the past few weeks, we've been stoking our curiosity about rappers' new albums by coming up with wish lists of the various things we'd think would ensure dopeness. We've already dreamed up idealized versions of Childish Gambino's upcoming project and Lil Wayne's quickly approaching Free Weezy Album, and now it's time to tackle a long in-the-works sequel to one of Cali's most celebrated albums of the 2000s.
Chance The Rapper Brings Out Kendrick Lamar At T.I.P. Festival
Chance The Rapper Brings Out Kendrick Lamar At T.I.P. Festival Jun 24, 2015 at 11:25pm
After releasing SURF with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Chance the Rapper has been busy preparing for the first Teens In the Park Festival, which took place this afternoon on Chicago's Northerly Island. The free festival was only available to young Chicagoans, ages 13 to 14, and it featured musical performances from Chance, Donnie Trumpet, DLow, and more young acts hailing from Chicago. 
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time Jun 24, 2015 at 10:48am
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Kendrick Lamar Wrote "The Blacker The Berry" Soon After Trayvon Martin's Death
Kendrick Lamar Wrote "The Blacker The Berry" Soon After Trayvon Martin's Death Jun 21, 2015 at 03:59pm
As much as Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly has been talked about, by critics, fans, and Kendrick himself, we're still learning new things about the album each time it's brought up. Seeing that it's probably the densest rap album in recent memory, it's not exactly surprising, and we're eager to hear Lamar reveal more of its intricacies in every interview.
Kendrick Lamar Shouts Out Lil B & Lil Wayne For Being Influential Artists
Kendrick Lamar Shouts Out Lil B & Lil Wayne For Being Influential Artists Jun 20, 2015 at 08:52pm
Kendrick Lamar is not the type of dude to be chilling on Twitter shooting the shit -- he's tweeted 11 times in the last seven weeks -- so it's a bit of a surprise whenever he actually say something. Today he took the time to give a shoutout to the two artists he deems the most influential: Lil B and Lil Wayne.  "Thank you BasedGod," he wrote. "Teaching us all how to swagg in videos. You and Wayne most influential. Thank you BasedGod."
Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2015 (So Far)
Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2015 (So Far) Jun 17, 2015 at 03:53pm
How the hell did we make it through fifty percent of 2015 already? June has seemingly crept up out of nowhere, marking the halfway checkpoint of a year that, so far, has been ripe with exceptional releases from some of hip-hop’s brightest emcees. Releases-- highly anticipated or dropped by surprise, some commercial mixtapes and some full albums -- have infused the year with some fun that surely help the time pass as we approach the new year.
Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Perform Together With Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo
Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Perform Together With Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo Jun 13, 2015 at 01:24pm
One of the things that makes Bonnaroo a little more special than your average music festival is the jam sessions. Some are organized, while others just seem to happen spontaneously. Earth, Wind & Fires set definitely fell into the latter category last night when they invited a couple of rappers up to freestyle toward the end of their set.
Watch A Live Stream Of Bonnaroo
Watch A Live Stream Of Bonnaroo Jun 12, 2015 at 10:42am
Bonnaroo is going down this weekend, in fact, it's already kicked off. The weekend-long festival in Manchester, Tennessee is seeing performances from Run The Jewels, Jamie xx, Glass Animals, D'Angelo, SBTRKT, Atmosphere, Kendrick Lamar and more. If you haven't copped tickets, you can enjoy all the performances thanks to a live stream of the event. Unlike the HOT 97 Summer Jam stream, this is available to all, and features three different channels to flip through to catch various performances from some of your favorite artists.
Chris Brown & Kendrick Lamar Tapped To Perform At BET Awards
Chris Brown & Kendrick Lamar Tapped To Perform At BET Awards Jun 11, 2015 at 12:14pm
With the BET Awards quickly approaching, BET announced two big performers, who are both up for nominations this year, will hit their stage on June 28th; Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar. Chris Brown is ahead of the pack in terms of nominations, he's not only up for the category of Best Male R&B Artist, he's also nominated for Video of the Year as well as Best Collaboration. Kendrick Lamar has one nomination to his name, for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.
Top 5 Miguel X Rapper Collabs
Top 5 Miguel X Rapper Collabs Jun 10, 2015 at 02:47pm
Miguel isn't the most prolific artist in R&B, but he's one of the most inimitable. As he's become an undeniable fashion icon and sex-symbol, he's still managed to evolve his sound with each subsequent record, sounding like the second-coming of Prince-- less dancey, but more sexy. He's an artist of his own breed, which is why we don't see him on features as much as most R&B artists, who get more hype off their guest appearances on rap albums than on their solo work. 
Top Tracks: June 1- June 7
Top Tracks: June 1- June 7 Jun 9, 2015 at 12:25pm
After a relatively stagnant week, HNHH readers decided they wanted something new in the first week of June. Let’s get to it: 10) The Weeknd – In The Night This currently-unavailable Weeknd track managed to hold on in spite of a lukewarm reaction from readers. Abel’s latest dropped six spots to land at number 10 in its second week. 9) Juicy J ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Drake – Tryna Fuck
Summer Jam 2015 Recap
Summer Jam 2015 Recap Jun 8, 2015 at 07:24pm
Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 
N.W.A To Reunite For Performance In L.A.
N.W.A To Reunite For Performance In L.A. Jun 8, 2015 at 11:25am
The story of one of rap's most important crews, N.W.A, will be told on the big screen this summer. To celebrate the biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," the veteran rap group will reunite on stage for the first time in 26 years.