Kendrick Lamar News

  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Jan. 27- Feb. 2
    Top Tracks Of The Week: Jan. 27- Feb. 2
    Feb 4, 2014 at 11:38pm
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • Kendrick Lamar Talks On His Manager Dave Free, Wanting To Collaborate With Erykah Badu
    Kendrick Lamar Talks On His Manager Dave Free, Wanting To Collaborate With Erykah Badu
    Feb 4, 2014 at 05:50pm
    TDE announced yesterday that a new project is "coming soon" from Ab-Soul, and we've also got ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron to look forward to this month, not to mention Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia is still in rotation, but fa
  • What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    Feb 4, 2014 at 05:29pm
    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
    Feb 2, 2014 at 09:13am
    The Grammys had a positive effect in terms of album sales, as those nominated and those who won both received a boost in the past seven days. Despite Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city not taking home a Grammy, the rapper still saw a spike in his sales and an almost twenty-spot jump up the charts. Of course, four-time Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also benefited this past week, seeing a ten-spot jump into the top 15 of the Billboard 200 (as if they needed it).
  • Scoop Deville Discusses Making Beats With Kendrick Lamar
    Scoop Deville Discusses Making Beats With Kendrick Lamar
    Jan 31, 2014 at 03:23pm
     Kendrick has been reluctant to talk at all about his upcoming projects. We don't even know what progress he's made on a follow-up album, if any. However, Scoop Deville, with DJ Dahi and THC are a little more forthcoming. When speaking to VIBE, Scoop said: “We’re in the lab right now and we’re creating music,” Scoop Deville says. “I’m working hard on making a sound for [Kendrick] that is definitely going to take him where he needs to be—musically, sonically—the people are going to feel it. That’s what we do it for—we’re not trying to make hit records.”
  • Pharrell Talks About How Lorde and Kendrick Are Shaping The Industry
    Pharrell Talks About How Lorde and Kendrick Are Shaping The Industry
    Jan 31, 2014 at 01:53pm
    Pharrell is one articulate dude, if you haven't heard him speak already. When he sat down with Hardknock TV, he had a lot to say about music as an art form and music as an industry. The interview, which will be posted below, is full of illuminating and well-wrought thoughts about his ever-changing industry. He says:
  • Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    Jan 29, 2014 at 12:15pm
    The Grammy Awards were once again in the crossfire of the hip-hop community when Macklemore took home four Grammys and Kendrick Lamar took home zero. We've heard Macklemore's stance on the subject plenty of times now, he even put a text message he sent to K. Dot following his Grammy win on display for the world to see.
  • Red Carpet, Backstage & Onstage Photos From The 2014 Grammy Awards
    Red Carpet, Backstage & Onstage Photos From The 2014 Grammy Awards
    Jan 27, 2014 at 11:38am
    As per usual, the Grammy Awards proved to be an eventful night. We saw performances from husband and wife, Jay Z and Beyonce, as well as John Legend, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Juicy J alongside Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Madonna and more.
  • Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar He Got "Robbed" At Grammys
    Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar He Got "Robbed" At Grammys
    Jan 27, 2014 at 10:07am
    As you are probably aware by now, much to the dismay of the rap community, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song at the Grammys awards last night. This isn't exactly surprising, despite Macklemore himself (among others) asserting that Best Rap Album should go to Kendrick Lamar.
  • List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    Jan 26, 2014 at 06:58pm
    The Grammy awards air tonight, and we'll be live updating the winners as the show goes on. Winners are presented in bold. So far, the untelevised awards have been presented, the most surprising being Macklemore & Ryan Lewis taking rap album of the year. Check out the nominees and winners below. Best Dance Recording
  • Kendrick Lamar Says "People Forget That Jay Z Is From The Projects"
    Kendrick Lamar Says "People Forget That Jay Z Is From The Projects"
    Jan 25, 2014 at 12:42pm
    Kendrick Lamar covered GQ's man of the year issue last year, and he hasn't stopped showing up on the front page of magazines since. This week he'll be appearing on both ESPN and JET magazine's covers, the latter of which contains an interview with the Grammy-nominated emcee. In the article, K.Dot talks black history, Jay Z, and his writing process. “Hip Hop plays a huge part in Black history," Lamar told JET. "It’s bigger than music. Entertainers are actually leading a generation today as role models, whether they want to or not." 
  • Kendrick Lamar Talks Grammy Nominations & His New Album
    Kendrick Lamar Talks Grammy Nominations & His New Album
    Jan 24, 2014 at 01:40pm
    We haven't heard much from Kendrick Lamar lately, but while he hasn't spoken publicly lately, the public has talked a lot about him. After all, despite it being more than several months ago, his appearance on a Big Sean song "Control" garnered more news than most rappers' album releases, as of late. Although to be fair, few rappers can as explosively call out so many rappers by name.
  • Joey Bada$$ Weighs In On The Grammy's Kendrick Lamar Vs. Macklemore Debate
    Joey Bada$$ Weighs In On The Grammy's Kendrick Lamar Vs. Macklemore Debate
    Jan 24, 2014 at 12:18pm
    Yesterday it was revealed that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis almost didn't make it into the rap categories at the Grammys because they've been too successful aka mainstream aka pop this past year. However, in a landslide vote decided by the general Grammy committee, the final decision was to nominate them amongst rap competitors.
  • Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Roots & More To Perform At Super Bowl Events
    Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Roots & More To Perform At Super Bowl Events
    Jan 11, 2014 at 10:00pm
    Earlier this week, we learned that Diddy's Revolt TV will be hosting a show at Time Warner Cable Studios in New York City during the Super Bowl, which he'll be headlining alongside Drake, Funkmaster Flex and DJ Ross One. 
  • Forbes' "30 Under 30" List Includes Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Drake & More
    Forbes' "30 Under 30" List Includes Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Drake & More
    Jan 9, 2014 at 01:21pm
    Forbes has released their annual "30 Under 30" list, and we see some familiar rap faces on the music section of the list. Wiz Khalifa, for example, makes the list for his third consecutive year. Other rappers who made the Forbes list are J. Cole, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore's producer Ryan Lewis (he's 25 but Macklemore being 30-years old was too old to make the list), Miguel, Janelle Monae, and Rihanna.
  • Final Dates For Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Revealed
    Final Dates For Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Revealed
    Jan 7, 2014 at 09:47am
    Kanye West fans who missed the Yeezus Tour last year are in luck. 'Ye will be embarking on another brief leg of the tour throughout the month of February, performing nine new shows in Canada and the U.S. At this point, Kendrick Lamar's continued involvement in the performances is unknown.  The final leg begins on February 13th at Pennsylvania's State College and ends at Uniondale, New York's Nassau Coliseum. Peep the dates below, and cop tickets via Live Nation.
  • Hip-Hop's New Year's Eve: Rappers Celebrate 2014
    Hip-Hop's New Year's Eve: Rappers Celebrate 2014
    Jan 2, 2014 at 02:00pm
    As we continue to recover from New Year's Eve festivities, memories from the evening are slowly coming back to us. Despite how hype you believe your night was, it probably can't compare to the level at which the rap game's elite partied. From Rihanna's elaborate New York City penthouse bash to Diddy's star-studded party at the Versace mansion in Miami, no one turns up quite like the urban community.  Click through the galleries to see how some of your favorite artists rang in the near year. 
  • Drake Says Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" Was "The Last Great Concept Album"
    Drake Says Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" Was "The Last Great Concept Album"
    Jan 1, 2014 at 02:28pm
    There seems to have been some tension between Drake and Kendrick Lamar this year, but with no one explicitly naming names, it's hard to tell how much of it is imagined by outsiders. One thing is for sure-- they haven't been giving each other many compliments. Thus, it came as a surprise when Drizzy went out of his way to praise Lamar's major label debut in a new interview with Vibe. 
  • Fabolous Explains Why He Waited To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's "Control"
    Fabolous Explains Why He Waited To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's "Control"
    Dec 27, 2013 at 06:14pm
    The responses to Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse came fast and furious, and Fabolous was one of the first to threaten to get in the studio upon hearing it. Despite the comment, we heard nothing from Fab up until a few days ago when he released his Soul Tape 3 project.
  • Hottest Singles Of 2013
    Hottest Singles Of 2013
    Dec 27, 2013 at 02:30pm
    Another stellar year for hip-hop. As the digital market continued to flourish, singles did accordingly. From Chicago trap to New York boom-bap to Houston trill, it’s all here. Not only were the year’s top singles diverse, but their marketing tactics were unique as well (take Kanye’s “New Slaves”, for example).
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