Kendrick Lamar News

  • Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Interviews, Talks Influence Of Dr. Dre & Tupac
    Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Interviews, Talks Influence Of Dr. Dre & Tupac
    Oct 13, 2013 at 07:23pm
    Kendrick Lamar sat down for a series of one minute interviews with the Grammys speaking on various subjects.   The Compton rapper talks about the meaning of his debut rap opus good kid, m.A.A.d city, maintaining focus, dealing with tragedy and converting it to art, and the influence that seeing Dr. Dre and Tupac as a kid had on him.   You can watch the 10 one minute clips below.    
  • ScHoolboy Q On Kendrick Lamar's BET Cypher Verse: "I Didn't Know He Went At Drake"
    ScHoolboy Q On Kendrick Lamar's BET Cypher Verse: "I Didn't Know He Went At Drake"
    Oct 13, 2013 at 04:02pm
    Much has been said about Kendrick's BET cypher verse, especially considering it hasn't even been released in full yet. There's been confusion over who the Compton rapper is targeting in the snippet, though most have assumed it to be Drake.
  • Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Oct 12, 2013 at 04:41pm
    Mike WiLL Made It is having a big year. In a short span, the Atlanta producer has gone from an in-house beatmaker for Gucci Mane to working with some of the biggest names in the pop world. One landmark achievement that came in 2013 was working with Jay Z, though their collaboration was a bit of a tease. WiLL spoke of wanting to release the full-length version of "Beach Is Better" (which appeared on MCHG as an interlude) on his own album. "I need to sit down with Hov," he said to MTV.
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Pushing Boundaries & His Current Inspiration
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Pushing Boundaries & His Current Inspiration
    Oct 11, 2013 at 02:50pm
    The Grammy nomination deadline of September 30th has come and pass, and if there'll be one rapper most of us will be looking for on the nominations list, it'll be Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar. The rising rapper's debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been critically acclaimed and it's quite likely that K. Dot will receive a nod from the Grammy committee. The Grammys are already showing love to Kendrick by having him visit their studio in L.A.
  • Erykah Badu Encourages Drake To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's Diss
    Erykah Badu Encourages Drake To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's Diss
    Oct 5, 2013 at 02:41pm
    Outside of Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse, we're in the no-names era of rap disses. While rappers sub-tweeting each other in their verses can be interestingly cryptic, it's often led to listeners creating beef that doesn't exist. 
  • Papoose Thinks Kendrick's BET Cypher Verse Was Aimed At Him
    Papoose Thinks Kendrick's BET Cypher Verse Was Aimed At Him
    Oct 4, 2013 at 06:20pm
    There's been a lot of talk about Kendrick's BET Cypher verse, and who it was directed at.
  • Kanye West Talks On His Issues With Paparazzi & Kendrick Lamar
    Kanye West Talks On His Issues With Paparazzi & Kendrick Lamar
    Sep 26, 2013 at 05:44pm
    The final part of Kanye West's hour-long interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe arrived today. We've seen a lot of the conversation has been focused on the fashion industry and Kanye's frustrations, and this segment follows in that vein. Fashion comes into the conversation once more, but so does 'Ye's continual frustrations with the paparazzi.
  • Drake Talks Blending R&B And Rap Music, Singing Too Much & Kendrick Lamar
    Drake Talks Blending R&B And Rap Music, Singing Too Much & Kendrick Lamar
    Sep 25, 2013 at 11:10am
    Drake was interviewed by Elliott Wilson for his CRWN interview series this past Sunday. The night of the event, tidbits of what Drake said during his interview made their way online through Twitter. Most of what we heard revolved around Kendrick Lamar, and Drake's response to the "Control" track.
  • Drake Says Kendrick Probably Won't Get Features From Those Named On "Control", Himself Included
    Drake Says Kendrick Probably Won't Get Features From Those Named On "Control", Himself Included
    Sep 24, 2013 at 02:16pm
    Drake finally dropped his Nothing Was The Same album today, and thus has naturally started his promotional tour. The Toronto emcee stopped by LA's Power 106 to talk about his relationship with Nicki Minaj, the many memes he's inspired, and of course-- whether he likes it or not --Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept. 16-22
    Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept. 16-22
    Sep 24, 2013 at 12:42pm
    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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Drake, Rick Ross, Pusha T and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
  • Drake On Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse: "Are You Listening To It Now, Though?"
    Drake On Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse: "Are You Listening To It Now, Though?"
    Sep 23, 2013 at 02:14pm
    All the commotion surrounding Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse has subsided, and one question remains-- are you still bumping the track? It's a question Drake asked during his interview with Elliott Wilson for Elliott's CRWN series.
  • Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q & More To Perform At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards
    Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q & More To Perform At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards
    Sep 23, 2013 at 10:31am
    Around a month ago BET revealed the nominations for this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, which go down in Atlanta on September 28th.
  • Kendrick Lamar Leads Nominations For 2013 Soul Train Awards
    Kendrick Lamar Leads Nominations For 2013 Soul Train Awards
    Sep 17, 2013 at 01:12pm
    The Soul Train Awards are going down once more this year on December 1st. Today the nominations have been revealed, and Kendrick Lamar continues his ruling streak, leading the pack with six nominations, followed by Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke and Chris Brown, who each garnered five.
  • Single Art For Pusha T's "Nosetalgia" With Kendrick Lamar Revealed
    Single Art For Pusha T's "Nosetalgia" With Kendrick Lamar Revealed
    Sep 16, 2013 at 04:47pm
    Last week we heard about a collaboration from Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar off the former's upcoming album My Name Is My Name. Today we get the cover art for the highly anticipated single. Def Jam says the song is coming soon, the album drops on October 8th. Peep the art in the gallery above.
  • 50 Cent Speaks On Kendrick Lamar's "Control," Relationship With Nas & G-Unit
    50 Cent Speaks On Kendrick Lamar's "Control," Relationship With Nas & G-Unit
    Sep 13, 2013 at 11:11am
    50 Cent stopped by Funkmaster Flex's evening mixshow last night, and went on air to discuss Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, his relationship with Nas, the status of G-Unit and more. Fif praised K. Dot's verse, as many have already, saying it's good to see the competitive spirit in rap. 
  • Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2013 Line-Up Includes Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Meek Mill & More
    Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2013 Line-Up Includes Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Meek Mill & More
    Sep 13, 2013 at 09:48am
    Power 105.1 are rounding up some big acts for the return of their Powerhouse concert series, which has been on the hiatus for three years. This year the radio station has announced a line-up that includes the self-dubbed King of New York Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, ScHoolboy Q, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Trey Songz and K. Michele. Powerhouse 2013 takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on November 2nd.
  • Kendrick Lamar Says Of "Control" Responses: "They Gotta Try Harder"
    Kendrick Lamar Says Of "Control" Responses: "They Gotta Try Harder"
    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:20am
    Although many rappers continue to respond to Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" K. Dot doesn't seem content with any of the responses yet.  Running into TMZ, Kendrick whose fame found new heights following the verse, spoke briefly on the responses and gave one piece of advice, "they gotta try harder." Do you agree? Watch the clip below.
  • Pusha T Details Record With Kendrick Lamar On "My Name Is My Name"
    Pusha T Details Record With Kendrick Lamar On "My Name Is My Name"
    Sep 11, 2013 at 03:53pm
    Pusha T previously revealed quite a few of the features and producers we can expect on his upcoming album My Name Is My Name. One of those artists is Kendrick Lamar, and Pusha has now revealed more details on their collaboration, called "Nose Stalgia."
  • MMG Visit The Breakfast Club & Talk Various Upcoming Projects
    MMG Visit The Breakfast Club & Talk Various Upcoming Projects
    Sep 11, 2013 at 11:37am
    The MMG crew are in full promo-mode as the release of their collaborative effort Self Made Vol. 3 arrives next week. This included hitting up the Hot 97 AM Show as well as Power 105's Breakfast Club. On The Breakfast Club Rick Ross, Stalley, Omarion, Rockie Fresh and a sleepy Meek Mill discuss all their upcoming projects, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z and more.
  • Kendrick Lamar Disses Meek Mill Onstage In NYC Tonight [Update: Meek Mill Responds]
    Kendrick Lamar Disses Meek Mill Onstage In NYC Tonight [Update: Meek Mill Responds]
    Sep 10, 2013 at 10:37pm
     Well it looks like the competition is getting serious. Kendrick Lamar was out in New York City tonight putting on a live show in Brooklyn when he decided to have a few choice words for Meek Mill. In case you're unaware, Meek recently took some shots at K. Dot on his recent diss track "Ooh Kill Em".
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