Kendrick Lamar News

  • 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.
  • Stream HOT 97's Summer Jam Live
    Stream HOT 97's Summer Jam Live
    Jun 7, 2015 at 02:58pm
    As announced the other week, TIDAL users have the exclusive opportunity to live stream HOT 97's Summer Jam, which is happening right now. Both the Festival Stage and Main Stage are available for streaming, so if you weren't able to cop tickets you can enjoy the performances in the comfort of your home.
  • An Analysis Of "Money Trees Deuce" Vs. "Money Trees"
    An Analysis Of "Money Trees Deuce" Vs. "Money Trees"
    Jun 3, 2015 at 01:02pm
    After Kendrick Lamar delivered upon the immense anticipation surrounding his third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, the follow-up to 2012's game-changing good kid, M.A.A.D city, it looks like the next album out of the TDE camp will come from Jay Rock, who hasn't put out an LP since Summer 2011. Yesterday (June 2), we got Jay's first single of 2015, "Money Trees Deuce," which happens to be a sequel to a record on K-Dot's GKMC, one on which Jay Rock laid his most noteworthy verse ever. 
  • Analyzing "To Pimp A Butterfly" Against "At.Long.Last.A$AP"
    Analyzing "To Pimp A Butterfly" Against "At.Long.Last.A$AP"
    Jun 2, 2015 at 02:52pm
    The year 2015 is proving to be a landmark year for hip-hop, with seemingly every week having at least one noteworthy release.  Perhaps most appealing to onlookers of the genre is the budding growth of some of the best emcees this generation has to offer.
  • Kendrick Lamar Is Only Performing One "To Pimp A Butterfly" Song Live
    Kendrick Lamar Is Only Performing One "To Pimp A Butterfly" Song Live
    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:18am
    When artists tour behind a recently-released album, there's kind of an unwritten rule that they'll perform at least a few tracks from it at every show. That's not holding true for Kendrick Lamar on his post-To Pimp A Butterfly summer dates, which is especially bewildering when you consider how well-received the album was. 
  • Kendrick Lamar Brought A Fan Up To Rap "M.A.A.D. City" And She Killed It
    Kendrick Lamar Brought A Fan Up To Rap "M.A.A.D. City" And She Killed It
    May 31, 2015 at 06:36pm
    Kendrick Lamar's performance at the Sweetlife Festival in Maryland last night was turnt as you might expect, but the undisputed highlight of the night was an impromptu performance of "m.A.A.d. City" by a young female fan whom Kendrick invited on stage. 
  • Charts Don't Lie: May 30
    Charts Don't Lie: May 30
    May 30, 2015 at 03:34pm
    It was another less-than-stellar week on the Billboard 200, at least for rap releases. Jamie Foxx managed to sneak into the top ten with his new LP, Hollywood: A Story of A Dozen, but for the most part we saw the big releases continuing their slow descent into top 30-40 territory. Slowly but surely, Drake and J. Cole are still in a tight race toward platinum status, with IYRTITL just barely edging out 2014FHD.
  • Kendrick Lamar Continues To Film "Alright" Video In Los Angeles
    Kendrick Lamar Continues To Film "Alright" Video In Los Angeles
    May 28, 2015 at 09:01pm
    Over this past weekend, Kendrick Lamar was spotted in the Bay Area shooting his new video off To Pimp A Butterfly for “Alright”. Well it turns out the video wasn’t entirely finished as K. Dot was seen throughout his hometown of Los Angeles Thursday afternoon shooting more scenes for it.
  • Kendrick Lamar Scores First Number One Record
    Kendrick Lamar Scores First Number One Record
    May 27, 2015 at 06:52pm
    Teaming up with Taylor Swift might be the absolute safest way to get a number one on the Hot 100, and when it's paired with the hype for the "Bad Blood" video, it's pretty much a guarantee. Not so surprisingly, Kendrick Lamar and Swift's remix of "Bad Blood" jumped to the top spot this week after setting a VEVO record for streams on its first day. This is Kendrick Lamar's first #1, which ties him with Drake, who got to the top spot through his Rihanna collab, "What's My Name". 
  • Top Tracks: May 17- May 24
    Top Tracks: May 17- May 24
    May 25, 2015 at 07:18pm
    This week featured the return of a few rappers we haven’t heard from in a while as well as one name we never thought we’d see on our Top 100 chart to begin with...and this lady rounds out the Top 10. Let’s get to it. 10) Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood (Remix) Hell, if Rod Stewart can get a moment in the hip-hop sun, why not Tay Tay?
  • Listen To Dr. Dre "2Nite" Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih  Leak
    Listen To Dr. Dre "2Nite" Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih Leak
    May 24, 2015 at 05:38pm
    We've been waiting all day for Dre to consecrate a legit version of "2Nite" feat. Kendrick Lamar and Jeremih. Doesn't look like that'll happen anytime soon, and a song of this magnitude cannot be ignored long, so here it is!!
  • Kendrick Lamar Covers Ebony Magazine
    Kendrick Lamar Covers Ebony Magazine
    May 22, 2015 at 09:59pm
    Thanks in part to his majorly successful sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar was asked to cover June’s edition of Ebony Magazine in honor of Black Music Month. Recognizing millennial music artists who’ve been breaking down boundaries, making waves and changing the game of popular music, I think it’s a no brainer why Ebony Mag asked K. Dot to fulfill these duties. With a cover story to follow, fans can check out K. Dot’s presence on the cover below, along with some behind the scenes footage of his photo shoot as well.
  • Kendrick Lamar Set To Perform On "The Ellen Show" Next Week
    Kendrick Lamar Set To Perform On "The Ellen Show" Next Week
    May 20, 2015 at 10:51pm
    To promote his critically acclaimed sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar will be stopping by the Ellen Show next week to make his first ever day time appearance on television 
  • Who Had The Better Verse: Black Hippy (Group Edition)
    Who Had The Better Verse: Black Hippy (Group Edition)
    May 18, 2015 at 03:52pm
    After years of embarking on a grueling journey to stardom, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock finally made it. They came up from nothing and are now swimming in the pools of success. Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q both stunned with their respective albums and have forged lanes of their own as Cali's most talented artists. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock aren't lame duck emcees either and can tango with any of your favorite rappers. With the burgeoning development of Isaiah Rashad and SZA, TDE looks to stay on top for years to come.
  • BET Awards Announce 2015 Nominees
    BET Awards Announce 2015 Nominees
    May 18, 2015 at 01:35pm
    The 2015 BET Awards go down on Sunday, June 28th, and today, we've got the full list of nominees. Check out the hip hop-related ones below, and the full thing here.  Best female R&B/Pop artist BeyonceJanelle MonaeJhene AikoCiaraRihanna Best male R&B/Pop artist Chris Brown Trey SongzThe WeekndAugust AlsinaUsherJohn Legend
  • Kendrick Lamar Performs New Song, "Money Over Love," In L.A.
    Kendrick Lamar Performs New Song, "Money Over Love," In L.A.
    May 16, 2015 at 02:54pm
    Kendrick Lamar made an appearance at Adrian Younge's Linear Labs label launch last night, and while simply performing would have been a blessing in itself, the Compton rapper actually showcased some brand new material.  Teaming up with Bilal (whose vocals can be heard on To Pimp A Butterfly), K-Dot threw down a track reportedly titled "Money Over Love". Only a few Instagram clips have surfaced so far, so it's hard to determine whether its a Kendrick or a Bilal song, but we know the former is rapping his ass off on it.
  • Bill O'Reilly Thinks Rap Music Is Hurting Christianity
    Bill O'Reilly Thinks Rap Music Is Hurting Christianity
    May 14, 2015 at 01:11pm
    Bill O'Reilly has shown a lack of logic throughout his career, most thoroughly in his declaration that you "can't explain" the rising of the tide. Today, he's made yet another unsubstantiated claim, this time targeting one of his favorite scapegoats -- rap music.
  • State Of California Gives Kendrick Lamar "Generational Icon" Award
    State Of California Gives Kendrick Lamar "Generational Icon" Award
    May 12, 2015 at 01:05pm
    It's one thing to have the two most critically-acclaimed rap albums of the last four years, it's another to be recognized by your home state's government for your achievements. Yesterday, Kendrick Lamar became the 35th person in California history to receive the state's "generational icon" award.
  • Kendrick Lamar To Star In Taylor Swift Music Video
    Kendrick Lamar To Star In Taylor Swift Music Video
    May 11, 2015 at 11:55am
    Although the uncompromising To Pimp A Butterfly surely shocked some of Kendrick Lamar's fans, his next move is almost surely more surprising. As announced on Taylor Swift's Twitter, the rapper has joined the already-stacked cast of her upcoming "Bad Blood" music video, which will air during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17th.
  • Rap Industry Recap: April
    Rap Industry Recap: April
    May 1, 2015 at 09:17am
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
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