Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of DJ Mustard Talks On His Single With Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration In The Works
    DJ Mustard is undeniably on top of his producer game right now, having multiple hits on the Top 100 for various artists. His sound is definitely in demand, and for an in-depth interview with Hardknock TV the producer breaks down how he created one of his chart-topping hits, Kid Ink's "Show Me" with Chris Brown.
  • Cover of SZA Shares Tracklist For "Z"
    SZA hit us with the artwork and release date fore her upcoming album, Z earlier in the year, and she's now shared the official tracklist for the offering. 
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, & Pharrell's "It's On Again" Video
     Well this interesting. Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar were all in Los Angeles recently to film the video for their upcoming collab “It’s On Again”.
  • Cover of YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    YG has been enjoying decent reception for his album My Krazy Life since it was released a few days ago. It has a dirty, thorough sound that the recalls the echoes of previous recent masterpieces, like Kendrick's "GOOD Kid" record.
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced With Kendrick Lamar As Headliner
    It's that time of year again, folks. The lineup for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced, and it finds Compton's own Kendrick Lamar headlining the event alongside Neutral Milk Hotel and Beck.
  • Cover of Crew Love: TDE
    Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory.
  • Cover of Alicia Keys Talks About Working With Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar On Upcoming Spider-Man Soundtrack
    It's no small undertaking when Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and th legendary film composer, Hans Zimmer, get together for a project.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
    Ty Dolla $ign's profile is rising. We've recently seen the singer popping up on plenty of collaborations, including new tracks from Meek Mill and Lupe Fiasco. Turns out, there will be no shortage of big names on his debut album, Free TC either.
  • Cover of Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 2)
    South By Southwest continues in Austin, Texas today, we've once again rounded up some of the best flicks depicting the what went down around Austin in the past few days. SXSW actually kicked off on March 7th, and lots has happened during the past week that warrants a look or two.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 13
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys & Pharrell Contribute To "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Soundtrack
    Kendrick Lamar just contributed a song to the Divergent soundtrack, and it looks like he's not done making music for films just yet. The upcoming superhero flick, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", will feature a new song from Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar titled "It's On Again".
  • Cover of Top Music Videos Of February
    We're kicking off a brand new monthly recap feature on HotNewHipHop, where we look for the top music videos of the past month. Each month we'll round up the visuals that caught our eyes, from big and small rappers alike; this also gives you an opportunity to catch up on videos you may have missed.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains Top Dawg's Success
    We now know Kendrick Lamar is planning to release a new album in September, but Kendrick took a pause to consider his success so far.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Billboard [Update: Kendrick Planning To Drop New LP In September]
    There's no denying that Top Dawg has come up. With ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated Oxymoron album about to take over the Billboard 200 and debut at #1, and with Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city still doing numbers on the charts, both rappers have been tapped by Billboard to cover their upcoming issue.
  • Cover of "Divergent" Soundtrack To Feature New Music From Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Chance The Rapper
    You may know "Divergent" as that movie that kind of looks like a bootleg "Hunger Games", but what you likely didn't know is that its soundtrack hosts some exclusive new material from your favorite rappers.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Debut Album "Free TC" To Feature Kendrick Lamar & YG
    Fresh off the success of his introductory Beach House EP, Ty Dolla $ign has began working on his next venture, a project titled Free TC.
  • Cover of Suge Knight Says Kendrick Lamar & Game "Got Two Of The Worst Deals In The Industry"
    Suge Knight, who recently was in the news for getting into some trouble at a weed dispensary in L.A., hit up Arsenio Hall's talk show as a guest last night. He talked about the situation at the pot store, briefly, and also spoke on major labels all the issues he has with contracts from major labels.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More Set To Perform At Pitchfork Festival 2014
    Pitchfork's annual festival is usually more on the indie side than the rap side, but nonetheless they tend to incorporate a bit of hip-hop into the line-up. This year the festival has announced that Kendrick Lamar is headlining, as are Beck and Neutral Milk Hotel.
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