Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • Cover of List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    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.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says "People Forget That Jay Z Is From The Projects"
    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.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Talks Grammy Nominations & His New Album
    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.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Weighs In On The Grammy's Kendrick Lamar Vs. Macklemore Debate
    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.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Roots & More To Perform At Super Bowl Events
    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. 
  • Cover of Forbes' "30 Under 30" List Includes Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Drake & More
    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.
  • Cover of Final Dates For Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Revealed
    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. 
  • Cover of Hip-Hop's New Year's Eve: Rappers Celebrate 2014
    As we continue to recover from New Year's Eve festivities, memories from the evening are slowly coming back to us.
  • Cover of Fabolous Explains Why He Waited To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's "Control"
    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.
  • Cover of Hottest Singles Of 2013
    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.
  • Cover of E-40 Talks Musical Roots & Storytelling In Rap
    E-40 is a vet in the game, and he's more prolific than ever. The Bay Area legend has released three albums this year alone, and 12 since 2010. Throughout his career, he's kept an emphasis on narrative.
  • Cover of The Alchemist Reveals "The Cutting Room Floor 3" Album Cover, Tracklist & Release Date
    The Alchemist has had a busy year, including producing full projects from Prodigy and Boldy James, and most recently put in some work at the studio with none other than Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of TDE Plans To Drop Six Albums In New Year
    This is good news for all fans of the TDE roster. TDE's CEO, who goes by Dangeroo Kipawaa on Twitter, announced that six projects are slated to arrive in the New Year from various members of the TDE roster.
  • Cover of Hottest Verses Of 2013
    Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Performing At 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    With the end of 2013 fast approaching, so are the annual Grammy Awards.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Speaks On J. Cole's "Control" Response
    There were certainly a lot of "Control" responses within the weeks of Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse, but not one from the actual rappers mentioned. Better late than never, J. Cole offered a unique response (or moreso a reaction) to the call-out this month, with a guest verse on Justin Timberlake's "TKO (Remix)".
  • Cover of 50 Cent Explains The Difference Between Him & Kendrick Lamar
    50 Cent hasn't been rapping as prolifically as he once did, but he's still observing the game from the sideline, planning his moves accordingly.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 25- Dec. 1
    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 J.
  • Cover of Photos: Andre 3000, 2 Chainz, T.I., Lil Wayne & More Hit Kanye West's "Yeezus" Tour In Atlanta
    When Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour hit New York, we saw celebrities and fellow rappers alike come out to support Ye and Kendrick Lamar. The same can be said for the recent "Yeezus" tour stop in Atlanta.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win Rap/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year At 2013 AMAs [Update: Full List Of Winners]
    The American Music Awards are currently on the air, and although the show is not nearly over yet, we do know the outcome for Rap/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year. The AMAs have the winner of this award also performing tonight, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.  
  • Cover of 2013 AMA Performances From Justin Timberlake, Rihanna & More [Update: Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Miley Cyrus Added]
    This year's AMAs have quite the line-up of performers, ranging from pop to hip-hop. Justin Timberlake was among the first performers, but you can also expect to see Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, TLC, Lady Gaga and more.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Talks How Andre 3000 Influenced Him & Kendrick Lamar
    Andre 3000 and Big Boi are reuniting for an upcoming tour and it has people talking about the influence of the legendary hip hop group.  Prepping for the release of his new album because the internet, Childish Gambino talked about Andre 3000 in an interview and how he influenced him, and other rappers.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar On Snoop Dogg's Debut: "There Wouldn’t Be A Kendrick Without 'Doggystyle'"
    Kendrick Lamar may have compared himself to the King of New York on his "Control" verse, but he's a West Coast rapper through and through.
  • Cover of Talk Yo Shit Kanye: The "Yeezus" Experience
    With the Yeezus tour back in full swing (albeit several dates cancelled), Ye is back to his usual antics, and that's a good thing. The Yeezus tour is far from your average hip-hop show, as those who have attended know.
  • Cover of Photo: Q-Tip & Kendrick Lamar In The Studio
    It looks like we may hear something between Q-Tip and Kendrick Lamar, as the two were spotted in the studio together last night. The former A Tribe Called Quest rapper tweeted that it was studio time tonight, and posted a photo on his Instagram with Kendrick posted up in the studio with him.
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