Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • Cover of Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
    Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 9
    This past week has been pretty interesting for the Billboard 200. Following the Grammys and more recently, the Super Bowl, we've seen several artists gain substantial increases in sales.
  • Cover of Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar Set To Perform At NBA All-Star Weekend 2014
    The NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 goes down later this month in New Orleans. Every year the weekend sees the biggest and brightest rappers and ballers come out, whether it be to perform or simply to party.
  • Cover of The TDE Timeline: A Magnified Look At Top Dawg's Rise To The Top
    For Top Dawg Entertainment, it's been all grind. A decade ago, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith began building the groundwork for the independent label. The first artist signed by Tiffith was Watts, Los Angeles rapper Jay Rock. The next was K-Dot, a king now known as Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Jan. 27- Feb. 2
    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.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Talks On His Manager Dave Free, Wanting To Collaborate With Erykah Badu
    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 fans of the Top Dawg camp are still wondering what is up with their golden boy, Kendrick Lamar.
  • Cover of What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
    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.
  • Cover of Scoop Deville Discusses Making Beats With Kendrick Lamar
     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:
  • Cover of Pharrell Talks About How Lorde and Kendrick Are Shaping The Industry
    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:
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    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.
  • Cover of Red Carpet, Backstage & Onstage Photos From The 2014 Grammy Awards
    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.
  • Cover of Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar He Got "Robbed" At Grammys
    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.
  • 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.
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