Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller & More Pay Tribute To Phife Dawg
The hip-hop community is in mourning following news of Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest's death early this morning. The rapper passed away due to complications resulting from Diabetes. He was 45 years old.
Are Drake & Kendrick Lamar Planning A Collaboration?
Rumors are circulating online suggesting that there could be a collaboration brewing between Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Many have presumed there to be a longstanding beef between the two rappers, though much of that narrative is likely the result of the media being unable to resist the temptation of pitting the game's two biggest stars against one another.
DJ Khaled Reveals Upcoming Anthem With Kendrick Lamar
It's been three and a half years since Kendrick Lamar last jumped on a DJ Khaled track, when he appeared next to J. Cole and Big K.R.I.T. on "They Ready," off Khaled's 2012 album Kiss the Ring. Though Kendrick's style isn't exactly suited for Khaled's usual street/club hybrid anthems, there's no star whom the We the Best boss can't inspire, and he's eager to get back in the studio with K. Dot, especially in the wake of the Compton rapper's two consecutive No. 1 albums.
Charts Don't Lie: March 16
With a couple of debuts in the top 5, it was a great week for hip-hop on the Billboard 200. Kendrick Lamar gets crowned with the No. 1 spot with his surprise album, untitled unmastered., a compilation of eight tracks that didn't quite fit onto To Pimp a Butterfly. Despite zero promotion, it's still the top-selling hip-hop album of 2016, though it didn't have to compete with the TIDAL-only release of The Life of Pablo.
Funk Legend George Clinton Compares Kendrick Lamar To Prince & Sly Stone
George Clinton is a music icon. His revolutionary music and wild style choices have cemented him as one of the people who has always pushed envelope in the music industry. He’s recently collaborated with hip hop artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan, Outkast and most recently, Kendrick Lamar.
Kendrick Lamar Calls Lil Wayne "The Greatest"; Weezy Responds
Kendrick Lamar recently sat down with The Coveteur while out in Manchester, England for an in-depth interview about his new deal with Reebok, fashion, style, and how the youth are shaping the culture. But it was his comments about Lil Wayne, that not only caught the internet’s attention, but the YMCMB boss man himself.
Kendrick Lamar Recorded New Music Last Night
It appears that Kendrick Lamar spent his Sunday night laying down fresh vocal tracks in the studio. He was joined by a dog, A&R Brocky Marciano, and TDE co-president Dave Free, who documented the studio session on Snapchat. Sadly, there is no sound on the one Snapchat in which Kendrick dons headphones and records into the mic. But he appears to be vibing out to unreleased material in another Snap. Otherwise, he's just counting like $2 bills like a true G.
Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered" Goes No. 1
Kendrick Lamar's surprise compilation album untitled unmastered. tops this week's Billboard 200 chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album moved 178,000 equivalent album units (and 142,000 pure album sales) for the week ending March 10. With this week's top spot, Kendrick Lamar has earned two No. 1 albums in the past year, following To Pimp a Butterfly, released on March 15, 2015.
Review: Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered"
B-sides, bonus tracks, and outtakes are usually released to show us the sides of artists that we don't get on their standard commercial projects. Whether it's studio banter, unfinished sketches, failed genre experiments, or alternate versions, these tracks are windows into the minds of those who usually give us polished, exhaustively edited final products-- unscripted, unfiltered, uncut. When it's your everyday run-of-the-mill rapper, outtakes might contain stuff you'd otherwise never hear from the artist in question.
Kendrick Lamar Announces "Untitled Unmastered" Lyric Contest
Kendrick Lamar sent shockwaves throughout the internet late last week when he surprised fans with the release of a new project on iTunes simply dubbed untitled unmastered, which contained 8 untitled demo tracks from his To Pimp a Butterfly recording sessions.
TDE Co-President Punch Plans To Finally Release An Album
TDE co-president Terrence "Punch" Henderson stays behind the scenes most of the time, operating alongside CEO Anthony Tiffith in the shadows. When he does come out of the shadows, it’s to release the occasional musical track. Punch appears on Kendrick Lamar’s recent untitled unmastered. on track 5 of the album to contribute a verse, and this time he won’t be ducking back into the background so quickly.
Physical Copies Of Kendrick Lamar’s “Untitled Unmastered” Reportedly Dropping This Week
While Kanye West may be retiring from the compact disc game, it appears Kendrick Lamar isn’t. On Monday night, TDE CEO Top Dawg pretty much confirmed the news that Kendrick’s latest surprise Untitled Unmastered project would be hitting stores sometime this week.
Metro Boomin Reveals He's Working On Music For Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean
Metro Boomin is riding the fast lane to hip hop ubiquity. He’s produced a number of top tracks over the past 18 months, and now has transcended into meme territory with the “if young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon shoot you” ad-lib at the beginning of The Life Of Pablo’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.”
LeBron James Thanks Kendrick Lamar For His Musical Inspiration
We all have LeBron James to thank for the recent surprise album from Kendrick Lamar, untitled unmastered., which became available across online retailers last Friday (Mar. 4).
First-Week Sales Projections For Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
We just reported on the first-week album sales for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' This Unruly Mess I've Made, and we've now got the initial projections, courtesy of HDD, for the batch of albums that will hit next week's chart (for the week beginning on March 21).
Kendrick Lamar Hangs With Usain Bolt & Assassin In Jamaica
Last week, after his riveting Grammys performance and before his new surprise album, untitled unmastered., Kendrick Lamar took a few well-deserved vacation days in Jamaica. He visited the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston and posed in front of an iconic statue of the reggae great. Also during his stay, he met up with two of the island's living superstars, the GOAT sprinter Usain Bolt as well as the dancehall artist known as Assassin, who laid the lights-out hook on "The Blacker the Berry."
5 First Impressions From Kendrick Lamar's "untitled unmastered."
After Kendrick Lamar's stunning Grammy performance, Lebron James tweeted at Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Punch telling him that he should release those untitled cuts. Lebron was onto something... Yo @dangerookipawaa after that @kendricklamar Grammy performance , you have to release those untitled tracks asap!!! What's up? Talk to me
Cardo & Just Blaze Hint At Second Surprise Project Dropping Today
The internet caught fire last night when Kendrick Lamar dropped his untitled unmastered album last night with no warning. It was definitely not the surprise TDE project we expected, and the album is incredible. However, there might be even more on the way.
Swizz Beatz' 5-Year Old Son Produced On Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered" Project
Kendrick Lamar surprised fans late Thursday night when he dropped off those “untitled” tracks from the late night appearances in the form of an album via iTunes dubbed untitled unmastered. However, what might be more of a bigger surprise is the news that surfaced following the album drop of one the track’s producers…Swizz Beatz’ 5-year old son Egypt.
Stream Kendrick Lamar's New Surprise Album "Untitled Unmastered"
Two days ago, TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith revealed he'd be dropping a surprise project from someone in the TDE camp on an unspecified night this week, but no one ever thought it would be from King Kendrick!