Kendrick Lamar News

10 Artists That Dr. Dre Put On
10 Artists That Dr. Dre Put On Oct 7, 2015 at 08:56am
Dr. Dre is one of the most legendary figures in hip hop history. From his early days with the influential N.W.A. through to his most recent release Compton, the 50-year old artist has conquered multiple industries. For us, his most important contributions have been to rap music. 
Kendrick Lamar Writes Letter To Eazy-E For PAPER Magazine
Kendrick Lamar Writes Letter To Eazy-E For PAPER Magazine Oct 6, 2015 at 07:46pm
While always breaking new ground with his music, Kendrick Lamar has also made sure to pay tribute to the artists who've inspired him. Tupac's presence was felt heavily on To Pimp A Butterfly, but in a new piece for Paper magazine, K.Dot has decided to write about a fellow Compton emcee, Eazy-E.
Kendrick Lamar Announces "Intimate" 8-City Tour
Kendrick Lamar Announces "Intimate" 8-City Tour Oct 5, 2015 at 02:19pm
Not known for his social media presence, Kendrick Lamar is nevertheless sure to make his posts count. Today, he announced the first annual "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour via his third Instagram post ever. "8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows," he wrote.
Royce Da 5'9" Hints At "PRhyme 2," Requests Features From Kendrick Lamar & Eminem
Royce Da 5'9" Hints At "PRhyme 2," Requests Features From Kendrick Lamar & Eminem Sep 26, 2015 at 08:43pm
Royce Da 5'9" has decided to conceptualize another new project with DJ Premier on Twitter today. He started out by launching the hashtag, "#PRhymeTWO," before hitting Premier with some motivation, writing "I need to let these ideas out my brain bruh." From there, he called out to Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and The Game, looking for potential collaborators -- "real lyricists" who are "ready to spar". 
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More
Mike Dean Hints At Collab From Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More Sep 26, 2015 at 02:31pm
Mike Dean has been a busy man recently. The hall of fame producer executive produced Travi$ Scott's Rodeo and has been playing guitar for Travi$ on tour. He is also playing live guitar for Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" shows in L.A., the second of which is happening tonight (Sept. 26). Of course, Dean is friends with some of the most talented folks in the game, and he just tweeted at several of them, perhaps implying that a massive collaboration might be on the way. 
Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Picks Next Single From "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Picks Next Single From "To Pimp A Butterfly" Sep 23, 2015 at 03:16pm
A week after releasing To Pimp A Butterfly in March, Kendrick Lamar announced he would push "King Kunta" as an album single, and then in June he did the same with "Alright." In keeping with this trend of releasing singles in three month intervals, the new TPAB single will be "These Walls," reports HipHopnMore.
Review: Jay Rock's "90059"
Review: Jay Rock's "90059" Sep 15, 2015 at 04:30pm
Would you believe that Jay Rock has been signed to Top Dawg Entertainment for ten years? They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and apparently TDE wasn’t either, because Anthony Tiffith and his group of MCs have been hacking at this hip hop thing for a while now. 
Kendrick Lamar Prank Calls Jay Rock
Kendrick Lamar Prank Calls Jay Rock Sep 15, 2015 at 12:23pm
During his appearance on Power 106's "The Lift Off," Jay Rock received a flattering on-air call from a female fan who wanted to let him know that she loved ("looooved") the album. Jay Rock was taken aback but played it smooth, "Man, I appreciate that, baby." The caller let Rock know that she likes 'em "tall, dark, and handsome" and asked for his digits. Jay Rock laughed it off. "You know I don’t give my number out on-air,” he said. “Hit me up on Tinder.”
Promise That You Will Sing About Me: How Tupac Has Influenced Kendrick Lamar
Promise That You Will Sing About Me: How Tupac Has Influenced Kendrick Lamar Sep 14, 2015 at 02:42pm
Kendrick Lamar is a nimble, flexible rapper who uses clever wordplay to shift between characters, places, times, to explore worlds other than this, the composite of all which is a multi-dimensional self-portrait. There is a prominent spiritual component to all this, and and the person who's spirit Kendrick attempts to channel more than anyone is Tupac Shakur. It may sound corny, but when you look at Kendrick’s body of work... it’s true. If he is Simba, Tupac is his Mufasa in the clouds: "Remember who you are."
Read Kendrick Lamar's Letter To Tupac On The 19th Anniversary Of His Death
Read Kendrick Lamar's Letter To Tupac On The 19th Anniversary Of His Death Sep 13, 2015 at 04:32pm
Kendrick Lamar has always made an effort to pay tribute to Tupac Shakur -- always citing the late rapper as one of his greatest influences, and even featuring his voice on his latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly, creating a mock interview at the end of the album (on that note, TPAB was originally meant to be called To Pimp A Caterpillar, making the acronym, 2PAC).
Real 92.3 LA Announces Inaugural Show Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Future, Fetty Wap & More
Real 92.3 LA Announces Inaugural Show Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Future, Fetty Wap & More Sep 8, 2015 at 12:17pm
Big Boy made the move recently from Power 106 to competitor Real 92.3 LA. He continues to help build Real 92.3's brand and their relationship together, with the announcement of their first show, The Real Show, featuring a pretty solid line-up of rap artists. Big Boy announced the line-up for the first Real Show event, and performers include: Kendrick Lamar, Future, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Jeremih, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and Jidenna. Big Boy will serve as the night's host.
10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks Sep 6, 2015 at 06:13pm
Jay Rock has made quite the name for himself over the past few years with strong features alongside his peers Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q. Just recently, the California native released his second full-length album 90059, so what better time to look back at some of the essential tracks he's delivered throughout his tenure, both from that album and prior.
Glasses Malone Releases "GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But..."
Glasses Malone Releases "GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But..." Sep 6, 2015 at 05:50pm
Glasses Malone has quietly dropped his new album, GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But... Though Malone was relatively unknown outside of L.A. before this year, GlassHouse 2 has a star-studded list of guest features. Granted, most of those come from L.A., including The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga, but Malone also recruited additional spots from Kirko Bangz, B.o.B and Baby Bash (remember him?). 
Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" Inspires College Scholarship For Students
Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" Inspires College Scholarship For Students Aug 24, 2015 at 10:44pm
Inspired by the teacher who used Kendrick Lamar’s TPAB lyrics in his English class a few months back, a Philadelphia website, ogeewoogee.com, has decided to create an annual “Be Alright” scholarship fund for the students at High Tech High School in New Jersey.
Top 5 Black Hippy Posse Cuts
Top 5 Black Hippy Posse Cuts Aug 17, 2015 at 03:14pm
At a 90059 listening party in LA over the weekend, Jay Rock revealed that the album would feature a brand new Black Hippy posse cut called "Vice City." There hasn't been such a collaboration since 2013's "U.O.E.N.O.