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!
Kendrick Lamar To Release Surprise Album "Untitled Unmastered"
UPDATE: The album, untitled unmastered., has landed on Spotify (see above screenshot), but the stream isn't working...yet. Many are expecting the stream to become available at midnight, as was the case with To Pimp a Butterfly. Judging by the album artwork, it doesn't look like anything will change with regard to all the "untitled" tracks, but keep it locked here for more updates.
Kendrick Lamar Reps New Reebok Classic Leather
Every sneaker brand seems to have a premier entertainer or two at the forefront of their marketing, and Reebok for Reebok that’s Kendrick Lamar. He recently linked up with the classic brand to promote their iconic Reebok Classic in white leather.
Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, & More To Perform At New NYC Festival Panorama
Goldenvoice, the company that runs Coachella, stirred up some controversy in January when they announced that they were attempting to bring a new festival, Panorama, to NYC. A petition attempting to block the festival circulated but ultimately failed, as the first ever Panorama Music Festival is slated to go down July 22-24 on Randall's Island Park between Manhattan and Queens.
A TDE Project Is Dropping One Random Night This Week
Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith is really not playing. He’s been taking heat from impatient fans and label signees alike over the past few months, as people are itching to hear more from his label’s powerhouse of artists.
Quiz: Compton Hip-Hop History
Compton has long been a creative hub for rap music, from late 80s and early 90s acts like N.W.A. and DJ Quik repping the region, to more recent exports like The Game, YG, and Kendrick Lamar. All artists mentioned play a key role in the history of Compton, and if you've been paying attention to their work and that of their peers, you should have no problem with this quiz on Compton hip-hop.Answer the 10 questions below, and let us know how you score in the comments. Did you know as much about Compton's music scene as you thought you did?
Top Dawg Shares Updates On Every Upcoming TDE Release
TDE has a pretty stacked roster, so naturally, fans are always asking for updates on the label's next releases. Today, Top Dawg has decided to show the progress of each and every upcoming release from the label, and if it all goes according to plan, they should have a big 2016 ahead of them.The label head posted a picture of a whiteboard which suggested ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Rock would all be putting albums out this year, though some are further along than others.
Lebron James Begs TDE CEO To Release "Untitled" Kendrick Lamar Songs
As fans, most of us are pretty voiceless when it comes to demanding, or even requesting, an artist to release music. You might try to incessantly @ your favorite artist on twitter, or go back 130 weeks and comment all over their Instagram photos, but the chances of you getting a response back are slim. However, Lebron James is big enough voice to warrant a reply.
Charts Don't Lie: February 24
Following the Grammys there was a surge that gave hip hop artists a boost in sales. For example, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly jumped up from #60 to #16 after crushing it at the award show. The Weeknd also jumped from #12 back into the top 10, landing at #6 for his post-Grammy week on the charts.