Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Talks "Tetsuo & Youth", Kanye West's "Yeezus" & Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    During the recent L.A. stop on his Tetsuo And Youth Preview Tour, Lupe Fiacso caught up with Rikki Martinez of Power 106 for a brief interview. The two discussed his upcoming album, Kanye West's Yeezus, his response to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's 'Control' and more. 
  • Cover of Review: Jhene Aiko's "Sail Out"
    Stunning. If Jhene Aiko wasn't already a household name, she ought to be by now. The 25-year-old singer has appeared on numerous hip-hop tracks throughout the year, most notably Drake's "From Time", J. Cole's "Sparks Will Fly", and Big Sean’s radio smash "Beware".
  • Cover of TDE CEO Responds To "Negative" Portrayal In Kendrick Lamar's GQ Cover Story [Update: GQ Defends Story]
    Kendrick Lamar recently appeared on the cover of GQ's "Men Of The Year" issue, which would seem like an honor, but according to TDE CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith the story put the label in a "negative light".
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: November 8-14
    Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Shares Vision He Had Of Tupac When He Was 21
    The other day we saw Kendrick Lamar's Man of the Year GQ cover. The magazine has dubbed Kendrick Rapper of the Year, and along with the title came an interview with the West Coast MC. 
  • Cover of Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Eminem took things back to basics on his new LP. The Detroit rapper recruited one of Hip Hop's pioneers, Rick Rubin, to help him channel some classic sounds and ideas, many of which came through sampling. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers GQ, Named "Rapper Of The Year" By Magazine [Update: Justin Timberlake Covers GQ]
    There's no escaping Kendrick Lamar this year. On GQ's new Man of the Year issue they've put K. Dot on the cover, calling him Rapper of the Year. Do you agree?
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says He Has Ideas For Follow Up To "GKMC"
    Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city is still pushing units off the shelves weekly, nonetheless, it has been over a year since its release, so fans are defintely fiending for new music from the rapper.
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