Kendrick Lamar News

  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks In-Depth On Inspiration Behind "i", Producers On New LP
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks In-Depth On Inspiration Behind "i", Producers On New LP
    Nov 3, 2014 at 01:51pm
    Kendrick Lamar surprised fans with the fun-loving and motivational single "i" off his as-of-yet untitled sophomore album. The record wasn't the aggressive, hard West Coast banger devout fans were fiending for, but as Kendrick Lamar revealed in a new interview with Hot 97, it was meant to fill a visible gap that Kendrick saw within hip-hop music.
  • Kendrick Lamar Returning To "Saturday Night Live"
    Kendrick Lamar Returning To "Saturday Night Live"
    Nov 2, 2014 at 01:00am
    Just over a year since he last appeared on Saturday Night Live, Kendrick Lamar has been booked to perform at the show yet again. Chosen as the musical guest for the sketch series' November 15th episode, hosted by "The Hunger Games" star and Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson ("True Detective," "Natural Born Killers").
  • Is Kendrick Lamar Readying A New Single Titled "King Kunta"?
    Is Kendrick Lamar Readying A New Single Titled "King Kunta"?
    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:23pm
    Is Kendrick Lamar about to drop off another new single here soon titled “King Kunta”? Well according to HBO Music Supervisor, Scott Vener, he is.
  • Kendrick Lamar's "i" To Serve As The Theme Song For 2014-2015 NBA Season
    Kendrick Lamar's "i" To Serve As The Theme Song For 2014-2015 NBA Season
    Oct 22, 2014 at 12:40am
    Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated records of the year a few weeks back when the powerful “i” impacted our headsets out of nowhere. Capitalizing on K Dot’s popularity and the record’s self-empowering message, the NBA has decided to go ahead and use the song in their 2014-2015 promo ads.
  • BET Announces Winners Of Their 2014 Hip-Hop Awards
    BET Announces Winners Of Their 2014 Hip-Hop Awards
    Oct 14, 2014 at 02:26pm
    For some reason, BET decided to unveil the winners of 2014's Hip-Hop Awards before the show airs later tonight. DJ Mustard came away with a whopping three of the 18 awards, with Kendrick Lamar, Drake and YG/Jeezy/Rich Homie Quan all snagging two each. Check out the full list of winners below, and visit BET's site for a full list of the nominees.
  • Top 10: Singles Off Highly Anticipated Albums
    Top 10: Singles Off Highly Anticipated Albums
    Oct 14, 2014 at 01:51pm
    With so much great music already out this year, it's hard to think this year could get any better. But we still have new albums coming from the likes of T.I., Logic, Big K.R.I.T., and Kendrick Lamar, so it will get better, way better. One of the best parts about waiting for a new album is hearing what songs the artist picks from the project to tease us with. It's almost like getting some bomb calamari while waiting for that mean steak you ordered at a restaurant, just the beginning of what's sure to be an awesome experience. 
  • Let The Beat Drop: Hottest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
    Let The Beat Drop: Hottest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
    Oct 13, 2014 at 03:56pm
    The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around. The nicest emcee goes home with the respect of onlookers and a metaphorical prize that comes with murdering everything on sight. The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards have potential to include some classic cyphers. This year’s contenders include David Banner, Treach, Remy Ma, T-Rex, and Tsu Surf.
  • Legends & Youngins: 10 Collaborations We'd Love To Hear
    Legends & Youngins: 10 Collaborations We'd Love To Hear
    Oct 8, 2014 at 04:27pm
    Remember the feeling you got when you heard Kendrick Lamar connect with MC Eiht on "m.A.A.d city" off his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city? Or what about when Stalley collaborated with Scarface on "Swangin'"?
  • Kendrick Lamar’s "i" Producer Says The Rapper’s New Album Is "Incredible"
    Kendrick Lamar’s "i" Producer Says The Rapper’s New Album Is "Incredible"
    Sep 30, 2014 at 10:06pm
    Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated records of the year last week with “i”, and ever since then, his sophomore album is all we can think & talk about. With every little detail being reported, we now have some more insight to the upcoming project thanks to “i” producer Rahki.
  • Samples Of The Week: September 25
    Samples Of The Week: September 25
    Sep 25, 2014 at 01:22pm
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Kendrick Lamar, Logic and Bishop Nehru & DOOM sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
  • Is Kendrick Lamar On Lil Wayne's "Carter V"?
    Is Kendrick Lamar On Lil Wayne's "Carter V"?
    Sep 25, 2014 at 12:56am
    Kendrick Lamar has been busy promoting his new single "i" ever since it was released on Tuesday morning. Making his way over to Power 106 this week, K. Dot decided to not only bless the LA Leakers with a quick freestyle that came out tonight, but he may have also spilled some news regarding Lil Wayne's next album.
  • 10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts
    10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts
    Sep 24, 2014 at 03:22pm
    Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the sequel to his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as you well know. With the release of the untitled album’s first single (or rather "statement") “i” this Tuesday putting everyone in a frenzy, it’s only a matter of time until we get the full product. While Kendrick is a lyrical and creative genius who looks to be a mainstay in hip-hop for years to come, the bar has been set high for his second album.
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Single "i" [Update: Full Interview With Power 106 Added]
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Single "i" [Update: Full Interview With Power 106 Added]
    Sep 24, 2014 at 09:54am
    Kendrick Lamar made sure we started off our day on a positive note, with the release of his new single "i." We say positive note, because even though the song may not be what you were expecting, there's no denying that it contains an inspirational message.
  • Kendrick Lamar's Single Artwork For "I" Revealed
    Kendrick Lamar's Single Artwork For "I" Revealed
    Sep 17, 2014 at 12:10pm
    As reports indicated, Kendrick Lamar is poised to drop a new single in the coming week. Originally the title was thought to be "I Love Myself," but then it was later confirmed to be simply "I." This is confirmed once more with the official single artwork, via the man himself.
  • Is Kendrick Lamar's New Single Arriving Next Week? [Update: TDE CEO Responds]
    Is Kendrick Lamar's New Single Arriving Next Week? [Update: TDE CEO Responds]
    Sep 17, 2014 at 10:32am
    With Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album on everyone’s radar, it’s no surprise that every little detail that gets revealed is a big deal. On Monday we found out that he has a bunch of records with Dr. Dre, and that there wont be too many features on the album either. Today rumors are now circulating that Kendrick’s first single will be dropping next week, Tuesday!
  • Top 10: Crispy New Collabs
    Top 10: Crispy New Collabs
    Sep 16, 2014 at 03:57am
    Nothing gets us more turnt up than a fire new collaboration between two (or more) dope artists, especially if they haven't made a lot of music together before. Although we haven't quite reached the 4th quarter yet, in terms of music, the past month or two have been big, with a lot of new singles coming out as many rappers prep for their album roll outs. We've been noticing some of the hottest shit coming out is collaborative work, so we figured why not count 'em down?
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
    Sep 15, 2014 at 01:42pm
    We've been scraping up every detail about Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d city, as the details have been scarce. Last week Kendrick's TDE label mate SZA spoke briefly on the album, but as far as the rapper himself, he's keeping everything tightly under wraps.
  • Kendrick Lamar To Perform In The Bermuda Triangle
    Kendrick Lamar To Perform In The Bermuda Triangle
    Sep 12, 2014 at 03:24pm
    Kendrick Lamar is quietly preparing his follow up to the game-changing good kid m.A.A.d city, which we'll hopefully receive soon, not only because the anticipation is high, but also because Lamar may go missing this Halloween. The rapper is set to perform in the infamous Bermuda Triangle this October, a region of the Atlantic ocean known for "mysterious disappearances".
  • SZA Says Kendrick Lamar's Storytelling Is "On A Grander Scale" On His New Album
    SZA Says Kendrick Lamar's Storytelling Is "On A Grander Scale" On His New Album
    Sep 11, 2014 at 06:23pm
    As if Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city needed any more hype. Having released this decade's most critically acclaimed album (of pretty much any genre), Lamar barely needs any help from the media on the road to his next project, but hype keeps coming, whether in the form of news about Pete Rock and Dr. Dre's involvement, or from breathless praise from his peers.
  • ScHoolboy Q Says He's Working On A New Album For Next Year
    ScHoolboy Q Says He's Working On A New Album For Next Year
    Sep 9, 2014 at 12:45pm
    ScHoolboy Q is still on his Oxymoron tip, but that doesn't mean he hasn't started working on his next project. We recently caught up with the West Coast native and found out the album process has begun, although it's in the early stages. After all, he says he just started recording "yesterday" (meaning Thursday September 4th, as we shot this on the Friday). Nonetheless, we're excited. 
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