Here's Kendrick Lamar's Full Austin City Limits Performance
If you weren't lucky enough to score tickets to one of the select dates on Kendrick Lamar's Kunta's Grooev Sessions tour, you haven't completely missed out, as PBS is now streaming the rapper's Austin City Limits set in full. The performance aired on the network Saturday night, but can now be watched via their website, and it's everything we hoped it would be.
TDE President Promises Four New Albums This Year
Top Dawg Entertainment had a strong year in 2015, releasing two fantastic albums in Jay Rock’s 90059 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Don’t ever think that they’ll take a minute to rest on their laurel’s though.
Kendrick Lamar Has A New Reebok Sneaker On The Way
In 2015,Kendrick joined a lot of rappers by releasing the Kendrick Lamar X Reebok Ventilator sneakers. However, not many rappers created their kicks with the express purpose of helping end gang violence. The neutral beige tones were subtly accented with red and blue colors on each shoe to signify the harmonization of the Bloods and Crips.
Kendrick Lamar To Appear On Jimmy Fallon This Week
Kendrick Lamar is responsible for one of the GOAT talk show musical performances, his rendition of an untitled track on The Colbert Report in 2014 - the first and last time that song saw the light.
Kendrick Lamar Says Drake & Future Made Some Of His Favorite Rap Music Of 2015
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly was probably the densest album of the year, through a combination of its grandiose musical arrangements, disparate influences, political themes, and very technical rapping. While this made the album a critical success, it also made it the go-to project for a certain type of rap fan to describe as "real hip-hop".
Kendrick Lamar Describes Witnessing His First Murder
Kendrick Lamar is capping off 2015 with an interview that reflects on his youth in Compton and his struggle in coping with fame and success off the back of a platinum debut album, and more recently, 11 Grammy nominations. The rapper sat down with NPR and delivered insight on all these fronts.
Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign At TDE Holiday Concert
TDE hosted their second annual holiday concert yesterday at Nickerson Gardens, the Watts, CA housing projects where Jay Rock and TDE head honcho Anthony "Top Dog" Tiffith grew up. After giving away innumerable toys, the squad got together for a brief set, performing "Vice City" and their biggest individual hits before bringing out Big Sean for "Alright" & "Blessings" and then Ty Dolla $ign for "Blase." The overcast skies prevented TDE and its fans from enjoying some classic LA sunshine, it was an afternoon for the ages in South Central.
Hottest Album Covers Of 2015
The Golden Era of cover art likely ended with the rise of CDs. But even with the Golden Age of CDs behind us, cover art still plays a vital role in the listener's consumption of music. Along with the album title, it serves as a sort of opening salvo or prelude that sets the tone for the music itself, and it is often the last image that remains in the listener's mind. It is the face of the music. With that in mind, here our picks for the best cover art of 2015.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
TDE Trolls Fans With Footage Of "Fight" Between Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q
Today some reports/rumors have been circulating that a fight went down between Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q. The details surrounding the fight are sparse, but when a twitter use asked TDE's CEO about it, he brushed it off as a "family disagreement."
The Obamas' 10 Most Hip Hop Moments
President Obama recently made headlines when he announced that his favorite song from the year was Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost?" If there's one year-end list you want to be on, it's the President's. Our current commander-in-chief, and his family, have been the most culturally-savvy first family that this country has ever had, and a big portion of that is how their names continuously pop up next to hip hop culture.
Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL
XXL have revealed their Winter 2015 magazine cover, going with none other than the Grammy leader, Kendrick Lamar. It's been a year since Kendrick penned his own cover story for XXL's 2014 Winter issue, so it seems like a good time to follow-up with the rapper. Once again, K. Dot writes his own story for the magazine. You can read an excerpt from his write-up below, and check out the cover in the gallery above.
Kendrick Lamar Was Grand Marshal Of The Compton Christmas Parade
Kendrick Lamar was the Grand Marshal of the Compton Christmas Parade today. He was given the honor by Major Aja Brown, who also invited Bompton's own YG to join the parade and spread the holiday cheer. Lamar rode in the backseat of a slick beige lowrider next to his girlfriend, and YG was decked out in his usual all-red, perfect for the occasion. Watch a clip of K-Dot addressing the Compton crowd below.
Kendrick Lamar Responds To Obama Naming "How Much A Dollar Cost" His Favorite Song
We aren't the only ones making year-end lists. The President and the First Lady are also marking down their official favorites of 2015, and Barack Obama's top track of 2015 happened to be a hip-hop number -- Kendrick Lamar's "How Much a Dollar Cost."
President Obama Says Kendrick Lamar's "‘How Much A Dollar Cost" Is His Favorite Song Of 2015
Kendrick Lamar appears to be making it onto everyone and their mama's year-end lists. To Pimp A Butterfly is reigning supreme atop most album year-end lists thus far, not to mention, it's a candidate for the Grammys (and a very likely winner). Today President Barack Obama gets in on the year-end fun, by revealing his personal favorites of 2015. Kendrick makes the cut.
Kendrick Lamar Fan Suing For $1 Million Over Failed Meet & Greet
This is one of the stranger lawsuits we've seen in a minute. A fan of Kendrick Lamar, Whitney Larkin, has filed a lawsuit against the rapper after she was banned from the VIP meet & greet. Larkin filed the suit herself-- no lawyer necessary.
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10.
Jay Rock Responds To Wale's Kendrick Lamar Call-Out
Wale was up to his usual ways this morning, responding to his lack of Grammy nominations on Twitter. While he had a lot to say about being unappreciated, it was actually a comment about Kendrick Lamar that got the most attention.
2016 Grammy Nominations Announced
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are going down on February 15th, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today the nominations have been announced, with Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd nabbing quite a few-- Kendrick has eleven nominations, while The Weeknd has seven. The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" is up for Record of the Year, against Ed Sheeran ("Thinking Out Loud"), Mark Ronson ("Uptown Funk"), Taylor Swift ("Blank Space") and D'Angelo and the Vanguard ("Really Love").
Staff Picks Playlist (December 4)
Where last week we were overwhelmed with mixtapes, this week, we're bombarded with albums. A ton of album/EP streams have hit the site today, with the most notable belonging to Rick Ross, Curren$y, G-Eazy and Kid Cudi. This week's Staff Picks catches up on a few big songs that came out late in the day last week (most important: Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole). Catch up on some of our favorite songs of the last seven days below. TGIF.