Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of Review: Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    The Marshall Mathers LP dropped in 2000 and became the fastest selling solo album of all time, influencing a whole generation of artists with its unique and in-depth look into the bizarre world of Eminem.
  • Cover of Yeezus Ticket Giveaway: See Kanye West And Kendrick Lamar [Update: New Show Dates]
    THE RULES ARE SIMPLE:1) Follow HotNewHipHop on Facebook + Twitter Follow @hotnewhiphop // 2) Enter the comment below: "@HotNewHipHop, send me to Yeezus in  CITY NAME! "Make sure to '@' the HotNewHipHop Facebook page in your comment.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, T.I. And Pharrell Among Winners At 2013 Soul Train Awards
    According to a new BET press release, the revamped Soul Train Awards show "bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday and today; acting as a hybrid of a traditional show with an 'honors' show format.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & More Discuss The Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
    It's hard to believe, but the Wu-Tang Clan's classic debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers dropped 20 years ago today, on November 9th, 1993. It reached platinum status in 1995, and in 2003, was ranked #386 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Rocks Sick Safari Foamposites On Stage
    While performing at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse 2013 at the Barclay Center, Kendrick Lamar to hit the stage in the Nike Air Foamposite One "Safari". Kendrick got the hookup on the much anticipated foams, which are scheduled to release on November 27th.
  • Cover of Eminem Lists Favorite Rappers Of All Time, Breaks Down "Rap God" Writing Process
    We didn't hear from Eminem for years, but with MMLPII dropping this week, his recent promo train has been inescapable. The Detroit rapper sat down with Shade 45's Sway for an in-depth interview to talk about the album, his presence in the "Top 5" discussion, as well as sharing his own personal list. 
  • Cover of Kanye West's Second Stop On "Yeezus" Tour In Vancouver Postponed [Update: Chicago Dates Postponed]
    More news of a concert postponement in recent days, following that of Drake's "Would You Like A Tour?" show in Philedelphia, the second stop on Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour has been cancelled.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says He's "Got Nothing Against Drake"
    There's been a lot of speculation over the possibility of a feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar in the last couple months. Drake's comments on K.Dot's "Control" verse went from apathetic to salty during his promo tour, eventually saying that he probably wouldn't work with Lamar anytime soon.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse & Discusses Working w/ Eminem & Drake
    During a backstage interview with The Breakfast Club (Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy) at Power 105.1's Powerhouse event yesterday, Nicki Minaj finally weighed in on Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse, and she didn't hold back. 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: November 3
    Last week we saw several independent rappers make their debut on the charts (sort of-- some of them didn't sell enough to actually chart, yet), but this week we return to the big guns, like Drake and DJ Khaled.
  • Cover of Eminem On Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse:  "If You Get Mad... You Might Look Foolish"
    Eminem has already given Kendrick Lamar, who appears on his new track "Love Game," quite a bit of praise.
  • Cover of Eminem Says Kendrick Lamar Is Doing "Incredible" Things
    Eminem is getting ready to drop his much-anticipated sequel to the Marshall Mathers LP next week, but we still haven't heard very much about the process behind the album.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead AMA Nominations [Update: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis To Perform]
    With Macklemore and Ryan Lewis being just about everywhere this year, and hitting platinum for "Thrift Shop" time and time again, it may come as no surprise that they're leading the AMA nominations.
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