Kendrick Lamar News

  • Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Guest At Game's "The Documentary" 10th Anniversary Concert
    Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Guest At Game's "The Documentary" 10th Anniversary Concert
    Jan 19, 2015 at 02:44pm
    Game's debut album, The Documentary just celebrated its tenth anniversary this weekend, and on top of making hip hop heads world-wide feel old, the Compton rapper decided to toast the occasion with a special concert.
  • Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Revealed; Kendrick Lamar To Headline
    Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Revealed; Kendrick Lamar To Headline
    Jan 13, 2015 at 10:00pm
    It looks like Hip-Hop will be represented once again at this summer’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Tonight, the official lineup was revealed during a live stream (see below) and it looks pretty deep. The festival will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, & Deadmau5. While other notable acts to perform include Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, Run the Jewels, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Childish Gambino, G-Eazy, Dej Loaf, and many others. Don't be surprised if more artists get added in the coming months.
  • Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
    Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
    Jan 10, 2015 at 06:39pm
    This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems. Lately, they've been circling each others' orbits, nearly always coming out on the opposite sides of issues, but never colliding head-on until now.
  • Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson
    Azealia Banks Lashes Out At Kendrick Lamar's Comments On Ferguson
    Jan 9, 2015 at 04:47pm
    Today Kendrick Lamar's Billboard magazine cover, as well as the story that goes along with it, was unveiled in its entirety. Kendrick isn't the most outspoken individual in the rap game, he's not the type to take his opinions and blast them all over twitter (like someone else in this news article), but he doesn't shy from offering an opinion when asked directly.
  • Rae Sremmurd Talk Kendrick Lamar Tweet & "Unlock The Swag"
    Rae Sremmurd Talk Kendrick Lamar Tweet & "Unlock The Swag"
    Jan 9, 2015 at 01:52pm
    It's not often that the reclusive TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar tweets, so when he does, twittersphere pays attention. This was the case three days ago when K. Dot surreptitiously tweeted lyrics from Rae Sremmurd's album cut "Unlock The Swag." Basically, it meant Kendrick had been listening to the album and enjoying it, a definite co-sign for the fast-rising duo, at least for those who know the reference.
  • Kendrick Lamar Covers Billboard Magazine
    Kendrick Lamar Covers Billboard Magazine
    Jan 9, 2015 at 09:59am
    After appearing on the cover of XXL magazine and writing his feature story himself, Kendrick Lamar has nabbed another magazine cover, this time with Billboard.
  • Kendrick Lamar Reflects On "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
    Kendrick Lamar Reflects On "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
    Jan 6, 2015 at 05:38pm
    In the new issue of XXL, we get to hear directly from Kendrick Lamar-- instead of going the typical and sometimes boring interview route, Kendrick Lamar writes about himself in the first person. In K. Dot's article, the rapper assesses being famous, what it means (or does not mean) to him, his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city, and of course what's ahead. For a glimpse into the mind of the TDE rapper, check out some choice excerpts below.
  • Hottest Music Videos Of 2014
    Hottest Music Videos Of 2014
    Dec 20, 2014 at 03:03pm
    Music videos have always been an integral part of hip-hop. Whether it’s shots of the neighborhoods that birthed some of the world’s biggest stars, or the spoils that come with commercial victories, the visuals are a crucial component to solidifying artistic expression.
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Dec 17, 2014 at 07:01pm
    Next year, hopefully in March or April, Ty Dolla $ign will be dropping his hotly-anticipated debut album, Free TC. Thus far, virtually all we know about the album is that "Stand For" will be the lead single, but today we get some additional info. In an interview with Rap-Up, Ty Dolla reveals some big-name features that will be on the album. 
  • Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL
    Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL
    Dec 16, 2014 at 12:57pm
    In September, we got the news that there wouldn't be anymore print editions of XXL Magazine, but thankfully, we learned a few weeks later that wasn't going to be the case.
  • Kendrick Lamar Set To Perform On The Colbert Report Next Week
    Kendrick Lamar Set To Perform On The Colbert Report Next Week
    Dec 11, 2014 at 05:51pm
    Next year, the beloved host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert, will be leaving his job to take over for David Letterman on "The Late Show." Before he concludes his current program on December 18th, he'll host several incredible guests next week, including Kendrick Lamar on the 16th (Tuesday).  David Itzkof of the New York Times tweeted out a schedule that includes Seth Rogen, author Phil Klay and "Stephen's friend Grimmy." View that below.
  • Kendrick Lamar & Reebok Officially Announce Partnership
    Kendrick Lamar & Reebok Officially Announce Partnership
    Dec 10, 2014 at 02:39am
    It appears Kendrick Lamar is the latest rapper to cash in on an endorsement deal. Tonight, it was revealed that K. Dot is the newest member of the Reebok Classics squad. Revealed in a new ad campaign by Reebok, the video takes fans through his hometown of Compton, California while rockin' a fresh pair of Reebok Ventilators and reciting a powerful verse. Reebok states:
  • An Alleged Tracklist For New Kendrick Lamar Album Surfaces [Update: Confirmed Fake]
    An Alleged Tracklist For New Kendrick Lamar Album Surfaces [Update: Confirmed Fake]
    Dec 8, 2014 at 09:19pm
    We haven't received any fruitful updates on Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated new album, although there have been plenty of reports on rumored songs, and Kendrick himself has kept it vague as to when to expect the new album-- sounds like it could happen tomorrow
  • 10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
    10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
    Dec 8, 2014 at 04:20pm
    Los Angeles-based Jay Rock signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2007, long before "Money Trees" were providing Grammy-nominated types of shade. The rapper, real name Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. was born in 1986 and started rapping in 2005, releasing a bunch of mixtapes and what not. Along with Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock counts himself as a part of the group Black Hippy, a highly acclaimed 'group' in modern hip-hop (if UOENO already). 
  • Kendrick Lamar's "m.A.A.d" Film To Air At MOCA In 2015
    Kendrick Lamar's "m.A.A.d" Film To Air At MOCA In 2015
    Nov 25, 2014 at 02:05pm
    Kendrick Lamar's debut album, despite being just over two years old, is well on its way to becoming certified classic rap material. The Compton native's story-telling and concept intertwining the entire project gave the album a vivid sense of reality. If the album itself, good kid, m.A.A.d city, wasn't vivid enough, Kendrick also debuted a short film "m.A.A.d" to tie in to the LP.
  • Peter Rosenberg: Kendrick Lamar's Album Is Dropping In Early 2015 [Update: Kendrick Says Could Arrive Sooner]
    Peter Rosenberg: Kendrick Lamar's Album Is Dropping In Early 2015 [Update: Kendrick Says Could Arrive Sooner]
    Nov 7, 2014 at 11:40am
    As a Hot 97 radio host, Peter Rosenberg often has a reputation as a crotchety, tough-to-please listener, so that's why his new, gushing "review" of Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album is so shocking. Letting us know that the album's now scheduled to rdrop in 2015, Rosenberg couldn't stop raving about the four unreleased tracks he heard.
  • Kendrick Lamar Sings, Freestyles Over Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"
    Kendrick Lamar Sings, Freestyles Over Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"
    Nov 5, 2014 at 03:21pm
    Today, Taylor Swift officially became the first solo artist to sell a million copies of an album, doing it with her new 1989 LP in just one week.
  • 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.
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