Kendrick Lamar News

  • Mike WiLL Announces "Buy The World" Single With Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future
    Mike WiLL Announces "Buy The World" Single With Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future
    Jun 4, 2014 at 04:02pm
    Mike WiLL Made It released a slew of huge singles last year, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", Future's "Sh!t", and his own "23". Still, it seemed that the producer had something big in the works that he was preparing to unleash on the world.
  • Lupe Fiasco Says Logic & King Los Are Better Lyricists Than Kendrick Lamar
    Lupe Fiasco Says Logic & King Los Are Better Lyricists Than Kendrick Lamar
    Jun 3, 2014 at 11:30pm
    To promote his new single “Mission”, Lupe Fiasco decided to stop by The Hot 97 Morning Show Tuesday Morning and chat it up with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez. During the lengthy conversation, Lupe Fiasco had a lot of time to speak his mind, and that he did.
  • Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album Title [Update: Announcement Reportedly Fake]
    Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album Title [Update: Announcement Reportedly Fake]
    May 10, 2014 at 01:17pm
    Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city made a huge impact on the rap game upon its release, and while the rapper has remained a looming presence since its release ("Control" anyone?), anticipation has remained for the follow-up to his debut. The wait appears to be over, as K.Dot has announced his new album will be available September 2014 according to Rap Radar, and has also given us the title for the project-- United States Of A.L.A.R.M.
  • Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell & More To Perform At iHeart Radio Music Awards
    Apr 21, 2014 at 02:35pm
    iHeart Radio took to NBC's Twitter account today to announce a big line-up of performers at their forthcoming iHeart Radio Music Awards. The event goes down in Los Angeles on May 1st, and will have a sufficient amount of hip-hop represented with performances from Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. Pitbull will also take the stage, as will Shakira, among others. This event will serves as iHeart Radio's first annual awards show, and it will be aired live on NBC.
  • Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Apr 14, 2014 at 01:52pm
    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in hip-hop culture, not every rapper partakes in popping mollys or getting fried.
  • DJ Mustard Talks On His Single With Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration In The Works
    DJ Mustard Talks On His Single With Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration In The Works
    Apr 11, 2014 at 11:37am
    DJ Mustard is undeniably on top of his producer game right now, having multiple hits on the Top 100 for various artists. His sound is definitely in demand, and for an in-depth interview with Hardknock TV the producer breaks down how he created one of his chart-topping hits, Kid Ink's "Show Me" with Chris Brown.
  • SZA Shares Tracklist For "Z"
    SZA Shares Tracklist For "Z"
    Apr 3, 2014 at 04:02pm
    SZA hit us with the artwork and release date fore her upcoming album, Z earlier in the year, and she's now shared the official tracklist for the offering.  Much like Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo, the singer's debut will be a concise one, standing at 10 tracks in length. The project will feature guest appearances from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and Isaiah Rashad. Production will come courtesy of Mac Miller, Emile, Toro Y Moi, DJ Dahi, XXYYXX, Antydote, and Dae One.
  • BTS Photos: Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, & Pharrell's "It's On Again" Video
    BTS Photos: Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, & Pharrell's "It's On Again" Video
    Mar 26, 2014 at 09:40pm
     Well this interesting. Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar were all in Los Angeles recently to film the video for their upcoming collab “It’s On Again”. Co-produced by Pharrell and Hans Zimmer, the upcoming record will appear on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack, which will hit retailers on April 22nd.
  • YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    Mar 22, 2014 at 05:41pm
    YG has been enjoying decent reception for his album My Krazy Life since it was released a few days ago. It has a dirty, thorough sound that the recalls the echoes of previous recent masterpieces, like Kendrick's "GOOD Kid" record. That's exactly why YG thought Kendrick would be so keen to make an appearance on the record and he shared as much when talking to MTV about the record.
  • Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced With Kendrick Lamar As Headliner
    Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced With Kendrick Lamar As Headliner
    Mar 21, 2014 at 12:25pm
    It's that time of year again, folks. The lineup for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced, and it finds Compton's own Kendrick Lamar headlining the event alongside Neutral Milk Hotel and Beck. Other hip-hop and R&B acts scheduled to perform at the event include K.Dot's TDE affiliates ScHoolboy Q, SZA and Isaiah Rashad, as well as Danny Brown, Pusha T, Earl Sweatshirt, Ka and Twin Peaks.
  • Crew Love: TDE
    Crew Love: TDE
    Mar 17, 2014 at 10:58am
    Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory. Founded in 2004 by Anthony Tiffith, the label didn't release its first mixtape until 2008, and its first album until 2010, but since then, has reached commercial and critical heights the likes of which most other independent labels couldn't imagine.
  • Alicia Keys Talks About Working With Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar On Upcoming Spider-Man Soundtrack
    Alicia Keys Talks About Working With Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar On Upcoming Spider-Man Soundtrack
    Mar 14, 2014 at 03:30pm
    It's no small undertaking when Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and th legendary film composer, Hans Zimmer, get together for a project. But that's just what we have here as all five of the musical giants got together to create the track "It's On Again," for the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, which will also star Jamie Foxx as the film's main antagonist, Electro.
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
    Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
    Mar 13, 2014 at 03:53pm
    Ty Dolla $ign's profile is rising. We've recently seen the singer popping up on plenty of collaborations, including new tracks from Meek Mill and Lupe Fiasco. Turns out, there will be no shortage of big names on his debut album, Free TC either. In an interview with Fuse, Ty let us in on some of things we can expect to hear on the record, as well as sharing some of his early experiences with music.
  • Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 2)
    Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 2)
    Mar 13, 2014 at 02:04pm
    South By Southwest continues in Austin, Texas today, we've once again rounded up some of the best flicks depicting the what went down around Austin in the past few days. SXSW actually kicked off on March 7th, and lots has happened during the past week that warrants a look or two. The conference continues until Sunday, March 17th when it'll wrap up. Until that time, for all those who weren't able to fly/drive down to Texas to be there in person, we're providing you with the next best thing (?): an Instagram recap via all those using #SXSW.
  • Samples Of The Week: March 13
    Samples Of The Week: March 13
    Mar 13, 2014 at 10:03am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey."  This week, see who Kid Ink, Jay Z, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH. 
  • Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys & Pharrell Contribute To "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Soundtrack
    Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys & Pharrell Contribute To "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Soundtrack
    Mar 12, 2014 at 01:19pm
    Kendrick Lamar just contributed a song to the Divergent soundtrack, and it looks like he's not done making music for films just yet. The upcoming superhero flick, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", will feature a new song from Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar titled "It's On Again". Lamar is said to be taking on a featuring role in the Keys song. Alicia shared some details on the collaboration in a press release.
  • Top Music Videos Of February
    Top Music Videos Of February
    Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00am
    We're kicking off a brand new monthly recap feature on HotNewHipHop, where we look for the top music videos of the past month. Each month we'll round up the visuals that caught our eyes, from big and small rappers alike; this also gives you an opportunity to catch up on videos you may have missed. The videos listed aren't necessarily the most popular or talked-about, but rather the most creative, and best-crafted. In their own way, each visual adds another element to the song, broadening its message.
  • Kendrick Lamar Explains Top Dawg's Success
    Kendrick Lamar Explains Top Dawg's Success
    Feb 28, 2014 at 07:42pm
    We now know Kendrick Lamar is planning to release a new album in September, but Kendrick took a pause to consider his success so far. Coming off of the heels of the Good Kid fumes and the successful launch of Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron, Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment are making their way towards a cultural zeitgiest.
  • Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Billboard [Update: Kendrick Planning To Drop New LP In September]
    Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Billboard [Update: Kendrick Planning To Drop New LP In September]
    Feb 28, 2014 at 03:48pm
    There's no denying that Top Dawg has come up. With ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated Oxymoron album about to take over the Billboard 200 and debut at #1, and with Ken
  • "Divergent" Soundtrack To Feature New Music From Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Chance The Rapper
    "Divergent" Soundtrack To Feature New Music From Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky & Chance The Rapper
    Feb 24, 2014 at 04:35pm
    You may know "Divergent" as that movie that kind of looks like a bootleg "Hunger Games", but what you likely didn't know is that its soundtrack hosts some exclusive new material from your favorite rappers. That's right, the "Divergent" soundtrack will feature cuts from A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar-- though all of them will be paired with unlikely collaborators.
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