Kendrick Lamar News

President Obama Says Kendrick Lamar's "‘How Much A Dollar Cost" Is His Favorite Song Of 2015
President Obama Says Kendrick Lamar's "‘How Much A Dollar Cost" Is His Favorite Song Of 2015 Dec 9, 2015 at 11:31am
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
Kendrick Lamar Fan Suing For $1 Million Over Failed Meet & Greet Dec 8, 2015 at 10:58am
This is one of the stranger lawsuits we've seen in a minute. A fan of Kendrick Lamar, Whitney Larkin, has filed a lawsuit against the rapper after she was banned from the VIP meet & greet. Larkin filed the suit herself-- no lawyer necessary.
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6
Top Tracks: November 30 - December 6 Dec 7, 2015 at 06:18pm
We got a wealth of new music last Friday, and, indeed, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and Jeremih all added tracks off their new albums to this week's Top 10. Lyrically-minded fans are still reeling from the week before, though, when Kendrick and Cole exchanged remixes. Both "Black Friday" tracks comfortably stuck around for this week's Top 10. 
Jay Rock Responds To Wale's Kendrick Lamar Call-Out
Jay Rock Responds To Wale's Kendrick Lamar Call-Out Dec 7, 2015 at 05:03pm
Wale was up to his usual ways this morning, responding to his lack of Grammy nominations on Twitter. While he had a lot to say about being unappreciated, it was actually a comment about Kendrick Lamar that got the most attention.
2016 Grammy Nominations Announced
2016 Grammy Nominations Announced Dec 7, 2015 at 09:07am
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are going down on February 15th, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today the nominations have been announced, with Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd nabbing quite a few-- Kendrick has eleven nominations, while The Weeknd has seven. The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" is up for Record of the Year, against Ed Sheeran ("Thinking Out Loud"), Mark Ronson ("Uptown Funk"), Taylor Swift ("Blank Space") and D'Angelo and the Vanguard ("Really Love").
Staff Picks Playlist (December 4)
Staff Picks Playlist (December 4) Dec 4, 2015 at 04:02pm
Where last week we were overwhelmed with mixtapes, this week, we're bombarded with albums. A ton of album/EP streams have hit the site today, with the most notable belonging to Rick Ross, Curren$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.
Kendrick Lamar Co-Headlining Hyde Park With Florence & The Machine
Kendrick Lamar Co-Headlining Hyde Park With Florence & The Machine Nov 30, 2015 at 11:07am
You may recall last year we found out that Eminem was reportedly banned from performing at the British Summer Time's Hyde Park event, because of his "offensive" lyrical content. He ended up performing at Wembley, making it the first time a rapper headlined the event. This year, Hyde Park seems to have found a more 'suitable' rapper, with Kendrick Lamar nabbing a co-headlining spot on the event.
Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd Among 2015 Soul Train Award Winners
Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd Among 2015 Soul Train Award Winners Nov 30, 2015 at 01:12am
The 2015 Soul Train Awards went down this evening, and right from Erykah Badu's opening monologue we knew we were in for a special night. We got two very excellent medley performances from a couple of the best songwriters in the R&B game (Babyface and R. Kelly), which featured the likes of Brandy, Fantasia and Boyz II Men.
Is This The Release Date For Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Project?
Is This The Release Date For Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Project? Nov 28, 2015 at 02:14pm
Rap fans have been talking about Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole's promised collaborative project for years, and just when it seemed all hope was lost for the album, some major hints have arrived. Yesterday, K.Dot and Cole remixed one another's songs for Black Friday, and right at the end of his track, Cole shared a vague promise: "When you and K. Dot shit dropping? / Bitch never, they can’t handle two black niggas this clever / But this February, bet shit get scary when I fuck around and drop..."
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For Nov 26, 2015 at 11:30am
Thanksgiving is here, and while we gather with our families to reflect on what we are thankful for this year, we here at HotNewHipHop can’t help but reminisce on the year thus far with gratitude. We’ve been spoiled with albums and mixtapes, as well as a healthy amount of "comebacks." As analysts of the genre, we’ve been overwhelmed with remarkable material from artists upcoming and legendary alike. As fans, our excitement has us feeling young again.
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8 Nov 9, 2015 at 06:36pm
10. Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo It's been less than two months since Fetty Wap's debut self-titled album, which went No. 1, and he's already dropped a joint tape with French Montana and has another EP in the works. "Jimmy Choo," dedicated to the Malaysian fashion designer, would sound nicely on the upcoming release. It's softer than most of Fetty's radio anthems, as Zoovier channels the sound of his new life of luxury. 
A Travi$ Scott, Diddy & Kendrick Lamar Collaboration Is Coming Soon
A Travi$ Scott, Diddy & Kendrick Lamar Collaboration Is Coming Soon Nov 8, 2015 at 10:54am
Diddy (who's been gone back to Puff Daddy these days) just dropped his impressive new mixtape MMM, and while the project plays like an album, it's just the pre-cursor to his upcoming opus No Way Out 2.  While we don't know very much about the album, we assume it will be similarly loaded with notable guest appearances, and a new video from Travis Scott may be a clue as to what to expect.
Kendrick Lamar Sings Travi$ Scott's "Antidote" At Columbus Concert
Kendrick Lamar Sings Travi$ Scott's "Antidote" At Columbus Concert Oct 25, 2015 at 10:52pm
Here's something some of y'all never saw coming: Kendrick Lamar rapping along to a Travi$ Scott song. For some reason, La Flame die-hards on HNHH think Kendrick spreads the plague every time he spits and K-Dot stans see Travi$ Scott as the antithesis of everything hip-hop stands for. Well, said rivalry doesn't extend to the artists, as Kendrick was recorded singing along to "Antidode," and Scott posted the video on his Instagram. 
Powerhouse NYC 2015 Recap
Powerhouse NYC 2015 Recap Oct 23, 2015 at 01:55pm
Two nights after hosting TIDAL X 1020, Barclays Center played host to Powerhouse NYC, the annual showcase concert put on by NYC radio station Power 105.1. The billing promised Jidenna, Omarion, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Fetty Wap, Big Sean, Future, Kendrick Lamar. But the true measure of such a showcase event is the surprise guests. All those who attended Powerhouse knew this, and they quivered with anticipation as they began to file into the spacious Brooklyn arena.