Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • Cover of Meek Mill Says Kendrick Lamar Beef Isn't "Negative," Drake Is At The Top
    Meek Mill has been pretty open about his competitive relationship with Kendrick Lamar. The Philly rapper has responded to Kendrick's "Control" verse, and most recently taunted K.Dot on twitter, saying "Aye @kendricklamar ima show you who king on this side at powerhouse Friday!"
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Talks Fame, Moving Out Of Compton, TDE & More
    Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul all appear on the upcoming October/November issue of XXL magazine.
  • Cover of Photos: Kendrick Lamar's Terry Richardson Shoot
    Kendrick Lamar is the latest artist to get the Terry Richardson treatment. The Compton rapper, whose major label debut just celebrated its first anniversary yesterday, got together with the iconic photographer for a Document magazine spread.
  • Cover of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj & More Nominated For YouTube Music Awards
    As we reported earlier this month, Eminem is set to perform at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards going down November 3rd in New York City. As we approach the date, YouTube has released their nomination categories and nominees.
  • Cover of A Recap Of Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar's Elaborate "Yeezus" Tour Kickoff In Seattle
    The DONDA creative team have outdone themselves once again. Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar began their highly anticipated "Yeezus" tour in Seattle, Washington last night, and to it describe it as a spectacle would be an understatement.
  • Cover of TDE Set To Drop New Music This Week
    Last night, Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith announced via Twitter that he'd be dropping new material from the TDE camp this coming week.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Criticizes XXL's Magazine Cover For Headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"
    The Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, are featured on the new XXL cover. You may have noticed though, that the cover headline says "With Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy...TDE Rap's Illest Crew," thus making it seem like Black Hippy is a separate entity from K. Dot.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Discusses Kendrick Lamar's Verse & His Own In BET Cypher
    Yesterday Travi$ Scott voiced his opinion on his own freestyle during the BET cyphers, saying he was "underwhelmed" by the beat. Today the talk of the BET cyphers continues, as ScHoolboy Q talks about the TDE cypher with Sway In The Morning.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul Cover XXL
    TDE just delivered a pretty memorable cypher on last night's BET Hip Hop awards, and now they're taking the cover of XXL. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock will appear on the front of the October/November 2013 issue, with a cover story on "Rap's Illest Crew".
  • Cover of 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Complete List Of Winners
    The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night, and we saw memorable performances from Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Diddy, and many more, not to mention the highly anticipated BET cyphers.
  • Cover of Kanye West Announces "Yeezus" Tour With Kendrick Lamar [Update: A Tribe Called Quest Added To New York Shows]
    This is going to be big. Kanye West has announced a Yeezus tour with Kendrick Lamar. Check the tour dates in the gallery above. The tour kicks off October 19th and runs through out the U.S. and Canada until December 12th. Who wants tickets for this? [UPDATE: 2 More New York Shows Added On Yeezus Tour]
  • Cover of Jhene Aiko Reveals "Sail Out" EP Cover & Tracklist
    Jhene Aiko's upcoming EP, Sail Out is due out November 12th, and the project now has cover art as well as a full tracklist. The 7-track effort will feature guest appearances from Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and as previously heard, Childish Gambino.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Interviews, Talks Influence Of Dr. Dre & Tupac
    Kendrick Lamar sat down for a series of one minute interviews with the Grammys speaking on various subjects.  
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q On Kendrick Lamar's BET Cypher Verse: "I Didn't Know He Went At Drake"
    Much has been said about Kendrick's BET cypher verse, especially considering it hasn't even been released in full yet. There's been confusion over who the Compton rapper is targeting in the snippet, though most have assumed it to be Drake.
  • Cover of Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Mike WiLL Made It is having a big year. In a short span, the Atlanta producer has gone from an in-house beatmaker for Gucci Mane to working with some of the biggest names in the pop world. One landmark achievement that came in 2013 was working with Jay Z, though their collaboration was a bit of a tease.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Pushing Boundaries & His Current Inspiration
    The Grammy nomination deadline of September 30th has come and pass, and if there'll be one rapper most of us will be looking for on the nominations list, it'll be Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar. The rising rapper's debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been critically acclaimed and it's quite likely that K.
  • Cover of Erykah Badu Encourages Drake To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's Diss
    Outside of Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse, we're in the no-names era of rap disses. While rappers sub-tweeting each other in their verses can be interestingly cryptic, it's often led to listeners creating beef that doesn't exist. 
  • Cover of Papoose Thinks Kendrick's BET Cypher Verse Was Aimed At Him
    There's been a lot of talk about Kendrick's BET Cypher verse, and who it was directed at. While it seemed pretty clear that K.Dot was going at Drake (who has recently been denouncing the influence of the rapper's "Control" verse), the possibility that Kendrick was targeting Papoose has been brought up.
  • Cover of Kanye West Talks On His Issues With Paparazzi & Kendrick Lamar
    The final part of Kanye West's hour-long interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe arrived today. We've seen a lot of the conversation has been focused on the fashion industry and Kanye's frustrations, and this segment follows in that vein.
  • Cover of Drake Talks Blending R&B And Rap Music, Singing Too Much & Kendrick Lamar
    Drake was interviewed by Elliott Wilson for his CRWN interview series this past Sunday. The night of the event, tidbits of what Drake said during his interview made their way online through Twitter. Most of what we heard revolved around Kendrick Lamar, and Drake's response to the "Control" track.
  • Cover of Drake Says Kendrick Probably Won't Get Features From Those Named On "Control", Himself Included
    Drake finally dropped his Nothing Was The Same album today, and thus has naturally started his promotional tour. The Toronto emcee stopped by LA's Power 106 to talk about his relationship with Nicki Minaj, the many memes he's inspired, and of course-- whether he likes it or not --Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept. 16-22
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Drake On Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse: "Are You Listening To It Now, Though?"
    All the commotion surrounding Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse has subsided, and one question remains-- are you still bumping the track? It's a question Drake asked during his interview with Elliott Wilson for Elliott's CRWN series.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q & More To Perform At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards
    Around a month ago BET revealed the nominations for this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, which go down in Atlanta on September 28th.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Leads Nominations For 2013 Soul Train Awards
    The Soul Train Awards are going down once more this year on December 1st. Today the nominations have been revealed, and Kendrick Lamar continues his ruling streak, leading the pack with six nominations, followed by Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke and Chris Brown, who each garnered five.
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