Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of Single Art For Pusha T's "Nosetalgia" With Kendrick Lamar Revealed
    Last week we heard about a collaboration from Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar off the former's upcoming album My Name Is My Name. Today we get the cover art for the highly anticipated single. Def Jam says the song is coming soon, the album drops on October 8th. Peep the art in the gallery above.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Speaks On Kendrick Lamar's "Control," Relationship With Nas & G-Unit
    50 Cent stopped by Funkmaster Flex's evening mixshow last night, and went on air to discuss Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, his relationship with Nas, the status of G-Unit and more. Fif praised K. Dot's verse, as many have already, saying it's good to see the competitive spirit in rap. 
  • Cover of Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2013 Line-Up Includes Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Meek Mill & More
    Power 105.1 are rounding up some big acts for the return of their Powerhouse concert series, which has been on the hiatus for three years.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says Of "Control" Responses: "They Gotta Try Harder"
    Although many rappers continue to respond to Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" K. Dot doesn't seem content with any of the responses yet.  Running into TMZ, Kendrick whose fame found new heights following the verse, spoke briefly on the responses and gave one piece of advice, "they gotta try harder."
  • Cover of Pusha T Details Record With Kendrick Lamar On "My Name Is My Name"
    Pusha T previously revealed quite a few of the features and producers we can expect on his upcoming album My Name Is My Name. One of those artists is Kendrick Lamar, and Pusha has now revealed more details on their collaboration, called "Nose Stalgia."
  • Cover of MMG Visit The Breakfast Club & Talk Various Upcoming Projects
    The MMG crew are in full promo-mode as the release of their collaborative effort Self Made Vol. 3 arrives next week. This included hitting up the Hot 97 AM Show as well as Power 105's Breakfast Club.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Disses Meek Mill Onstage In NYC Tonight [Update: Meek Mill Responds]
     Well it looks like the competition is getting serious. Kendrick Lamar was out in New York City tonight putting on a live show in Brooklyn when he decided to have a few choice words for Meek Mill. In case you're unaware, Meek recently took some shots at K. Dot on his recent diss track "Ooh Kill Em".
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Says He Appreciated Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    By now the subject of Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse is almost stale, and we've heard from almost everyone mentioned in the verse (plus those who weren't). One of the rappers we've yet to hear from who received a name-drop is Big K.R.I.T.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Talks "Dreamchasers 3" Features, Telling Kendrick He's "Loading Up To Fire Back"
    Meek Mill's Dreamchasers 3 has been long delayed, but it's looking as if it will actually see release on September 20th. Meek called in to DJ Whoo Kid's show on Shade 45 to speak about the project, revealing some features, as well as his plans for a Kendrick response track.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains His Criteria Behind Doing Features
    Kendrick Lamar has definitely been on his feature game this year. Appearing on songs from Miguel, 50 Cent, Robin Thicke, Dido, and more, sometimes it wasn't clear whether or not K. Dot was entirely excited about the appearances, or was well-deservedly cashing in on his popular demand.
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