Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • Cover of Hottest Tracks Of The Summer 2013
    Summer is nearing it's end, and while the warm weather will soon subside, the season will be remembered through the tracks that soundtracked it. With plenty of huge releases, we've been pretty spoiled as far as big summer tracks go, with material from the likes of Drake, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and more.
  • Cover of Top Dawg Entertainment's CEO Speaks Out On Label, Signing Kendrick Lamar & More
    Top Dawg seems to be the independent label that's next up, with four rising rappers who all have their own niche in the rap market.
  • Cover of Drake, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At 2013 MTV VMAs [Update: More Footage Added]
    The 2013 MTV VMAs are known for their memorable and surprising performances. This year will likely be no exception, and we'll be cataloging each of the performances as they happen. Justin Timberlake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke and more will be taking the stage.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Stays True To Control Verse
    True to his verse on Big Sean's Control track, Kendrick Lamar showed up to the 2013 VMA's in T-shirt and Nike Cortez. And I ain't rockin no more designer shit/White T’s and Nike CortezPictured above, Kendrick broke out the Nike Cortez in Nylon Suede Grey and White, perhaps one of the least hyped up colorways of an
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 25
    This week we really saw the effects of Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control" transfer over to the charts. The rapper's debut album, which officially went platinum this past week, has been slowly creeping back up the charts, something we've been seeing on Charts Don't Lie over the past weeks.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Boosts Twitter Following Of All Rappers Mentioned
    Kendrick Lamar's verse in "Control" certainly got a lot of people talking about the rapper. In fact, it got a lot of people talking about a lot of rappers-- namely those mentioned in the track.
  • Cover of Fabolous Addresses Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
     After Kendrick had already took his shots and made his claim as King of New York on the highly talked about "Control" verse, fans were expecting responses from many New York artists.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Leads 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations, Followed By Drake
    You can't escape Kendrick Lamar in hip-hop at this point in time. After claiming to be the King of New York on Big Sean's "Control" and name-dropping a bunch of his colleagues, thus getting the rap world in a tizzy, he continues his domination with the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: August 12-19
    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 Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Officially Goes Platinum
    You may remember when Kendrick was preemptively awarded a platinum plaque for good kid, m.A.A.d city back in June. At that point one million copies of the album had been shipped, but it was not until this week that the record's sales finally hit 7 figures.
  • Cover of Raekwon On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Claim: "He Can Never Wear That Crown"
    Raekwon is certainly among New York's rap royalty, so it only seems right that his opinion is considered in the "King Of New York" discussion. In a recent interview, the Wu rapper weighed in on Kendrick Lamar's hot topic "Control" verse, as well as his claim of being "king" of the city.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Says Kendrick Lamar Is "Smoking Crack" If He Thinks He's "King Of New York"
    We've certainly heard our share of responses and reactions to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse at this point, but it's largely been from artists who weren't actually mentioned in the bars. A$AP Rocky was among the rappers called upon by name, and in an interview with Funk Flex, he broke his silence on the verse.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Responds To Joe Budden Dissing Him On "Control"
    Trinidad James was in the crossfire of Joe Budden's response to Kendrick Lamar, "Control." The New York native said of the ATLien, "this ain’t for bandwagon fans, sit ya asses in the same spot/y’all the same niggas that made Trinidad James hot." Trinidad isn't planning on firing back at Budden, at leas
  • Cover of Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
    Macklemore is not going away any time soon. The rapper has been a mainstay on the charts since his breakthrough single "Thrift Shop," and with that success, he's had both positive and negative attention form critics and fellow rappers.
  • Cover of A$AP Ferg's Says "What's A King To A Lord?" In Response To Kendrick Lamar Claiming He's King Of New York
    A$AP Ferg is stepping out as an artist in his own right, and not just another "ASAP Mob" member, with the release of his solo album Trap Lord, tomorrow.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains Black Hippy's Unique Approach
    Kendrick Lamar has made a lot of noise on his own in the last year or so, particularly in the last week. The rapper is in the business for more than just himself however, as he's always had his Black Hippy crew in tow.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Responds To Joe Budden's "Control" Diss
    Joey Bada$$ has been known to be pretty vocal on Twitter, so when Joe Budden threw a jab at him in his new "Control" freestyle, a response was expected.
  • Cover of Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Declaration
    Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, and while many have shared their responses, there are a few rappers we'd still like to hear from-- Nas being one of them.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: August 9-15
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of the already infamous verse Kendrick dropped on Big Sean's "Control" this week). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say.
  • Cover of Papoose Explains Why He Dissed Kendrick Lamar In His "Control" Verse
    The last time Papoose was in the headlines was when he seemingly rushed the stage at Summer Jam. It was later revealed that Kendrick played a role in bringing him out, something he did out of respect for Pap's support early on in his career.
  • Cover of Laker Nick Young Supports Kendrick's Verse & Throws Jabs At Drake
    The world of hip hop is still reeling after Kendrick Lamar’s electric name-calling verse on “Contact (HOF)” earlier this week.  K.Dot made reference to Phil Jackson, and even elicited a response from the 11-time championship coach. In an interview with DIME, new Lakers swingman, Nick Young, was asked about the
  • Cover of Wale Says He'd Be Offended If His Name Wasn't Mentioned By Kendrick Lamar In "Control"
    Many rappers who were not name-dropped by Kendrick Lamar in his buzzing verse on "Control" have decided to record a response, while those rappers who were called out have yet to do so. This might be because those not named are more offended than those who were-- Wale feels this way, at least.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Hopes To Be Featured On Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    Kendrick Lamar is currently the talk of the rap world, with Big Sean's leak "Control (HOF)" making the rounds and reaching not only hip-hop lovers but even those fans on the outskirts of hip-hop (TMZ even posted about it...). One of the rappers Kendrick name-dropped was Toronto native Drake.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Believes ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Will Be Better Than Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city"
    In the final instalment of Hardknock TV's recent interview with Mac Miller, the rapper shared his thoughts on ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album Oxymoron, which he feels is the best TDE album to date, period. Or does he? 
  • Cover of Jay Electronica Didn't Know Kendrick Lamar Was On "Control"
    Jay Electronica is usually reclusive from the hip-hop scene, especially the hip-hop blog scene. However, it seems Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" is the exception, as the media-shy rapper spoke to Revolt TV about his verse and the record in general.
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