Kendrick Lamar News

  • Kendrick Lamar On Snoop Dogg's Debut: "There Wouldn’t Be A Kendrick Without 'Doggystyle'"
    Kendrick Lamar On Snoop Dogg's Debut: "There Wouldn’t Be A Kendrick Without 'Doggystyle'"
    Nov 23, 2013 at 03:08pm
    Kendrick Lamar may have compared himself to the King of New York on his "Control" verse, but he's a West Coast rapper through and through. Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle, one of the regions classics, celebrates it's 20th anniversary today, and to commemorate the album, K.Dot reflected on the project's influence in a review for XXL.
  • Talk Yo Shit Kanye: The "Yeezus" Experience
    Talk Yo Shit Kanye: The "Yeezus" Experience
    Nov 20, 2013 at 12:08pm
    With the Yeezus tour back in full swing (albeit several dates cancelled), Ye is back to his usual antics, and that's a good thing. The Yeezus tour is far from your average hip-hop show, as those who have attended know.
  • Photo: Q-Tip & Kendrick Lamar In The Studio
    Photo: Q-Tip & Kendrick Lamar In The Studio
    Nov 19, 2013 at 09:48am
    It looks like we may hear something between Q-Tip and Kendrick Lamar, as the two were spotted in the studio together last night. The former A Tribe Called Quest rapper tweeted that it was studio time tonight, and posted a photo on his Instagram with Kendrick posted up in the studio with him. Check out the image in the gallery above. What do you think the two were working on?
  • Lupe Fiasco Talks "Tetsuo & Youth", Kanye West's "Yeezus" & Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    Lupe Fiasco Talks "Tetsuo & Youth", Kanye West's "Yeezus" & Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    Nov 17, 2013 at 04:50pm
    During the recent L.A. stop on his Tetsuo And Youth Preview Tour, Lupe Fiacso caught up with Rikki Martinez of Power 106 for a brief interview. The two discussed his upcoming album, Kanye West's Yeezus, his response to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's 'Control' and more.  Below, read excerpts from the interview and peep the whole thing: 
  • Review: Jhene Aiko's "Sail Out"
    Review: Jhene Aiko's "Sail Out"
    Nov 17, 2013 at 03:18pm
    Stunning. If Jhene Aiko wasn't already a household name, she ought to be by now. The 25-year-old singer has appeared on numerous hip-hop tracks throughout the year, most notably Drake's "From Time", J. Cole's "Sparks Will Fly", and Big Sean’s radio smash "Beware". Sail Out* is Jhene’s first major label EP, and what a debut it is. The seven-track Extended Play is smoked out, dreamy and romantic.
  • TDE CEO Responds To "Negative" Portrayal In Kendrick Lamar's GQ Cover Story [Update: GQ Defends Story]
    TDE CEO Responds To "Negative" Portrayal In Kendrick Lamar's GQ Cover Story [Update: GQ Defends Story]
    Nov 16, 2013 at 09:45am
    Kendrick Lamar recently appeared on the cover of GQ's "Men Of The Year" issue, which would seem like an honor, but according to TDE CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith the story put the label in a "negative light".
  • Lyrics Of The Week: November 8-14
    Lyrics Of The Week: November 8-14
    Nov 15, 2013 at 09:38pm
    Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not sure about will be bolded.
  • Kendrick Lamar Shares Vision He Had Of Tupac When He Was 21
    Kendrick Lamar Shares Vision He Had Of Tupac When He Was 21
    Nov 13, 2013 at 02:03pm
    The other day we saw Kendrick Lamar's Man of the Year GQ cover. The magazine has dubbed Kendrick Rapper of the Year, and along with the title came an interview with the West Coast MC. 
  • Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Nov 13, 2013 at 01:48pm
    Eminem took things back to basics on his new LP. The Detroit rapper recruited one of Hip Hop's pioneers, Rick Rubin, to help him channel some classic sounds and ideas, many of which came through sampling.  The late 80s era of hip hop they pull from is well-represented in plenty of small vocal snippets and interpolations not instantly evident to the casual rap listener. Many of the musical samples also harken back to the days of Run DMC, where rock-based loops were the norm.
  • Kendrick Lamar Covers GQ, Named "Rapper Of The Year" By Magazine [Update: Justin Timberlake Covers GQ]
    Kendrick Lamar Covers GQ, Named "Rapper Of The Year" By Magazine [Update: Justin Timberlake Covers GQ]
    Nov 12, 2013 at 12:35pm
    There's no escaping Kendrick Lamar this year. On GQ's new Man of the Year issue they've put K. Dot on the cover, calling him Rapper of the Year. Do you agree? In the magazine's interview with Kendrick, which happened in the middle of the "Control" frenzy right after the VMAs, Kendrick said he was "pretty cool" with Drake and added, "I mean, I would be okay if we weren’t."
  • Kendrick Lamar Says He Has Ideas For Follow Up To "GKMC"
    Kendrick Lamar Says He Has Ideas For Follow Up To "GKMC"
    Nov 12, 2013 at 12:26pm
    Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city is still pushing units off the shelves weekly, nonetheless, it has been over a year since its release, so fans are defintely fiending for new music from the rapper. For the most part, Kendrick has not made any mention of a new album or new material in the many interviews he's done since he's sky-rocketed to fame, it seems like he's just taking things slowly.
  • Review: Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Review: Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2"
    Nov 11, 2013 at 03:25pm
    The Marshall Mathers LP dropped in 2000 and became the fastest selling solo album of all time, influencing a whole generation of artists with its unique and in-depth look into the bizarre world of Eminem. The album was sandwiched in between Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show – two other classic albums that are every bit as influential today as they were a decade ago.
  • Yeezus Ticket Giveaway: See Kanye West And Kendrick Lamar [Update: New Show Dates]
    Yeezus Ticket Giveaway: See Kanye West And Kendrick Lamar [Update: New Show Dates]
    Nov 11, 2013 at 09:45am
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  • Kendrick Lamar, T.I. And Pharrell Among Winners At 2013 Soul Train Awards
    Kendrick Lamar, T.I. And Pharrell Among Winners At 2013 Soul Train Awards
    Nov 10, 2013 at 04:46pm
    According to a new BET press release, the revamped Soul Train Awards show "bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday and today; acting as a hybrid of a traditional show with an 'honors' show format. Showcasing the evolution of Soul Train’s impact on musical history from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today, the new Soul Train Awards is all about the melodic marriage of music and dance."
  • Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & More Discuss The Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
    Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & More Discuss The Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
    Nov 9, 2013 at 04:00pm
    It's hard to believe, but the Wu-Tang Clan's classic debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers dropped 20 years ago today, on November 9th, 1993. It reached platinum status in 1995, and in 2003, was ranked #386 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.  As a means of commemorating the project, MTV spoke with multiple artists about the influence it had on them. 
  • Kendrick Lamar Rocks Sick Safari Foamposites On Stage
    Kendrick Lamar Rocks Sick Safari Foamposites On Stage
    Nov 6, 2013 at 04:36pm
    While performing at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse 2013 at the Barclay Center, Kendrick Lamar to hit the stage in the Nike Air Foamposite One "Safari". Kendrick got the hookup on the much anticipated foams, which are scheduled to release on November 27th.
  • Eminem Lists Favorite Rappers Of All Time, Breaks Down "Rap God" Writing Process
    Eminem Lists Favorite Rappers Of All Time, Breaks Down "Rap God" Writing Process
    Nov 6, 2013 at 03:20pm
    We didn't hear from Eminem for years, but with MMLPII dropping this week, his recent promo train has been inescapable. The Detroit rapper sat down with Shade 45's Sway for an in-depth interview to talk about the album, his presence in the "Top 5" discussion, as well as sharing his own personal list. 
  • Kanye West's Second Stop On "Yeezus" Tour In Vancouver Postponed [Update: Chicago Dates Postponed]
    Kanye West's Second Stop On "Yeezus" Tour In Vancouver Postponed [Update: Chicago Dates Postponed]
    Nov 4, 2013 at 05:58pm
    More news of a concert postponement in recent days, following that of Drake's "Would You Like A Tour?" show in Philedelphia, the second stop on Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour has been cancelled.
  • Kendrick Lamar Says He's "Got Nothing Against Drake"
    Kendrick Lamar Says He's "Got Nothing Against Drake"
    Nov 4, 2013 at 02:54pm
    There's been a lot of speculation over the possibility of a feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar in the last couple months.
  • Nicki Minaj Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse & Discusses Working w/ Eminem & Drake
    Nicki Minaj Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse & Discusses Working w/ Eminem & Drake
    Nov 3, 2013 at 06:24pm
    During a backstage interview with The Breakfast Club (Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy) at Power 105.1's Powerhouse event yesterday, Nicki Minaj finally weighed in on Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse, and she didn't hold back. 
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