Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • Cover of J. Cole Reflects On The First Time He Met Kendrick Lamar
    J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have been "friendly competitors" for some time now, with plans to drop a collaborative project even before their major label debuts hit the shelves. While the joint-material has still yet to surface, both artists remain adamant that they will release something soon.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: May 20-26
    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 Explains His "Death To Molly" Message
     If you saw Kendrick Lamar's new music video for "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", then you would've seen a subtle message at the end of the video that read "Death To Molly". With as many people curious on what that message actually meant, K. Dot recently spoke out about it in a recent interview with MTV's Sway.
  • Cover of Eminem Announces Three Shows In Europe With Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf & Kendrick Lamar
    Eminem is supposedly working on a new album, and although he'll probably be busy in the studio for most of the summer, he's making time for three shows this summer in Europe.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Being Inspired By Kanye West's Marketing For "New Slaves"
    Kanye West took the world by storm this weekend when debuting his lead single off Yeezus, "New Slaves." The innovative rapper decided to premiere it by playing it on 66 different buildings worldwide. Thus, it was hard for 'Ye to go unnoticed.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: May 19
    This week on Charts Don't Lie some of the less consistent rappers have fallen off, while others prove they're on the charts for the long-term. We already knew Justin Timberlake would be here awhile, after he went platinum in very little time following his album's debut.
  • Cover of Janet Jackson Says She Loves Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice"
    The most radio-friendly single on Kendrick Lamar's debut studio LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was the Drake-featured "Poetic Justice" which had a smooth sample from a classic Janet Jackson joint.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains How He "Had To Live Up To" His Jay-Z Feature
    Many saw Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" remix as quite an event, but none as much as the rapper himself. Jay-Z lending a verse to Kendrick not only left the rapper with a sense of accomplishement, but also a pressure to bring his A-game to the track.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: May 12
    Last week we questioned the grip of Will.i.am's influence on the mainstream, with his solo effort, #willpower, moving less than 30k opening week. We could also blame this on the ever-waning sales of albums in general. This week, we get LL Cool J's Authentic album as a new entry in Charts Don't Lie.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Serves As Principal For The Day At Providence High School
    Recently we've seena lot of rappers reaching out to students. Gucci Mane attended Career Day a couple months back, and GZA has been helping out with New York science programs.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Featured In Interview Magazine, Interviewed By Erykah Badu
    Kendrick Lamar is featured in the new issue of Interview Magazine, where he has a photo spread and an interview, conducted by singer Erykah Badu. The personal interview touches on Kendrick's new-found stardom, his style of rap, his top ten favorite rappers, what is in his tour rider and more.
  • Cover of Photos: Hot 97 And Boost Mobile Host Pop-Up Shop In Honor Of 20th Annual Summer Jam
    On Thursday, Hot 97 teamed up with Boost Mobile to throw a mini festival in Harlem to announce the lineup for this years Summer Jam Festival. This marks the 20th year Hot 97 has hosted Summer Jam, starting back in 1993.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Announces "good kid, m.A.A.d city" World Tour
     Does Kendrick Lamar ever stop working? After finishing his current Spring tour, Kendrick Lamar will be hitting the road for the good kid, m.A.A.d city World Tour.
  • Cover of Black Hippy Cover RESPECT Magazine
    As TDE's Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock, continue their music industry takeover, they've landed the cover of hip-hop magazine RESPECT. The issue hits newsstands on April 30th. Check out the cover above. [via]
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"
    Kendrick Lamar is preparing to release a music video for his new single, "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe." On Tuesday, the West Coast rapper went up in the hills to shoot the visual, which saw cameos from Juicy J and Mike Epps.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: April 14
    This week we see a new entry in Chart's Dont Lie, with Tyler, the Creator's WOLF having dropped on April 2nd. The rapper is definitely expanding his fanbase, with this album impressively debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Talk XXL Freshman & Rick Ross Controversy
    Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q recently visited DJ Drama while out in Atlanta, and the two TDE rappers spoke on a bunch of current topics, such as the "Hottest MCs" list, Rick Ross' date rape lyrics, and the XXL Freshmen of 2013.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Miguel Cover VIBE Magazine
    This month's issue of VIBE magazine features two of the biggest stars in hip-hop and r'n'b respectively, Kendrick Lamar and Miguel.Their joint cover was revealed today, check it out above. The two sat down for a Q&A with VIBE which you can read up on here.[via]
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: Mar. 29 - Apr. 4
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of select Tyler, The Creator references). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Chris Brown Gives Details On Kendrick Lamar Collaboration & Rihanna Collaboration
    Chris Brown is back in media-form, full force promoting his new album simply titled X. When he announced the LP, he revealed that there would be a collaboration with West Coast emcee Kendrick Lamar, however details were sparse.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Discusses His Personality, Joining TDE & His Fashion Sense
    ScHoolboy Q may have been the last member to join Black Hippy, but he seems to be the next one coming up on the TDE label. The bucket-hat-wearing rapper has been doing a string of interviews lately, and his most recent one was with The Fader.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, & Azealia Banks Among Hip-Hop Artists In Lollapalooza's 2013 Line-Up [Update: Official Line-Up Revealed]
    This year's Lollapalooza line-up apparently leaked online last night, in the form of a snapshot from a magazine ad. The line-up was supposed to be revealed on April 9th.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 31
    This week we were extremely impressed by the numbers that Justin Timberlake pulled with his new album, The 20/20 Experience. Within the hip-hop/r’n’b-sphere, we haven’t seen a chart topper sell the amount JT sold in a while. The artist pulled in
  • Cover of Dates & Stops For Kendrick Lamar's College Tour
    On the heels of his wildly successful studio album debut, Kendrick Lamar has a lot of hype around him with various artists vying for collaborations, and others wanting him to be part of their stage performances.
  • Cover of Rocko Hints At "U.O.E.N.O." Remix With Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar
    There has been a lot of controversy and following that, publicity, surrounding Rocko's song featuring Future and Rick Ross, "U.O.E.N.O." It was Rozay's lyrics, which were "misunderstood" according to the Bawse, that put the song in the spotlight, and now it looks like it'll be staying there for a while.
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