Kendrick Lamar News

  • Eminem Says Kendrick Lamar Is Doing "Incredible" Things
    Eminem Says Kendrick Lamar Is Doing "Incredible" Things
    Nov 1, 2013 at 05:21pm
    Eminem is getting ready to drop his much-anticipated sequel to the Marshall Mathers LP next week, but we still haven't heard very much about the process behind the album. In a new interview with Billboard, Eminem opens up about his approach to recreating the vibe and feel of the 2000 project, his struggle with addiction, and his confidence in what Kendrick Lamar is doing right now.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead AMA Nominations [Update: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis To Perform]
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead AMA Nominations [Update: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis To Perform]
    Nov 1, 2013 at 12:11pm
    With Macklemore and Ryan Lewis being just about everywhere this year, and hitting platinum for "Thrift Shop" time and time again, it may come as no surprise that they're leading the AMA nominations. Today the annual AMA awards announced the nominees for each category. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis received six nods total, including ones for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
  • Hopsin Explains Dissing Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar
    Hopsin Explains Dissing Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar
    Oct 29, 2013 at 07:26pm
    Hopsin raised some eyebrows when he went at both Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, seemingly out of nowhere, on his recent track, "Hop Is Back". Up until this point, the Funk Volume rapper had not spoken on the comments from the track. Hop spoke to HipHopDX on his true feelings towards the two rappers.
  • Kanye West Speaks On Confederate Flag Merch, Praises Kendrick Lamar & Tyler, The Creator
    Kanye West Speaks On Confederate Flag Merch, Praises Kendrick Lamar & Tyler, The Creator
    Oct 28, 2013 at 07:17pm
    Kanye West is not capable of a dull interview. The Chicago rapper, who is in the midst of his Yeezus tour provided plenty of quotables in his sit downs with both Power 106 and 87.1 AMP this morning, covering topics such as the afterlife, the confederate flag, "mental slavery," and his appreciation for Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator. Read some excerpts from the interviews below. On Kendrick Lamar's talent: 
  • Meek Mill Says Kendrick Lamar Beef Isn't "Negative," Drake Is At The Top
    Meek Mill Says Kendrick Lamar Beef Isn't "Negative," Drake Is At The Top
    Oct 26, 2013 at 04:19pm
    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!"
  • Kendrick Lamar Talks Fame, Moving Out Of Compton, TDE & More
    Kendrick Lamar Talks Fame, Moving Out Of Compton, TDE & More
    Oct 23, 2013 at 03:48pm
    Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul all appear on the upcoming October/November issue of XXL magazine.
  • Photos: Kendrick Lamar's Terry Richardson Shoot
    Photos: Kendrick Lamar's Terry Richardson Shoot
    Oct 23, 2013 at 01:42pm
    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. The issue is on stands now. Check out the results of the photo session in the gallery above.
  • Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj & More Nominated For YouTube Music Awards
    Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj & More Nominated For YouTube Music Awards
    Oct 22, 2013 at 11:04am
    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.
  • A Recap Of Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar's Elaborate "Yeezus" Tour Kickoff In Seattle
    A Recap Of Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar's Elaborate "Yeezus" Tour Kickoff In Seattle
    Oct 20, 2013 at 01:10pm
    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. Yeezy's 2-hour, 27-song set included a series of mask and wardrobe changes (including the Red Octobers), ballerinas, snow, a white mountaintop and an appearance from Jesus himself (Kanye allegedly uttered "White Jesus, is that you?" when the actor appeared). 
  • TDE Set To Drop New Music This Week
    TDE Set To Drop New Music This Week
    Oct 20, 2013 at 10:56am
    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. We'll apparently be hearing new music from Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, and it looks like a new music visual from ScHoolboy Q will be released as well. Last we heard was a remix of new signee Isaiah Rashad's "Shot You Down" single featuring Q and Rock.  That's all we have for now. Read Top Dawg's tweet below, and stay tuned for the new material. We've definitely looking forward to it. 
  • Ab-Soul Criticizes XXL's Magazine Cover For Headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"
    Ab-Soul Criticizes XXL's Magazine Cover For Headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"
    Oct 18, 2013 at 01:31pm
    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.
  • ScHoolboy Q Discusses Kendrick Lamar's Verse & His Own In BET Cypher
    ScHoolboy Q Discusses Kendrick Lamar's Verse & His Own In BET Cypher
    Oct 17, 2013 at 12:48pm
    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.
  • Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul Cover XXL
    Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul Cover XXL
    Oct 16, 2013 at 12:41pm
    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". Take a look at the cover photo in the gallery above, and check out the cypher below.
  • 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Complete List Of Winners
    2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Complete List Of Winners
    Oct 16, 2013 at 09:42am
    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.
  • Kanye West Announces "Yeezus" Tour With Kendrick Lamar [Update: A Tribe Called Quest Added To New York Shows]
    Kanye West Announces "Yeezus" Tour With Kendrick Lamar [Update: A Tribe Called Quest Added To New York Shows]
    Oct 15, 2013 at 04:33pm
    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] Due to the high demand of tickets for Kanye West's impending "Yeezus" tour with Kendrick Lamar, two more dates have been added for New York.
  • Jhene Aiko Reveals "Sail Out" EP Cover & Tracklist
    Jhene Aiko Reveals "Sail Out" EP Cover & Tracklist
    Oct 15, 2013 at 01:43pm
    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. Her debut album, Souled Out, will follow later in 2014. Take a look at the artwork in the gallery above, and view the tracklist below.
  • Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Interviews, Talks Influence Of Dr. Dre & Tupac
    Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Interviews, Talks Influence Of Dr. Dre & Tupac
    Oct 13, 2013 at 07:23pm
    Kendrick Lamar sat down for a series of one minute interviews with the Grammys speaking on various subjects.   The Compton rapper talks about the meaning of his debut rap opus good kid, m.A.A.d city, maintaining focus, dealing with tragedy and converting it to art, and the influence that seeing Dr. Dre and Tupac as a kid had on him.   You can watch the 10 one minute clips below.    
  • ScHoolboy Q On Kendrick Lamar's BET Cypher Verse: "I Didn't Know He Went At Drake"
    ScHoolboy Q On Kendrick Lamar's BET Cypher Verse: "I Didn't Know He Went At Drake"
    Oct 13, 2013 at 04:02pm
    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.
  • Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Oct 12, 2013 at 04:41pm
    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. WiLL spoke of wanting to release the full-length version of "Beach Is Better" (which appeared on MCHG as an interlude) on his own album. "I need to sit down with Hov," he said to MTV.
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Pushing Boundaries & His Current Inspiration
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Pushing Boundaries & His Current Inspiration
    Oct 11, 2013 at 02:50pm
    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. Dot will receive a nod from the Grammy committee. The Grammys are already showing love to Kendrick by having him visit their studio in L.A.
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