Kendrick Lamar News

Samples Of The Week: March 19 (Kendrick Lamar Edition)
Samples Of The Week: March 19 (Kendrick Lamar Edition) Mar 19, 2015 at 02:14pm
Whatever the conversation is in hip-hop this week, it'll be dominated by Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. Even though it has almost as much live instrumentation as a Roots album, the epic project also manages to incorporate a ton of samples that pull from past eras of music. 
First Week Sales Projections For Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
First Week Sales Projections For Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Mar 18, 2015 at 05:24pm
After setting a Spotify streaming record, with almost 10 million streams on its first day, the next question on everyone's mind: What kind of numbers will To Pimp a Butterfly move in its first week? Remember that TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith predicted a whopping one million.
6 Lines From Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" We're Still Chewing On
6 Lines From Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" We're Still Chewing On Mar 18, 2015 at 03:32pm
Kendrick Lamar's latest and arguably most impressive effort "To Pimp a Butterfly" is laden with dazzling bars, equipped with illuminating lyrics, all of which marinate in the back of your head like a mind-fuck film might. Released early, right around the two-decade anniversary of 2Pac's "Me Against the World" record, Lamar (dare I say it?) picks up where Pac left off, leaving a trail of cryptic brain candy behind in almost every track.
Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Sets Spotify Record
Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Sets Spotify Record Mar 17, 2015 at 09:00pm
Well that didn’t take long. According to reports (& Top Dawg), Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album, To Pimp A Butterfly, has already set the record for most album streams in a day. In total, the album was streamed 9.6 million times on Spotify on Monday, which broke the previously record set by Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late project last month.
Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You?
Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You? Mar 17, 2015 at 05:05pm
Yesterday we tried out our first-ever quiz on the site, a la Buzzfeed, to find out how well you consumed Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly upon first listen.
A Track-By-Track Guide To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
A Track-By-Track Guide To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Mar 16, 2015 at 07:17pm
Last night, Kendrick Lamar, or someone at Interscope, perhaps, released To Pimp a Butterfly a week ahead of its initial March 23 release date. Already the most anticipated album of the year, Kendrick's follow-up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is unlike anything he's ever done, though it could've only come from the man himself. 
Quiz: How Well Did You Listen To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"?
Quiz: How Well Did You Listen To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"? Mar 16, 2015 at 04:45pm
It's safe to say that most of us have been listening to Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, since the early hours of the morning, when it suddenly dropped online. Whether it happened inadvertently or was concocted as part of some weird marketing scheme, it's out now, and listeners are rejoicing (for the most part).
Listen To The Tupac Interview Sampled On Kendrick Lamar's "Mortal Man"
Listen To The Tupac Interview Sampled On Kendrick Lamar's "Mortal Man" Mar 16, 2015 at 01:30pm
One of the most interesting moments on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly comes in the lengthy closer, "Mortal Man," when he simulates a conversation with Tupac by sampling a rare interview with the West Coast legend. As the album opener, "Wesley's Theory," includes a sound bite from Dr. Dre, the album is bookended by quotes from two of Cali's greatest. 
TDE Boss Blames The Early "To Pimp A Butterfly" Release On Interscope
TDE Boss Blames The Early "To Pimp A Butterfly" Release On Interscope Mar 16, 2015 at 01:37am
Earlier tonight, Kendrick Lamar shocked the hip-hop world by releasing "To Pimp a Butterfly" a week ahead of the album's initial March 23 release date. We thought the early release was Kendrick's effort to beat the leakers, but according to TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, the TDE camp was not on board. 
TDE Boss Thinks Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Will Sell One Million In A Week
TDE Boss Thinks Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Will Sell One Million In A Week Mar 14, 2015 at 10:08pm
We just got the tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album, To Pimp a Butterfly, which will be released on March 23. With the singles "i" and "The Blacker the Berry" already out, expectations will be sky-high for Kendrick's third album, and none higher than those of TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. Today (March 14), Tiffith tweeted at his followers to tell him what his goal for TPAB should be. He then tweeted, "we have 2 put that goal out 2 the universe.. what u think is wit u get.... I'm thinking 1 week 1 mill". 
Kendrick Lamar Gave Michael Jackson's Son A Preview Of His New Album
Kendrick Lamar Gave Michael Jackson's Son A Preview Of His New Album Feb 26, 2015 at 12:58pm
Kendrick Lamar has been kind of stingy with sharing new music this year, leaking tracks off his untitled album sparingly. The two official singles he has shared, "i" and "The Blacker the Berry," are enough to get most of us hype for what's to come, and fiend for more (so the plan is working).
Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival 2015
Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival 2015 Feb 18, 2015 at 04:01pm
It's no accident that most festival lineups are announced in the dead of winter. The thought of seeing your favorite artists performing on a beautiful summer day seems so unattainable during the miserably cold season that buying tickets to an event 6 months away seems like your only escape. 
Assassin Details His Contribution To Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry"
Assassin Details His Contribution To Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry" Feb 17, 2015 at 09:59am
Kendrick Lamar's new song "The Blacker The Berry" once again put the internet topsy-turvy, with the rapper dropping it the day after The Grammys and managing to take the spotlight away from the awards show, instead placing it on his powerful record. The cut featured a dancehall artist from Kingston, Jamaica, Assassin.
Top Tracks Of The Week: February 3 - February 9
Top Tracks Of The Week: February 3 - February 9 Feb 10, 2015 at 07:20pm
After a few paltry weeks, we finally have a chart we can be proud of. Good on you, HNHH fam. Our Top 100 chart contained a number of notable tracks this week. These are songs that generated a lot of interest, whether it be through comments or views, and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration.