Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of "Control": Just What Hip Hop Needed? Weigh In On Kendrick Lamar's Verse
    If we've learned anything from Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's song "Control", it's that there seems to be something lacking in today's Hip Hop genre.  This is evidenced by the reaction of fans, the industry, social media and artists themselves.
  • Cover of Big Sean Speaks On "Control" & Kendrick Lamar's Verse
    Yesterday there was a lot of discussion and excitement surrounding Big Sean's leak "Control (HOF)" mainly due Kendrick Lamar's name-dropping verse, not to say Jay Electronica doesn't also deserve props.
  • Cover of Rappers React To Kendrick Lamar's Verse On "Control (HOF)"
    By now you've probably all listened to the dope new leak from Big Sean, "Control (HOF)" which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. While all three rappers are undoubtedly talented, K. Dot definitely took all the shine with this one and ran with it.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Thinks Macklemore Should Win VMA For Best Hip-Hop Video Over Kendrick Lamar
    Although it seems like the Black Hippy rappers are loyal to each other, ScHoolboy Q still has to give props where props are due.
  • Cover of Robin Thicke Talks "Getting All The Credit" For Pharrell's "Greatness," Working With Kendrick Lamar
    Robin Thicke has been making music for over 20 years, but "Blurred Lines" is his first certified smash-- and he couldn't be happier about it.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Talks Fame, Jay-Z & "K.Dot" With Bullet Magazine
     In the latest "Wild Issue" of Bullet Magazine, Kendrick Lamar chopped it up with Ben Barna about his new found fame, the success of Jay-Z, and the origins of his nickname "K. Dot". 
  • Cover of Wale Talks Jay-Z, Nas & Kanye Comparisons With Himself, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, Speaks On Lil Snupe
    Wale was praised by Jay-Z yesterday during his Breakfast Club Interview, when Hov named Wale as a rapper who would still be around in ten years from now. Wale seems to be of a similar opinion as Jay, whose label Roc Nation manages Wale.
  • Cover of TDE & Interscope Present Kendrick Lamar With Platinum Plaque For "good kid, m.A.A.d City"
    The annual BET Experience Music Festival took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, and included performances from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Miguel and more. After the show, Interscope Records and Top Dawg Entertainment hosted an after party, during which K.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Presents Kendrick Lamar With ASCAP's Vanguard Award
    Dr. Dre presented Kendrick Lamar with the Vanguard Award at this year's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, which took place last Thursday evening. The Compton emcee earned the distinction for his impact on "musical genres that help shape the future of American music."
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Shares His Thoughts On Kanye West's "Yeezus"
    We've all had time at this point to digest Kanye West's new expiremental album, Yeezus. Even Kendrick Lamar. In a new interview with MTV News, K. Dot speaks on 'Ye's lastest effort and venture slightly outside of hip-hop. Kendrick shares his thoughts on the LP, and praises Kanye.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Discusses His First Official Encounter With Eminem
    In a new interview with MTV, Kendrick Lamar spoke on meeting Eminem in-studio in Detroit. Unfortunately, he claims no music was recorded. 
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: June 23
    We're still waiting on the exact numbers for what may be the biggest week in hip-hop since 2006 (Kanye West's Yeezus, J.
  • Cover of Honey, I Shrunk The Rappers: Shortest Rappers In The Game
    "Tall men come down to my height when I hit 'em in the body." -Jack Dempsey The rap game may be dominated by rappers of average height, but some of its biggest stars fall well below that margin.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: June 16
    This week all eyes are Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller. But mainly Kanye West. The three rappers are releasing their respective projects two days from now (Tuesday, June 18th) and we will be watching the sales and the charts to see where each artist lands.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: May 31 - June 6
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics 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. 
  • Cover of Summer Jam Recap: Performances From Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More
    HotNewHipHop.Com was on site the day of Hot 97's Summer Jam concert, which took place this past Sunday on June 2nd. We brought the whole team down to cover the event, including the Festival Village stage, of which we were a sponsor!
  • Cover of Papoose Accused Of "Rushing" Summer Jam XX Stage, But Had TDE's Support
    Many in attendance at Summer Jam XX yesterday were surprised to see NYC emcee Papoose perform a brief two-track set after Kendrick Lamar's exit.
  • 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.
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