Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • 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.
  • 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]
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