Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in hip-hop culture, not every rapper partakes in popping mollys or getting fried.
Stream Kendrick Lamar's New Surprise Album "Untitled Unmastered"
Two days ago, TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith revealed he'd be dropping a surprise project from someone in the TDE camp on an unspecified night this week, but no one ever thought it would be from King Kendrick!
Stream Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight"
After tiresome delays, Travis Scott finally made good on his promise to release his sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which gets its title from a Quavo lyric on "Pick Up the Phone." And he did so first by playing the album live on his ".Wav" radio show on Beats 1. Further indication of his recent deal with Apple, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight is now available for purchase on iTunes and to stream exclusively on Apple Music.
Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Declaration
Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, and while many have shared their responses, there are a few rappers we'd still like to hear from-- Nas being one of them. Miss Info was able to get a hold of the rapper, and get his thoughts on Kendrick's verse, his claim of being "King Of New York," and restoring the competitive nature in hip hop.
Eminem Lists Favorite Rappers Of All Time, Breaks Down "Rap God" Writing Process
We didn't hear from Eminem for years, but with MMLPII dropping this week, his recent promo train has been inescapable. The Detroit rapper sat down with Shade 45's Sway for an in-depth interview to talk about the album, his presence in the "Top 5" discussion, as well as sharing his own personal list.
Kendrick Lamar To Release Surprise Album "Untitled Unmastered"
UPDATE: The album, untitled unmastered., has landed on Spotify (see above screenshot), but the stream isn't working...yet. Many are expecting the stream to become available at midnight, as was the case with To Pimp a Butterfly. Judging by the album artwork, it doesn't look like anything will change with regard to all the "untitled" tracks, but keep it locked here for more updates.
Is This The Release Date For Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Project?
Rap fans have been talking about Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole's promised collaborative project for years, and just when it seemed all hope was lost for the album, some major hints have arrived. Yesterday, K.Dot and Cole remixed one another's songs for Black Friday, and right at the end of his track, Cole shared a vague promise: "When you and K. Dot shit dropping? / Bitch never, they can’t handle two black niggas this clever / But this February, bet shit get scary when I fuck around and drop..."
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Watch All The Performances From The 2016 Grammy’s
The 2016 Grammy’s are underway on CBS right now, and as usual, there’s a star-studded list of performers set to take the stage this year. Look for performances from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Alabama Shakes, Miguel, and more. In addition, Lady Gaga is scheduled to pay homage to David Bowie with a tribute, while there will also be a B.B. King tribute done by Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., and Chris Stapleton.
Kendrick Lamar Releases "To Pimp A Butterfly" A Week Early [Update: Stream Available]
Earlier today (March 15), Kendrick Lamar added to his upcoming album's tracklist by revealing all of the guest features on To Pimp a Butterfly, including: Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, and Ronald Isley, among others.
Erykah Badu Encourages Drake To Respond To Kendrick Lamar's Diss
Outside of Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse, we're in the no-names era of rap disses. While rappers sub-tweeting each other in their verses can be interestingly cryptic, it's often led to listeners creating beef that doesn't exist.
Kendrick Lamar Announces Album Title & Release Date [Update: Official Artwork & Title Revealed]
Last weekend, we got the title of Kanye West's new album and now we've gotten similar news for another one of the year's most anticipated projects. Kendrick Lamar's new album just appeared for preorder on iTunes with a title and release date. As of now, the album is being called [Untitled] and will drop March 23rd.
Grammy Awards 2016 List Of Winners
This is a huge night, not only for music as a whole, but for rap, as Kendrick Lamar has become the first hip-hop artist to earn 11 nominations for a single night, besting Eminem's previous record. Unfortunately, the rap awards will not be televised, but luckily, Kendrick is also nominated for Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and more. Others who are up for Grammys include Drake, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, ASAP Rocky, Fetty Wap, J. Cole, and Kanye West.
Kendrick Lamar Reveals Meaning Behind "To Pimp A Butterfly" Album Title
To Pimp a Butterfly is still sitting at #1 on the charts, though two weeks after its release, Kendrick Lamar just shared some revelatory information about his most ambitious project to date. In an interview with MTV, Kendrick explains the original title of the album was Tu Pimp a Caterpillar, the initials of which spell out Tupac, who, of course, made an appearance on the album's final track "Mortal Man".
Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Buys Low-Key California Home For $524,000
Despite being one of the most acclaimed, Kendrick Lamar isn't exactly the flashiest of rappers. The Compton emcee doesn't do a whole lot of flexing, and the new home he's reportedly bought himself reflects that. The modest abode is located about an hour outside of L.A. in Eastvale, California, and appears to be in a fairly suburban area.
Azealia Banks & Lupe Fiasco Go At It On Twitter [Update: Kid Cudi Gets Involved]
This was bound to happen sooner or later. In the age of online beefing, Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco are two of the most prolific personalities in hip-hop. While they may often struggle to get their music out, their opinions seem to face no such problems. Lately, they've been circling each others' orbits, nearly always coming out on the opposite sides of issues, but never colliding head-on until now.
Meek Mill Says Kendrick Lamar Beef Isn't "Negative," Drake Is At The Top
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!"
TDE Trolls Fans With Footage Of "Fight" Between Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q
Today some reports/rumors have been circulating that a fight went down between Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q. The details surrounding the fight are sparse, but when a twitter use asked TDE's CEO about it, he brushed it off as a "family disagreement."
Kendrick Lamar Speaks On J. Cole's "Control" Response
There were certainly a lot of "Control" responses within the weeks of Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse, but not one from the actual rappers mentioned. Better late than never, J. Cole offered a unique response (or moreso a reaction) to the call-out this month, with a guest verse on Justin Timberlake's "TKO (Remix)".
Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album Title [Update: Announcement Reportedly Fake]
Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city made a huge impact on the rap game upon its release, and while the rapper has remained a looming presence since its release ("Control" anyone?), anticipation has remained for the follow-up to his debut. The wait appears to be over, as K.Dot has announced his new album will be available September 2014 according to Rap Radar, and has also given us the title for the project-- United States Of A.L.A.R.M.