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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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)".
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 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.
Is Kendrick Lamar Going At Drake On His Verses From Dr. Dre's "Compton"?
Kendrick Lamar and Drake's alleged "beef" has been so entirely subliminal that there's a chance fans just concocted the whole thing themselves. Then again, once in a while a line goes by that seems a little too loaded to be coincidence, for instance, when Kendrick spits "Motherfucker, know I started from the bottom," to open his "Deep Water" verse on Dr. Dre's Compton.
Jay Rock Responds To Wale's Kendrick Lamar Call-Out
Wale was up to his usual ways this morning, responding to his lack of Grammy nominations on Twitter. While he had a lot to say about being unappreciated, it was actually a comment about Kendrick Lamar that got the most attention.
Eminem On Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse: "If You Get Mad... You Might Look Foolish"
Eminem has already given Kendrick Lamar, who appears on his new track "Love Game," quite a bit of praise.
Kendrick Lamar Finally Speaks On His "Control" Verse
We've heard plenty of responses and reactions to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, but up to this point, nothing from the man himself. In a new teaser interview with Power106, the rapper has finally broken his silence on the controversy around his verse. K.Dot revealed that he was surprised about the crazy reaction his bars were greeted with. "Honestly I didn't know there would be so much speculation behind it, I just wanted to rap," he said.
Kanye West Shares "SWISH" Tracklist, Calls It "The Best Album Of All Time"
Not a peep was to be heard out of the West/Kardashian/Jenner camp this past Friday, as he (once more) failed on his promise to keep up with the weekly GOOD Friday releases. Last Monday morning, however, Kanye dropped the full version of "No Parties in LA," featuring Kendrick Lamar. Tonight (Jan.
This Is Reportedly Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Tracklist
Kendrick Lamar has slowly been rolling out the details of his upcoming studio album, How To Pimp A Butterfly, and according to DJ Booth, they've now acquired the full tracklist from Universal Music Group.