Kendrick Lamar Songs

  • The Heart Pt.2
    The Heart Pt.2
    Kendrick Lamar is constantly praised for his lyrical ability, his narrative, and his concepts, but his vocal approach isn't talked about nearly enough. Listening to To Pimp A Butterfly, Lamar manipulates his delivery constantly, from ferocious nearly-yelled raps, to bizzaro alien flows, to exasperated whines. The last of those styles was mastered on "The Heart Pt. 2," which found the rapper experimenting with breath in a way we hadn't really heard before, leaving all of his gasps in place as he rids the rhymes from his body like demons that he could no longer contain.
  • Biggie Freestyle
    Biggie Freestyle
    The spirit of Biggie Smalls looms heavily over rap at all times, but its felt a little more on the anniversary of his death, which happens to be today. Kendrick Lamar is one of many rappers who has cited Big as a direct influence, and in tribute, he freestyled over a couple of classic records from Brooklyn's finest today during his appearance on Big Boy's Real 92.3FM morning show.
  • The Blacker The Berry
    The Blacker The Berry
    While everyone else is still obsessing over last night's Grammy Awards, Kendrick Lamar decides it's the perfect time to drop a new record off his highly anticipated untitled album. "The Blacker The Berry" has K. Dot delivering aggressive and hungry bars over dark production from OVO's go-to Boi-1da (additional production comes from Terrace Martin).
  • Never Catch Me (Alternate Version)
    Never Catch Me (Alternate Version)
    Flying Lotus' "You're Dead" did a good job of representing the many sides of the celebrated producer, digging deeper into the jazz, psychedelic, and rap influences he'd explored on previous releases. While he released an entire project under his Captain Murphy pseudonym (his hip-hop alter-ego), a rap verse had never actually appeared on a proper FlyLo album until his latest.
  • Heaven Help Dem
    Heaven Help Dem
    Montreal rapper Jonathan Emile is making his HNHH debut today and he’s doing so in grand fashion. Calling on TDE’s very own Kendrick Lamar, Jonathan comes through today and releases his newest single “Heaven Help Dem”. Paying homage to the late Mike Brown & Eric Garner, Jonathan delivers a powerful new message that’s highlighted by an unreleased K. Dot verse, which unfortunately was recorded back in 2012. There’s no word as for where this will end up, but hearing some never-before-heard K Dot’s rhymes is always welcomed over here.
  • World So Crazy (Freestyle)
    World So Crazy (Freestyle)
    Not too many rappers have opted to hop on Kendrick Lamar's Isley Brothers-fueled "i" beat, but leave it to someone who's probably old enough to remember the original to step up to the task. Krayzie Bone, who recently showed up on a super dope track with Flying Lotus called "Medication Meditation," has freestyled over the Rahki production and titled it "World So Crazy." 
  • 25
    25
    TDE President Punch continues to drop music that does his acclaimed-label justice. "25," his latest solo record, finds him addressing big issues within his community and out. It's a timely release that warrants more than one listen. Whether or not the song is going to land on any sort of larger project is still a mystery, but, if Punch's history of reader-approved releases is any indication, maybe it's time he starts pushing a full-length. 
  • Pay For It
    Pay For It
    What a day for big records. Right after Nicki Minaj, Future, and Weezy all blessed us with new content, we get another HUGE record that’s surfaced online tonight from Jay Rock called “Pay For It” featuring his TDE frontman Kendrick Lamar & singer Chantal. As expected, Kendrick doesn’t miss a beat and steals the show with his aggressive verse and rapid-fire rhymes, while Jay Rock holds his own and paints the picture of real-life stories he’s dealt with in the streets. The moving new record will live on Jay Rock’s upcoming album which is on the way.
  • Lunch Table (L.A. Leakers Freestyle)
    Lunch Table (L.A. Leakers Freestyle)
    Kendrick Lamar continues his invasion on Power 106. After stopping Big Boy’s Neighborhood for a lengthy freestyle, K. Dot decided to bless Justin Credible & J Cruz with a quick freestyle over some simple "lunch table" pounding, courtesy of Mars.
  • i
    i
    As promised, Kendrick Lamar comes through this morning with his new single "i." Starting out with a skit heralding Kendrick as a rapper-slash-writer, the record soon turns into an upbeat, somewhat jazzy affair, with definite radio potential. K. Dot, ever the chameleon, manipulates his voice for the single as he sing-raps on the hook "I love myself"-- which was rumored to be the song title at first.
  • Autumn Leaves
    Autumn Leaves
    After a few setbacks, Chris Brown's upcoming album, X, is finally ready to see the light of day come next week. Thanks to the leaky internet today, fans can now get an early listen to the highly anticipated Kendrick Lamar-featured record "Autumn Leaves".
  • Never Catch Me (CDQ)
    Never Catch Me (CDQ)
    Earlier this week we got a radio rip of Flying Lotus' new collaboration with Kendrick Lamar "Never Catch Me", which didn't come as too much of a surprise as the producer had previously said that "Kendrick Lamar took all my beats." This particular beat is all over the place (that can be a good or bad thing, depending on your perspective), with a frenzy of piano keys and other instrumentation.
  • Holy Ghost (Remix)
    Holy Ghost (Remix)
    Two new tracks from Kendrick Lamar in one day?! After Flying Lotus unleashed his collabo with the TDE rapper this morning, K. Dot has just hopped on Jeezy's "Holy Ghost," giving us the hip-hop equivalent of lightning striking twice. 
  • Never Catch Me
    Never Catch Me
    Super producer Flying Lotus is getting ready to release his new album, You’re Dead, on October 7th, but before he does, he’s got some promoting to do first. Tonight, he’s given the LA Leakers the green light to premiere his new single “Never Catch Me”, featuring fellow Cali native Kendrick Lamar.
  • Do Yo Gudda (Remix)
    Do Yo Gudda (Remix)
    Compton rapper Hitta J3 dropped a mixtape called The Wake Up Call in October 2013, which contained "Do Yo Gudda" (not to be confused with his "Gudda" remix featuring Joe Moses). Today the upcoming rapper returns to "Do Yo Gudda" enlisting fellow West Coast natives Problem, Kendrick Lamar and YG to hop on the record.
  • That's Me Right There
    That's Me Right There
    20-year-old R&B pop singer Jasmine V manages to get a verse from fellow West Coast native Kendrick Lamar for her new single “That’s Me Right There”. Premiered on L.A. Power’s 106 Monday night, the track features Jasmine V providing some smooth vocals and a catchy hook, while K. Dot comes in and steals the show with a vicious verse, as expected. This has some serious potential on the charts.  Look for this to land on Jasmine's upcoming EP later this Summer.  What ya think of Kendrick’s verse?
  • Do It Again
    Do It Again
    Terrace Martin is a talented musician, producer, and songwriter who often works with rappers. This year he dropped 3ChordFold Pulse, a follow up to his debut studio album 3ChordFold. There was a time in 2011 when he was still on his underground mixtape grind, and he dropped off tapes Locke High and Locke High 2.
  • Buy The World
    Buy The World
    Before the weekend started we received a snippet of Mike WiLL Made It's new single "Buy The World" with a line-up consisting of Weezy F, Future and Kendrick Lamar. The full version has arrived a day, and it does not disappoint despite being the clean version (for now). Mike WiLL changes up production style for this one, going a more experimental different direction than the trap-pop "23" with Miley Cyrus, Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa. 
  • Buy The World
    Buy The World
    Mike WiLL Made It released a slew of huge singles last year, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", Future's "Sh!t", and his own "23". Still, it seemed that the producer had something big in the works that he was preparing to unleash on the world.
  • Stay Ready (J Henny Rap Verse)
    Stay Ready (J Henny Rap Verse)
    While we're still waiting on any information on Jhene Aiko's Souled Out, the singer decides to showcase her rap skills on a new version of "Stay Ready."  Jhene posted the "J Henny Rap Verse" version of "Stay Ready" on her Soundcloud page, using the verse written by Kendrick Lamar. We've heard Jhene rap a little in the past, hopefully she'll try it out more on Souled Out.
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