Kendrick Lamar Songs

  • PARTYNAUSEOUS
    PARTYNAUSEOUS
    A couple years back, as he was preparing what would be his good kid, M.A.A.D. city album, Kendrick Lamar received a very strong co-sign from Lady Gaga. The singer showed up to the Pitchfork Music Festival to watch his set, before revealing that the two were working on music together. None of it ended up seeing official release, but an alternate version of "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" with Gaga on the hook made its way online shortly Thereafter.
  • Bad Blood (Remix)
    Bad Blood (Remix)
    With Billboard Music Awards under the way right now at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Taylor Swift decided to use the platform as an outlet to release her brand new music video for “Bad Blood” remix featuring Kendrick Lamar. While we await the official video to hit internet, iHeartRadio decides to come through and premiere the official audio for us. With two verses from K. Dot, this “Bad Blood” remix is quickly heading to #1 spot on the charts, and rightfully so. Listen as King Kendrick does what he does best, and that’s spit lyrical knowledge.
  • Ghost Cost (Freestyle)
    Ghost Cost (Freestyle)
    Despite Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly being the biggest critical success in hip hop since... Lamar's last album, we haven't heard too many other rappers attempt to hop on the album's tracks. Lots of this is due to the music being rooted in jazz and funk, and not sounding very "trendy" per se, but leave it to Styles P to venture onto the record's "How Much A Dollar Cost" before anyone else.  Attacking the LoveDragon production with precision, the L.O.X. member shows that he's more than capable of hanging with the off-kilter beat. 
  • Thuggin
    Thuggin
    Glasses Malone hasn't popped up on our radar for a minute, but today he makes a worthy return to the site with Kendrick Lamar in tow. The West Coast rapper drops off a new collaboration, "Thuggin," and despite what you might think based off the title, it's actually a pretty chilled out, musically-inclined record. G Malone goes through the motions of being thugged out on the track, so all my Gs should take notes: thugs do what they wanna do, and they most certainly do not wear Versace ("that's that gay shit," FYI). 
  • All Day (Remix)
    All Day (Remix)
    What seemed to be a demo version of a Kendrick Lamar verse over Kanye West's "All Day" instrumental made the rounds last week, and now the full version has arrived. Kanye West's verse remain intact on this version, with Kendrick's 16 sandwiched between them.
  • It's True (Remix)
    It's True (Remix)
    Though we still haven't heard the hopefully forthcoming "All Day" remix, we're glad K-Dot decided to help out on this all-TDE remix of BJ The Chicago Kid's "It's True". The original, part of BJ's latest mixtape The M.A.F.E. Project, features Schoolboy Q, and BJ decides to go back to TDE for the remix, enlisting King Kendrick and Punch, TDE's president, who, as you can see, does some mean rapping. 
  • Eyes Above
    Eyes Above
    If you had the chance to catch Flying Lotus on his bonkers, afterlife-referencing 2014 "You're Dead!" tour, you' probably got the chance to hear some unreleased Kendrick Lamar vocals. Last night, FlyLo shared the full verse that he'd played throughout his tour, and now we've got it on today's song list for you.
  • 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. 
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