Kendrick Lamar Raps With Compton Citizens In "Witness Greatness" Video
Kendrick Lamar, recent recipient of the key to the city of Compton, is slated perform at this year's Grammys, live from the Staples Center on February 15. Before he takes the stage, he returns to Compton in a Grammy promo video called "Witness Greatness."
Jay Rock & Glasses Malone Team Up For "Project Hero" Vlog
Jay Rock Feat. Glasses Malone
TDE is about to have a monster 2016, with four new projects on the way, but while we wait for all of them, the camp continues to roll out the vlog clips in the meantime.
Kendrick Lamar Shares "Pay It Forward" Vlog
Following last weeks’ premiere of “Untitled II,” Kendrick Lamar decides to come through tonight and share a short film/ vlog with us called “Pay It Forward.”
Kendrick Lamar Stars In Promo Ad For "Black-ish"
Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" was everywhere this past year, and its message is one that the whole family can get behind. And that's just what the TV family in the ABC sitcom "Black-ish" has done, grabbing Kendrick to appear in the series' latest promo ad.
Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song "Untitled II" On The Tonight Show
As expected, Kendrick Lamar stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Thursday night and served as the evenings musical guest.
Kendrick Lamar Performs 3 "TPAB" Songs At Austin City Limits
PBS landed Kendrick Lamar for an episode 41st season of their television program Austin City Limits. Last month, ACL teased the hour-long live concert video with a rather lit rendition "Alright." With the full concert set to air on January 9, they unleash three new videos upon the masses: "i," "Wesley's Theory," & "Hood Politics."
Watch Kendrick Lamar Freestyle Over Kanye West's "So Appalled" In 2009
Considering his current status, it seems crazy Kendrick Lamar dropped his first album less than 5 years ago. Of course, he started rapping long before that, as he released his first mixtape, under the name K-Dot, back in 2003. An interview dating back to late 2009, soon before Kendrick's first official release on Top Dawg, the Kendrick Lamar EP, has surfaced again, and it ends with a 22-year-old Kendrick freestyling over Kanye West's "So Appalled," the star-studded track on 2010's My Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Kendrick Lamar "U / For Sale?" (God Is Gangsta)
Kendrick Lamar is closing out his biggest year yet with two new music videos packed into one, under the guise of "God is Gangsta," a short film. The short film spans just under 10 minutes, and finds two different directors pairing up for either record.
TDE's Annual Concert & Toy Giveaway Recap
Top Dawg Entertainment gave back to the community that raised them this year, with their second annual concert and toy giveaway, just in time for Christmas. The event went down at the Nickerson Gardens Projects in Watts, and today TDE has released a recap video. Not only did TDE give toys, shoes and food to those in need, they put on a great show, with Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SZA and Isaiah Rashad all taking the stage, as well as surprise performances from Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, Glasses Malone and more.
Kendrick Lamar Celebrates 11 Grammy Noms With "Hard Work" Video
A few years ago after losing the Grammy Best Rap Album to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist, Kendrick Lamar scored 11 nominations for the 2016 Grammys. He celebrated by putting together a short vignette called "Hard Work." Directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies, the video follows Kendrick and a young friend, who is amazed by all the people coming up and showing Kendrick love. "You famous, man, the kid says. "Nah, he just recognize hard work," replies Kendrick.
Word On The Street: Michelle Obama's Rap Video
This week, Michelle Obama showed off her most ferocious bars in a rap video called "Go to College" We took to the streets of New York City to show locals the video and gauge their reaction. Some were skeptical, some were digging it. "So far, so spicy," said one Michelle enthusiast.
Pharrell Brings Out Kendrick Lamar At Cali Christmas Concert
L.A.’s Power 106 annual Cali Christmas concert took place at The Forum Friday night in Inglewood, California. Taking the stage was Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Travis Scott, Dej Loaf, Logic, Skeme, and a special guest appearance from Pharrell Williams, who had some tricks up his sleeve for those lucky enough to be in attendance. Adding to the already star-studded lineup, Skateboard P decided to bring out the hometown favorite Kendrick Lamar out during his set, who performed his #TPAB standout cut “Alright.” Watch the footage above.
Word On The Street: Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole
The topic of conversation for this week's Word On The Street episode, centers around two highly-praised MCs, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. With both MCs recently trading remixes, each killing the other's song, the two artists have been on our mind. More to the point, their mythologized joint album has been on our mind.
Kendrick Lamar Performs "Alright" On Austin City Limits
Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" has been a force for good in the world, more than any other hip hop song in 2015 by a wide margin. The song's anthemic chorus really lends itself to live performance, and being chanted by large crowds.
Kendrick Lamar Delivers Speech During NYC Show, Thanks Fans
Kendrick Lamar's intimate concert series, Kunta Groove Sessions, came to NYC the other week. The show brings Kendrick's dense To Pimp A Butterfly album to life, but in addition to simply performing it on stage, the NYC audience were treated to a speech that gave fans some insight on the album, the creation of it, and Kendrick's current mindstate. Footage of the speech has just begun circulating online.
Jay Rock Talks Getting Pranked By Kendrick, "90059," & What's Next For TDE
Currently in the midst of the Kunta Groove Sessions tour with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock took the time to sit down with HNHH correspondent Baker in DC to discuss TDE moves and 90059, which has indisputably been one of the best rap albums to come out in 2015.
Kendrick Lamar Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat "These Walls" Video
Kendrick Lamar Feat. Bilal & Thundercat
Kendrick Lamar has kicked off his intimate concert series, "King Kunta Groove Sessions," and after hitting Atlanta last night, he comes through with an official music video for "These Walls."
Kendrick Lamar Performs "These Walls" With The National Symphony Orchestra
Last night, Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra joined forces to perform the choicest cuts from To Pimp A Butterfly at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, a sequel to Nas' 2013 performance of Illmatic with the NSO Pops. As symphonies struggle to find an audience with today's young people, these sorts of shows are probably the wisest move they could make.
The Game On Why L.A. Has Outlasted NYC Since The Birth Of Gangsta Rap
The Game dropped his long-awaited sixth studio album, The Documentary 2, today, and in conjunction with the release, we present the second part of our "Documentary 2" interview series, in which Game situates the album within the canon of L.A. gangsta rap.
Ty Dolla $ign Interview With Angie Martinez
Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign visited Power 105.1 to have a conversation with Angie Martinez about his forthcoming album, Free TC, due out on November 13th. The highly anticipated debut album was named after Ty's younger brother, TC, who the singer says has been locked up for eight years on a murder he didn't actually commit. Ty says they gave him life in prison, but he's hoping to change that.