Kendrick Lamar Talks About His New Album With Big Boy
Kendrick Lamar wowed us yesterday when he freestyled over The Notorious B.I.G.'s "The What" on Big Boy's show, and now the full interview from that session has made its way online. Unfortunately there are no major reveals in the sit-down, with K.Dot sticking with his mysterious rollout for the new album, refusing to share any details on what the title of the LP may be.However, there are plenty of hilarious moments, as Lamar reveals that his time spent travelling the world on tour has seen him confused for both Martin Lawrence and Bow Wow. Watch the full interview above.
Kendrick Lamar Freestyles To Notorious B.I.G. Classics
Earlier today, Kendrick Lamar paid a visit to Big Boy's Real 92.3FM new morning show, where he treated the listeners to a freestyle over some classic Notorious B.I.G. instrumentals. While we were only left with the audio before, fans can now actually watch K. Dot spit his freestyle courtesy of Big Boy TV.
Chris Brown Feat. Kendrick Lamar "Autumn Leaves" Video
Chris Brown Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Chris Brown just dropped off the official video for his X collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, "Autumn Leaves," and before we go any further, we're just gonna say this now: Kendrick's not in the video.
BTS Of Kendrick Lamar's Cover Shoot With XXL
XXL may have already rolled out the cover shot as well as the cover story, which Kendrick Lamar wrote himself in the first person, but they're not done just yet, providing us with a BTS video from the shoot today. The shoot was a pretty simple concept, with Kendrick rocking a white tee and dress pants in front of a white backdrop with colorful lights cast on him. In the BTS footage, we get to hear from Kendrick on the importance of XXL, not only for him but for the culture as a whole. Watch it above.
Kendrick Lamar Talks About TDE President, Punch, Releasing Music
Kendrick Lamar recently sat down with MTV News and talked about his TDE President, Punch, putting out music of his own lately. Praising his skills, K Dot told MTV that he was ecstatic that his TDE President is unleashing his inner musician for the fans. K. Dot even says Punch has been nice with the rhymes for the past ten years. He’s quoted stating,
Rae Sremmurd Talk "SremmLife" Co-Signs, "Unlock The Swag" & Crazy Female Fans
Rae Sremmurd are a few days removed from the release of their debut album SremmLife, and they've already been projected to land a top 10 Billboard 200 debut, not to mention, they've received co-signs from just about every notable person in the game.
Kendrick Lamar's "In My Own Words" For XXL
The other day we found out that Kendrick Lamar was covering the latest issue of XXL magazine, and was doing something a little unusual for an artist by writing a small piece of the cover story himself. Dubbed “In My Own Words”, Kendrick reveals what it’s like to have the responsibility to touch thousands of people through his words and be inspired by people who currently still live in the struggle.
Kendrick Lamar Debuts New Song On "The Colbert Report"
Kendrick Lamar had the honor of being the final musical guest on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night where he took to the stage to perform a never before heard record for the audience. With Terrace Martin & Thundercat backing up K.Dot on the sax and bass, Lamar rocked his braids and performed a brand new Astronote-produced record that will presumably live on his sophomore album.
Kendrick Lamar Speaks On "i" In Wake of Mike Brown & Eric Garner Situations
Kendrick Lamar recently caught up with MTV News and talked about the importance of his new single “i”, especially in the wake of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner decisions. With his new partner (Reebok) in the background, K. Dot tells Nadeska Alexis that he's definitely frustrated.
Reebok Presents: Kendrick Lamar's "I Am" Campaign
Kendrick Lamar recently linked up with Reebok and director Anthony Mandler to shoot a new campaign/commercial called “I Am”. Serving as an ode to K Dot’s hometown of Compton, California, the video celebrates the limitless potential of the youth and is narrated by Kendrick himself through a powerful verse & message. With his new braided-look intact, K Dot delivers a real message for the youth, as well as confirm that he does indeed have a new sneaker endorsement with Reebok Classics.
YG Talks "Blame It On The Streets," Kendrick Lamar
YG recently debuted his "Blame It On The Streets" short film in L.A., and as he continues to promote the film and soundtrack, which are both due out on December 15th, he sat down with Rap-Up for an interview.
Kendrick Lamar & Nigel Sylvester "Back & Forth" For Noisey
When both Kendrick Lamar and Nigel Sylvester (who is a professional BMX rider) where in Puerto Rico, they got to hang and chop it up as part of Noisey's "Back & Forth" conversational video series, where they pair celebrities together and film their convo. Nigel Sylvester details to K. Dot how he became a pro bike rider, and how it relates to chasing a music career. Kendrick talks about setbacks he's faced, and each express awe that they actually get to do what they love every day, as a job. Watch the full conversation unfold above.
RZA Discusses Kendrick Lamar’s "Saturday Night Live" Performance
Last weekend, Kendrick Lamar took the stage on Saturday Night Live and performed his self-empowering single “i”. Rocking black contacts and a half head of braids, many fans thought K Dot was paying homage to Wu Tang Clan’s Methd Man, but it appears fellow label mate, RZA, thought otherwise. Talking with MTV recently, RZA explains that he thought Kendrick channeled his inner ODB during his “i” performance instead. He tells MTV,
Kendrick Lamar Talks "i," Pharrell & Possible Collabo With Lil Wayne
Kendrick Lamar's interview spree isn't over just yet. Back in the West Coast after doing a run of interview in the East Coast, the rapper sat down with Power 106 to discuss "i" once more (if you haven't heard enough on that subject yet), as well as the power his lyrics hold, and doing something different (with the single "i"). He discusses getting Pharrell's co-sign for the record, and being unsure of the public's reception to it.
Kendrick Lamar Performs "Pay For It" With Jay Rock On Saturday Night Live
Kendrick Lamar could've easily made his SNL performance all about him (and had every right to), but while it seemed natural that the Compton rapper would perform a new solo cut following his energetic "i" performance, he decided to put on for his team instead.
Kendrick Lamar Performs "I" On Saturday Night Live
Kendrick Lamar was the musical guest on tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live, and he made sure to make his performance a memorable one. Performing his new single "I" for the first time on live television, K.Dot was joined by a live band, who brought a groovy and energetic interpretation of the song's iconic sample. Kendrick meanwhile brought an energy all his own, recreating some of the dance moves from "I"'s video, as well as bringing a particularly inspired vocal approach to the performance.
Flying Lotus Debuts Unreleased Kendrick Lamar Verse Live
Before his new album You're Dead! dropped, Flying Lotus revealed that he had a ton of collaborations in the bank with Kendrick Lamar. He said at the time, "He took, like, 12, 13 of my tracks, man. I think he recorded all of them, too. I just don't know if they're ever gonna see the light of day."
Kendrick Lamar "SNL Promos" Video
On Saturday, Kendrick Lamar will return to "Saturday Night Live" to give his second performance on the program. The episode will be hosted by Woody Harrelson, and today a few brief promos have dropped. Watch them above.
Kendrick Lamar Interview With DJ Whoo Kid
Kendrick Lamar's currently on a press run for his upcoming album, dragging along a bunch of breathless reviews and speculation about the release date, and today, that run brought him to DJ Whoo Kid's radio show. Watch the new interview above.
Kendrick Lamar Talks New Album With Devi Dev
Kendrick Lamar continues his spurt of interview by talking to Devi Dev over at 93.7FM in Houston. This covers familiar territory, as K. Dot has already spoken at length about his new single "i" and the reasoning behind it. Devi Dev and Kendrick talk about this once more, relating it to young black men in the hood and post-traumatic stress disorder/depression.