Rakim Shares His Thoughts On J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar
In rare form, hip-hop icon, Rakim, decided to sit down with Montreality and talk about his upcoming album, among many other things. Running 9-minutes in length, the Long Island icon opened up on his surprisingly love for the newer crop of young rappers and who he likes to listen to in his spare time. Talking about artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, Rakim had the following to say about K. Dot:
Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" BTS Video
Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" video is unquestionably one of the best of the year thus far, showing Kendrick in his natural environment while rapping one of the most powerful songs on To Pimp A Butterfly. Today, TDE gives us a chance to go behind the scenes of the Compton shoot.
On The Come Up: Jay 305
The West Coast has always been a hotbed for rap, but over the last couple of years, we've seen quite a few big names come out of the region. Quite a few of those artists have been linked in some way to DJ Mustard, and his punchy brand of Cali-meets-Bay Area bounce. Jay 305 has been operating within that scene for some time, but a trip to jail meant he missed out on some of the first breaks for the sound.
Kendrick Lamar's "Be Ventilated" Reebok Commercial
Kendrick Lamar is a very serious dude, even when he's starring in a shoe commercial. The To Pimp A Butterfly rapper narrates the new ad for his sponsors, telling us “to do things a little different” and not to “sit idly by while the powers that be tell us how to live," as well as something about "spineless sub-tweets".
Watch Kendrick Lamar's Entire Mobile Concert In HD
After dropping To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick asked all his Twitter followers to meet him at 9pm at an unspecified Hollywood address. The lucky fans who flocked to Kendrick ended up being treated to a mobile concert, in which Kendrick performed TPAB songs atop a moving truck. The concert was both a 5K run through the streets of Hollywood and the first live introduction to Kendrick's latest album .
Kendrick Lamar Addresses Criticism Of "To Pimp A Butterfly" On The Breakfast Club
This week, Kendrick Lamar's been making a press run in support of To Pimp A Butterfly (and his recently-announced Summer Jam headlining spot), paying visits to Hot 97 and MTV in the past couple of days.
Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" Video
Just hours after premiering his new video “King Kunta” all over Times Square, King Kendrick decides to share it with the rest of the world on his Youtube channel.
Kendrick Lamar Recites Bars From A Verse That Didn't Make "To Pimp A Butterfly"
We recently found out that the song Kendrick Lamar performed on The Colbert Report was written specifically for the show, and a recorded version will never see the light of day. It turns out there was yet another verse written in advance of the album that will also never make it on record, but this one almost made the cut.
Kendrick Lamar Breaks Down Tracks From "To Pimp A Butterfly"
In case you aren't in Kendrick overload yet, here's one more piece of content. Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly is dense to say the least, and who better to break down the records off the album than the man who wrote them? K. Dot sat down with MTV recently for a two-part video where he discusses some of the tracks on the politically-minded album.
Kendrick Lamar Talks Joint Album With J. Cole, "To Pimp A Butterfly" On Hot 97
Of all the seemingly harebrained, dream scenarios that rap fans dream, up a Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole joint album is one of the craziest. The thing is, both artists have lent credibility to the rumors by saying they've recorded together a lot in the past and dropping hints every now and then. The latest of these comes in Kendrick Lamar's interview on Hot 97 on the day of his announcement as a Summer Jam headliner.
Kendrick Lamar Talks About His Surprise L.A. Show & His Next Album
Kendrick Lamar has been pretty unavoidable since dropping his "To Pimp A Butterfly" album last week. While he decided to forgo a regular album rollout for the project, he did do some more conventional promo for the LP following it's release, doing signings in L.A. and New York, and doing a surprise concert on the west coast.
Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" Video (BTS)
Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, is quite a piece of music, but there isn't much on it that immediately screams "single". "King Kunta" is about the closest it comes, and naturally, it's the record Lamar has decided to push next. Today, we've been given a look at what the rapper has planned for his groovy DJ Quik-esque record, and it seems like it'll be something of a love letter to Compton.
Kendrick Lamar Does "To Pimp A Butterfly" Signings In New York & L.A.
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly inspired a strong response from fans, and the overwhelming excitement about the album was on full display at the rapper's signings in new York and L.A. this week. TDE has now posted a recap of the events, talking to fans who lined up all night to get their CD signed by Kendrick, and as miserable as standing in a line for 10+ hours sounds, it actually looks relatively lit.
BTS: Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar In The Studio Making "Pay For It"
Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar
Back in October, Jay Rock shared "Pay For It," a track that also featured Kendrick Lamar and Chantal. Today, we get a behind the scenes look at the making of the song, courtesy of Beats by Dre. The headphones company were in the studio with the two TDE heavyweights, and got the inside scoop on the inspiration for the lyrics, as well as some info on the production from Sounwave.
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,