J. Cole Brings Out Kendrick Lamar In L.A.
J. Cole Feat. Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar's mutual respect is well-documented, with the two rappers consistently hinting at a collaborative project that has still yet to surface. With that being said, we hadn't seen or heard them together in a minute, so Lamar's appearance at J. Cole's Dollar and a Dream show in L.A. was a pleasant surprise. Kendrick performed “Alright” and the fan favorite, but seldom-performed b-side, "Cartoons & Cereal". Maybe later that night they got back in the studio together? We can only hope.
Watch Chance The Rapper Bring Out Kendrick Lamar And More From T.I.P. Fest
Chance The Rapper
On a mission to be hip hop's premiere nice guy, Chance the Rapper organized a Teens in the Park Festival that went down Wednesday at Northerly Park in Chicago. The festival was free and admission was available only to teens age 13 and 14. Chance performed alongside Donnie Trumpet and numerous Chicago-bred hip hop acts and even brought out surprise guest Kendrick Lamar to the immense delight of the young audience.
60 Seconds With Kendrick Lamar
VEVO does a segment, apparently, called ":60 With" where they spend a minute with an artist and fire off a series of quick questions. Kendrick Lamar is the latest subject of their ":60 With" series, which you can watch above. Among the brief question and answers, Kendrick chooses his favorite letter between "I" and "U"(he chooses "U"), he describes his "King Kunta" instrumental in three words ("aggressive, harsh, unapologetic"), which Tupac track he'd like to drop a verse on ("Ambitionz Of A Ridah") and the new track he's most excited to perform live ("Wesley's Theory").
Kendrick Lamar Visits High Tech High School In New Jersey
A few weeks ago, we heard about a lesson put together at New Jersey's High Tech High School, which used Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly as its subject. Mr. Mooney, the english teacher who organized the class, wrote a blog post about the experience, and it eventually made its way to Kendrick, who instantly decided to visit the students.
Kendrick Lamar On BBC Radio 1
Kendrick Lamar took a trip across the pond, and while there he had a sit-down with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac. In the two-part interview, Kendrick delves into the creation of To Pimp A Butterfly. Kendrick talks about growing up in Compton and being able to a more positive representation of Compton. He also talks about the jazzy elements of TPAB, and the contributors who helped make the album what it is. Catch that in the first part of the interview above.
Kendrick Lamar Trolls Paparazzi By Filming Them
While it's very easy to be driven into a freakout by paparazzi, one must remember that there is one tried-and-true way to get rabid photographers to back down-- give them a taste of their own medicine. Kendrick Lamar did just that as he was leaving LAX today, filming a TMZ cameraman with his phone, and getting his whole squad to do the same. Not only is it hilarious, it makes the cameraman pretty uncomfortable, which is a W for Lamar on multiple levels. Of course, if all else fails, you can always send the paps after ScHoolboy Q.
Kendrick Lamar Performs "These Walls" On Ellen
Not every rapper gets to perform on Ellen, but the positive message and undeniable talent displayed on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly caught the ear of the TV host, who brought him on yesterday to perform a highlight from the project, "These Walls". Usually backed by a band, K-Dot stood alone on the stage this time around, using a backing track, but delivering a performance electrifying enough to sell it.
Taylor Swift Feat. Kendrick Lamar "Bad Blood (Remix)" Video
Taylor Swift Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Well that didn’t take long. Just moments after catching the audio, we are finally blessed with the official video for Taylor Swift’s new “Bad Blood” remix featuring Kendrick Lamar.
If Kendrick Lamar Were A Super Hero, He'd Be "Hard Body"
Mass Appeal have kicked off a new video series called "Super," where they ask a rapper to detail what super powers they would have in an alternate universe. The video is mixed in with live animation showing off the super powers, adding to the comic book appeal.
BTS Of Glasses Malone & Kendrick Lamar's "Thuggin"
Last week, Glasses Malone scored a huge guest verse from Kendrick Lamar on his song "Thuggin." Today, he shares a BTS video that gets into the making of the song. Watch it above.
Kendrick Lamar Throws Out First Pitch At Dodgers Game
Kendrick Lamar took the mound at Dodger Stadium Monday night to throw out the ball game’s first pitch against their rival San Francisco Giants.
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.