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.
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.