Kendrick Lamar News

 
  • Cover of Hottest Music Videos Of 2014
    Music videos have always been an integral part of hip-hop. Whether it’s shots of the neighborhoods that birthed some of the world’s biggest stars, or the spoils that come with commercial victories, the visuals are a crucial component to solidifying artistic expression.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Next year, hopefully in March or April, Ty Dolla $ign will be dropping his hotly-anticipated debut album, Free TC. Thus far, virtually all we know about the album is that "Stand For" will be the lead single, but today we get some additional info.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers XXL
    In September, we got the news that there wouldn't be anymore print editions of XXL Magazine, but thankfully, we learned a few weeks later that wasn't going to be the case. Now the first edition under XXL's new ownership is about to hit shelves, and none other than Kendrick Lamar is gracing the cover. 
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Set To Perform On The Colbert Report Next Week
    Next year, the beloved host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert, will be leaving his job to take over for David Letterman on "The Late Show." Before he concludes his current program on December 18th, he'll host several incredible guests next week, including Kendrick Lamar on the 16th (Tuesday).&nb
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Reebok Officially Announce Partnership
    It appears Kendrick Lamar is the latest rapper to cash in on an endorsement deal. Tonight, it was revealed that K. Dot is the newest member of the Reebok Classics squad.
  • Cover of An Alleged Tracklist For New Kendrick Lamar Album Surfaces [Update: Confirmed Fake]
    We haven't received any fruitful updates on Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated new album, although there have been plenty of reports on rumored songs, and Kendrick himself has kept it vague as to when to expect the new album-- sounds like it could happen tomorrow, or it could happen next year.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
    Los Angeles-based Jay Rock signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2007, long before "Money Trees" were providing Grammy-nominated types of shade. The rapper, real name Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. was born in 1986 and started rapping in 2005, releasing a bunch of mixtapes and what not.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's "m.A.A.d" Film To Air At MOCA In 2015
    Kendrick Lamar's debut album, despite being just over two years old, is well on its way to becoming certified classic rap material. The Compton native's story-telling and concept intertwining the entire project gave the album a vivid sense of reality.
  • Cover of Peter Rosenberg: Kendrick Lamar's Album Is Dropping In Early 2015 [Update: Kendrick Says Could Arrive Sooner]
    As a Hot 97 radio host, Peter Rosenberg often has a reputation as a crotchety, tough-to-please listener, so that's why his new, gushing "review" of Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album is so shocking.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Sings, Freestyles Over Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"
    Today, Taylor Swift officially became the first solo artist to sell a million copies of an album, doing it with her new 1989 LP in just one week.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Speaks In-Depth On Inspiration Behind "i", Producers On New LP
    Kendrick Lamar surprised fans with the fun-loving and motivational single "i" off his as-of-yet untitled sophomore album.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Returning To "Saturday Night Live"
    Just over a year since he last appeared on Saturday Night Live, Kendrick Lamar has been booked to perform at the show yet again.
  • Cover of Is Kendrick Lamar Readying A New Single Titled "King Kunta"?
    Is Kendrick Lamar about to drop off another new single here soon titled “King Kunta”? Well according to HBO Music Supervisor, Scott Vener, he is.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's "i" To Serve As The Theme Song For 2014-2015 NBA Season
    Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated records of the year a few weeks back when the powerful “i” impacted our headsets out of nowhere.
  • Cover of BET Announces Winners Of Their 2014 Hip-Hop Awards
    For some reason, BET decided to unveil the winners of 2014's Hip-Hop Awards before the show airs later tonight. DJ Mustard came away with a whopping three of the 18 awards, with Kendrick Lamar, Drake and YG/Jeezy/Rich Homie Quan all snagging two each.
  • Cover of Top 10: Singles Off Highly Anticipated Albums
    With so much great music already out this year, it's hard to think this year could get any better. But we still have new albums coming from the likes of T.I., Logic, Big K.R.I.T., and Kendrick Lamar, so it will get better, way better.
  • Cover of Let The Beat Drop: Hottest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
    The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around.
  • Cover of Legends & Youngins: 10 Collaborations We'd Love To Hear
    Remember the feeling you got when you heard Kendrick Lamar connect with MC Eiht on "m.A.A.d city" off his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city? Or what about when Stalley collaborated with Scarface on "Swangin'"?
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar’s "i" Producer Says The Rapper’s New Album Is "Incredible"
    Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated records of the year last week with “i”, and ever since then, his sophomore album is all we can think & talk about.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 25
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Is Kendrick Lamar On Lil Wayne's "Carter V"?
    Kendrick Lamar has been busy promoting his new single "i" ever since it was released on Tuesday morning. Making his way over to Power 106 this week, K. Dot decided to not only bless the LA Leakers with a quick freestyle that came out tonight, but he may have also spilled some news regarding Lil Wayne's next album.
  • Cover of 10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts
    Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the sequel to his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as you well know.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Single "i" [Update: Full Interview With Power 106 Added]
    Kendrick Lamar made sure we started off our day on a positive note, with the release of his new single "i." We say positive note, because even though the song may not be what you were expecting, there's no denying that it contains an inspirational message.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's Single Artwork For "I" Revealed
    As reports indicated, Kendrick Lamar is poised to drop a new single in the coming week. Originally the title was thought to be "I Love Myself," but then it was later confirmed to be simply "I." This is confirmed once more with the official single artwork, via the man himself.
  • Cover of Is Kendrick Lamar's New Single Arriving Next Week? [Update: TDE CEO Responds]
    With Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album on everyone’s radar, it’s no surprise that every little detail that gets revealed is a big deal. On Monday we found out that he has a bunch of records with Dr. Dre, and that there wont be too many features on the album either.
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