2015 was the year of the sprawling L.A. album, with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and The Game all releasing projects steeped in the city's musical history and constructed in collaborative sessions with its talents, new and old.
Kendrick Lamar has always repped his hometown of Compton, California. Now, he’s getting recognition from the city for everything he has done to tell the city’s story and put it on the map (again).
Kendrick Lamar is capping off 2015 with an interview that reflects on his youth in Compton and his struggle in coping with fame and success off the back of a platinum debut album, and more recently, 11 Grammy nominations.
Kendrick Lamar was the Grand Marshal of the Compton Christmas Parade today. He was given the honor by Major Aja Brown, who also invited Bompton's own YG to join the parade and spread the holiday cheer.
With prominent appearances on Dr. Dre's Compton and The Game's The Doc 2.5 under his belt, a new EP released today with Knxledge, and an album dropping in January, Anderson .Paak is poised to blow.
Anderson .Paak has had a huge year. He was one of the unique voices of Dr. Dre's Compton album, sure, but he's also released a number of his own tracks along with being featured alongside some of the biggest names in the business.
When listening to the two nearly 80-minute-long discs that The Game has released in the past week, it doesn't take long to realize that they're both very good albums. The Documentaries 2 and 2.5 both have high-profile guests who d
Compton Menace continues to stay true to his name, dropping more West Coast heat. Menace recently released the video to a 2014 collab with Chris Brown, and yesterday, we heard him on a LongLivePrince x Young Chop beat with Rich Rocka.
This was Straight Outta Compton's week, and the sales reflect it. Dr. Dre's long-awaited third studio album made an impressive number one debut, becoming the third best rap sales week of 2015 behind Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
This room has been silent for sixteen years. For sixteen years, this hip-hop fan has waited for this hallowed space to be filled with the sounds of a classic that was promised-- Detox. The ultimate follow up to Dr.