Artist: Kendrick Lamar



After sharing his new single "i" yesterday, Kendrick Lamar stopped by Los Angeles' Power 106 radio station. There, he was interviewed by Big Boy's Neighborhood show and performed a lengthy freestyle. Watch the video of the freestyle below.
Last week, Kendrick Lamar announced the first single off of the follow up to 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city. Today, Lamar followed up on that promise and shared his new single entitled "i". The track is produced by Rahki and samples the Isley Brothers' "That Lady". Listen to it below.
Kendrick Lamar has announced the first single off of 2012's fantastic good kid, m.A.A.d city. The single, titled "i", is expected to be out September 23 and features an Isley Brothers sample.
Jeezy's Seen It All dropped yesterday, and he celebrated that with a remix of single "Holy Ghost". The remix features a verse from Kendrick Lamar, which makes sense given the introspective nature of the track. Listen to it below.
Flying Lotus' forthcoming album, You're Dead!, is out October 7 via Warp. In anticipation, he's shared "Never Catch Me", which features Kendrick Lamar. Previously, he shared "Moment of Hesitation". Listen to the new track below.
In an interview with Complex Magazine, Kendrick Lamar shared a few details about the followup record to 2012's excellent good kid, m.A.A.d city. Lamar shared that it'll feature production from Dr. Dre and that it's looking at a 2014 release date.
Top Dawg Entertainment, Kendrick Lamar's label, apparently didn't want Lamar to support Kanye West for the Yeezus tour, according to The New York Times Magazine. TDE president Terrence Henderson told the Times, "Believe it or not, we were actually trying not to do the tour," Henderson said. "We wanted Kendrick to be recording that whole time."
At last night's iHeartRadio Music Awards, Kendrick Lamar provided quite a special performance. Lamar paid tribute to California's most well known posthumous rapper with a performance of Tupac's "California Love", before performing his own hit “m.A.A.d city”. Watch the performance below.
The ramification's of Big Sean's "Control" are stealing being felt across the Internet. Today, Jay Electronica was asked on Twitter to rank the various verses on the track, MTV reports. Electronica claimed that his verse was the best, followed by Big Sean's, and then Kendrick's.
The greatest hip hop album of all time turns 20 years old next week, and Google Play has decided to honor its anniversary with a video. In it, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and others talk about Illmatic and the influence its had on rap, the culture, and themselves. Illmatic will be reissued on April 15. Watch the video below.
SZA, a member of Top Dawg Entertainent, has officially shared her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. The track, titled "Babylon", is off her new album Z. Listen to the track and check out the album artwork below.
Kendrick Lamar hasn't been around for too long, but he's already compiled quite the discography. Paul Thompson takes a look into it to find the real gems.
Pitchfork has officially released the lineup and schedule for the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival, which tskes place Friday, July 18 and goes through Sunday, July 20 at Chicago's Union Park. The headliners of the festival are Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Beck, with a slew of other fantastic bands as well.
On last Sunday's Grammy Awards, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were highly successful in the hip-hop categories, winning Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album, beating out Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West, and Jay-Z, all of whom were more probably more deserving. After the Grammys, Macklemore shared the text message he sent Lamar, where he stated that Lamar deserved to win the Best Rap Album award. Now, Kendrick has broken his silence and responded to Macklemore's wins.
After the Grammys once again demonstrated their ineptitude with music as a whole, especially in the rap category, Macklemore seems to be seeking a bit of peace after the uproar that was bound to ensue after Macklemore's The Heist won the Best Rap Album category. Macklemore sent Kendrick a long, dramatic text and then posted it on Instagram...because why not?
Kendrick Lamar has released another video in support of good kid, m.A.A.d city, following up "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" with "Sing About Me". The video, directed by Darren Romanelli, sees Kendrick navigating around Compton as graffiti artist Eddie Peake begins work on a new mural. The two come together at Peake's studio, where Kendrick performs in front of the in-progress mural. The purpose for their coming together will be revealed in part two ("I'm Dying of Thirst"), which is expected to be released sometime next month.
A year after its release, Paul Thompson looks back at Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut.


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