God Is Gangsta (Short Film)- Kendrick Lamar

SOURCE: THE SOURCE Kendrick Lamar shares a short film, “God Is Gangsta,” which features To Pimp A Butterfly tracks, “u?” and “For Sale.” The first half of the video shows Lamar on a druken rant, in which he raps the words to “u?” In the second half, Lamar raps “For Sale” while trying to avoid the temptation … Continue reading

Obama Names Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” His Favorite Song of 2015

SOURCE: PEOPLE Following his 11 Grammy nominations for his critically acclaimed album, To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar has made it onto another year’s end list. In an interview with People Magazine Michelle and Barack Obama revealed their favorite movies, television shows, music, and books from the past year. When asked what their favorite songs were, Barack … Continue reading

J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar Swap Beats for ‘Black Friday’ Remixes

SOURCE: ROLLING STONE Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole surprise fans on Black Friday with remixes over each other’s beats. Cole spits over Kendrick’s “Alright” while Kendrick spits over “A Tale of 2 Citiez.” The two are rumored to be recording a joint project together, a venture both have confirmed at some point in their careers. … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar’s Performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

SOURCE: PIGEONS & PLANES Last night, Kendrick Lamar ran through his hits with a full symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Today, we get footage from the magical event. Above is Lamar performing “These Walls,” with “King Kunta,” “I,” and “Alright” below. Enjoy.

10 Rappers Who Unoriginally Referenced Spalding in Their Raps

It’s common knowledge that many rappers use similar references in their music. I am 21 years old and I can honestly say my first exposure to Maybach, Bugatti, Rolex, and even the lifestyle in the Los Angeles hills were from rap music. One of the first things rappers like doing when they make money is … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar Talks Roots of Rap, Michael Jackson, and More with Quincy Jones

SOURCE: HYPETRAK For HYPETRAK’s second edition of their magazine series, the publication invited one of music’s most influential producers, Quincy Jones, and one of today’s most instrumental rappers, Kendrick Lamar, to speak on the evolution of rap, the studio sessions for Thriller, and more before Jones finally gives Lamar advice. Watch the two musical masterminds go … Continue reading

Black Hippy Reunites on Jay Rock’s “Vice City”

SOURCE: TOPDAWGENTERTAINMENT Just before Jay Rock’s 90059 is released, he drops “Vice City,” featuring all of Black Hippy. You could say this is a collective track, since each member, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q, has a verse. Each follow Kendricks flow, which he sets up in the beginning. The black and white … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘TPAB’ Medley on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

SOURCE: DJBOOTH During Stephen Colbert‘s first episode of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ Kendrick Lamar stopped by to perform a medley of his critically acclaimed 2015 release, To Pimp A Butterfly. With a live band, Kendrick goes through several songs before finishing to an energetic applause. A dope performance to say the least. Stream the … Continue reading

Easy Bake (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Jay Rock

SOURCE: MASS APPEAL Jay Rock connects with Kendrick Lamar for a banger, “Easy Bake,” from his upcoming album, 90059. The single finds the two TDE representatives trading bars with some serious heat. Stream the single below and pre-order 90059 here. According to TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the more pre-orders there are, the sooner it’ll be released. … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar to Perform as First Musical Guest on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

SOURCE: HYPETRAK Following his performance for unreleased track “Untitled” on The Colbert Report last year, Stephen Colbert invites Kendrick Lamar to be his first musical guest on the first episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In a speech for the Television Critics Association, the talk show host praised the Compton rapper for his earlier performance … Continue reading