Kendrick Lamar

Sep
23
Kendrick Lamar on Drake and J. Cole: ‘We Support One Another’

Kendrick Lamar

One year after releasing his explosive “Control” verse, Kendrick Lamar shook up the Internet once again with his empowering new single “i.” In an interview with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on Power 106, the Compton rapper reflected on the record that changed hip-hop.

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Sep
23
New Music: Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’

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King Kendrick is back. Nearly two years after releasing his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city, TDE’s golden child returns to the mic with his anthemic new single “i.” Over a sample of the Isley Brothers’ ’70s classic “That Lady,” produced by Rahki, K-Dot spreads an uplifting message of self-love and acceptance.

“Everybody lack confidence, how many times my potential was anonymous? / How many times the city makin’ me promises, so I promise this / I love myself,” he declares.

Kendrick’s sophomore album is due later this year featuring production from Dr. Dre and TDE’s in-house producers Digi+Phonics.

“There was a lot left out of good kid—it could have been a 30-track album,” he told Rolling Stone. “There are a few new [songs] that can tie in with what I was talking about.”

Vibe out to K-Dot’s confidence booster below and get it on iTunes.

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Sep
17
Kendrick Lamar Announces New Single ‘i’

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K-Dot is coming. As Kendrick Lamar gears up for the release of his sophomore album, details are emerging about the first single.

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Sep
15
Kendrick Lamar Brings ‘Aggression and Emotion’ to New Album

Kendrick Lamar

The pressure is on. This fall Kendrick Lamar will deliver the highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2012 debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, and it promises to be worth the wait.

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Sep
11
New Music: Chris Brown f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Autumn Leaves’

Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar

In just five days, Chris Brown will release his sixth album X. The star-studded set features appearances from Usher, Rick Ross, Brandy, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jhené Aiko, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, and Kendrick Lamar, who appears on the dark ballad “Autumn Leaves,” produced by B.A.M. and RoccStar.

A somber Breezy sings about the demise of a relationship: “Before I sleep I talk to God / He must be mad with me, it’s coming / I’m confused who I’ll spend my forever with.”

K-Dot shares words of wisdom on his introspective verse. “When you make mistakes the most, one day it will make you grow,” he raps.

“I picked Kendrick because his subject matter as a lyricist is beyond everybody else’s,” Chris told Rolling Stone. “There’s a substance to what he says.”

X arrives September 16. Listen to their chilling collaboration below.

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Sep
3
New Music: Jeezy f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Holy Ghost (Remix)’

Holy Ghost (Remix)

With his album Seen It All in stores now, Jeezy recruits Kendrick Lamar for the remix to his Don Cannon-produced single “Holy Ghost.” The TDE rapper lets it burn like Usher on his smoking verse.

“This black on black is a blessing / Black on black crime on my weapon / I protect mine on my momma nem / These are my Usher confessions / Let it burn,” he raps.

Jeezy’s album is expected to sell 90-100,000 copies in its first week.

Hear K-Dot set it off and watch the “Holy Ghost” trailer below.

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Sep
2
New Music: Flying Lotus f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’

Never Catch Me

While he readies his sophomore album, Kendrick Lamar has been showing his versatility with features for Jasmine V and SZA. For his latest guest spot, TDE’s golden child joins forces with L.A. producer Flying Lotus on “Never Catch Me.” K-Dot delivers an out-of-body verse over the experimental production, which has been years in the making.

“He came through the crib and recorded it and it was great,” FlyLo told Rolling Stone. “The funny part is, though, that he wanted to keep that shit for his album. When I first sent him the track, he was trying to convince me to give it to him. Like, ‘Nah, man, I need that!’”

Look for their jazzy collaboration on Flying Lotus’ fifth album You’re Dead!, due October 7.

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