Kendrick Lamar

Jul
11
Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown Celebrate Hennessy x Shepard Fairey Launch

Chris Brown and Karrueche

Hennessy shut down Hollywood while celebrating the launch of the Hennessy V.S Limited Edition bottle by Shepard Fairey at Create nightclub on Thursday.

DJ D-Nice kicked off the evening with a hip-hop-heavy set, followed by Z-Trip and Fairey (aka DJ Diabetic), who showed off his skills on the 1s and 2s.

They warmed up the stage for Kendrick Lamar, who delivered crowd favorites including “Poetic Justice,” “Swimming Pools (Drank),” and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” plus his verse from Jeezy’s “R.I.P. (Remix).”

Guests snapped photos in the interactive photo booth, and toasted with Hennessy V.S mixed drinks including Fairey’s Hennessy Revolution.

Chris Brown cozied up in VIP with on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Other guests included Ne-Yo, Travis Barker, Sevyn Streeter, Amber Rose, Melody Thornton, Hit-Boy, and more.

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Jul
3
Kendrick Lamar Karaokes to Eminem, Jay Z, & 50 Cent

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Even when it comes to karaoke, Kendrick Lamar is a beast on the mic.

While visiting the XXL offices, the Compton lyricist found himself alone in a room, rapping along to some hip-hop hits from a karaoke machine. In the rare footage, K-Dot channels Eminem on “My Name Is.” He also spits Jay Z’s bars on “Big Pimpin’,” and mimics 50 Cent’s moves during “Candy Shop” and “In Da Club.”

He appears to be having a good time until someone bursts in and tries to ruin the fun by asking, “Whatchu doing, dawg?”

Bitch, don’t kill his vibe.

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Jun
16
New Music: Mike WiLL Made-It f/ Future, Lil Wayne, & Kendrick Lamar – ‘Buy the World’

Buy the World

Mike WiLL Made-It teams with Future, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar for “Buy the World,” the follow-up to his smash “23″ featuring Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Miley Cyrus.

Weezy and Kendrick explode over the motivational track, while Future delivers a sing-song hook: “Tell me what you think we hustle for / I just wanna buy the world, do the impossible.”

The super-producer is readying his solo album Est. in 1989 Pt. 3 for release later this year.

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Jun
14
New Music: Mike WiLL Made-It f/ Future, Lil Wayne, & Kendrick Lamar – ‘Buy the World’ [Snippet]

Buy the World

In between producing for everyone from Miley to Mariah, Mike WiLL Made-It is readying his solo album Est. in 1989 Pt. 3.

The super-producer enlists the all-star trifecta of Future, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar for “Buy the World,” the follow-up to his smash “23″ featuring Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Miley Cyrus.

Weezy and Kendrick explode over the motivational track, while Future delivers a sing-song hook: “Tell me what you think we hustle for / I just wanna buy the world, do the impossible.”

The full song hits iTunes on Tuesday. Listen to a snippet below.

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Jun
11
Dr. Dre Is Working on Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre may be a billionaire, but he hasn’t abandoned music. Apple’s newest employee is working on Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album.

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May
28
SZA and Kendrick Lamar Perform ‘Babylon’

Kendrick Lamar and SZA

SZA brought her Z EP to life during an intimate show at Red Bull Studios in L.A. last night. TDE’s first lady performed the project in full alongside some special guests including Kendrick Lamar, who joined her for the first performance of their duet “Babylon.”

Mac Miller also hit the stage for “Ur,” one of two songs he produced for Z.

“Thank you to the fucking incredible @MacMiller for grabbing that guitar and playing ‘UR’ on the spot like an angel <3 bless you love,” tweeted SZA.

REVOLT was on the scene and captured footage. Watch below.

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May
1
Kendrick Lamar Covers ‘California Love’ at iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Ain’t no party like a West Coast party. Kendrick Lamar brought Compton to the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday. The TDE rapper paid tribute to his city and idols Tupac and Dr. Dre with a cover of their 1995 classic “California Love.”

He was also joined by 150 of his closest fans, who rocked TDE shirts as they stood alongside him on stage.

Watch K-Dot put it down for his city.

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