Kendrick Lamar

Feb
2
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons Perform ‘Radioactive’ on ‘SNL’

Kendrick Lamar

After taking the Grammys by storm with their thrilling performance, Kendrick Lamar joined Imagine Dragons once again on “Saturday Night Live.” Clad in a fur-lined parka, the Compton MC tore the roof off Studio 8H with his explosive verse on the band’s single “Radioactive” as they banged on drums.

The remixed version of “Radioactive” is currently No. 13 on iTunes.

Watch them recreate the magic on “SNL.”

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Jan
29
Kendrick Lamar Reacts to Grammy Shutout

Kendrick Lamar

Hip-hop fans were outraged after Kendrick Lamar lost all seven of his nominations at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. But the Compton MC is not feeling sorry for himself. Speaking out for the first time since his loss, he congratulated Macklemore on his wins.

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Jan
29
Jay Z Presents J. Cole With His Original Roc-A-Fella Chain

J. Cole and Jay Z

The Roc was in the building when J. Cole brought his “What Dreams May Come” tour to The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday. The North Carolina rapper, who celebrated his 29th birthday, was joined onstage by his mentor Jay Z, who performed “Public Service Announcement” and presented his protégé with his original Roc-A-Fella Records chain.

“It’s his birthday, but he giving out gifts. So I think it’s only right that you get a gift,” said Jay. “That on your neck is my original Roc chain and it’s yours.”

“This is unreal,” responded Cole, who thanked him and asked for one more birthday gift, that he perform “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.”

During “Forbidden Fruit,” the birthday boy boasted about selling more albums than Kanye West’s Yeezus, rapping, “Fucked around and sold more albums than Kanye.”

Fresh from the Grammys, Kendrick Lamar surprised the crowd with his verse and also performed “Backseat Freestyle” as the crowd cheered.

Earlier in the day, Cole dropped his free mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers and announced his Dreamville label with Interscope Records. The first signee is Paris-born rapper Bas.

Watch Cole celebrate his birthday onstage with his friends and fans.

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Jan
27
Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar: ‘You Got Robbed’

Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar

Despite his four wins at Sunday’s Grammys, Macklemore is feeling remorse. The “Thrift Shop” rapper admits that his competitor Kendrick Lamar was robbed of his awards and is bearing the blame.

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Jan
26
New Music: Imagine Dragons f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Radioactive’

Radioactive

Fresh off their Grammy performance, Imagine Dragons unleashes the studio version of their single “Radioactive” featuring Kendrick Lamar. On the remixed song, which is now available on iTunes, King Kendrick delivers a scathing verse that will have the Grammys rethinking their decision to snub him.

Listen to their explosive collaboration below.

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Jan
26
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons Perform at Grammys

Kendrick Lamar

Despite being snubbed in the rap categories, Kendrick Lamar got the last laugh by delivering the best performance of the night at Sunday’s Grammys. The Compton MC joined forces with Grammy winners Imagine Dragons to perform a mash-up of “m.A.A.d city” and “Radioactive.” The performance earned rave reviews from those in the audience and watching at home.

“Now see this is y I fucs w young Kendrick. Nigga da troof!” tweeted Q-Tip.

To capitalize off their killer performance, a new version of “Radioactive” will be released to iTunes tonight.

Watch them shut down the Staples Center.

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Jan
25
Rap-Up TV: TDE’s SZA and Isaiah Rashad Talk Music, Kendrick, & Grammys

TDE’s newest signees SZA and Isaiah Rashad have been thrust into the spotlight since signing to the hip-hop label last year. Rap-Up TV caught up with the rising stars at “REVOLT Live” in Hollywood, where they shared details about their upcoming projects.

On Tuesday, Isaiah will drop his highly-anticipated album Cilvia Demo. “It’s pretty tight,” said the Chattanooga MC, while SZA was less modest.

“His project is amazing,” she said. “It’s probably one of the most inspiring pieces of work I’ve ever heard.”

The 14 tracks include collaborations with TDE’s own ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and two with SZA herself.

The New Jersey-raised songstress has her own project on the way. “This is probably the hardest I’ve ever worked on anything in my entire life,” she shared. “This might be the first thing I’ve ever been proud of—ever.”

They will be supporting their labelmate Kendrick Lamar at Sunday’s Grammys, where he has seven nominations.

So what can we expect from his performance with Imagine Dragons? “It’s amazing. It’s gonna be crazy, crazy,” said SZA.