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Rap-Up TV: ScHoolboy Q Talks Competing with Kendrick, Tyler, the Creator, & Grammys

With his major label debut Oxymoron in stores now, ScHoolboy Q is feeling pretty good about himself. During a listening session in L.A. last week, the confident Black Hippy discussed the friendly competition between him and his TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar.

“Most people think that we really like tryna battle for a spot,” he told Rap-Up TV. “Kendrick’s a lot bigger than me, realistically. I would love to take his spot, but if I don’t, I’m always happy that it’s my friend that’s in front of me. You can never be more happy.”

Kendrick, who is featured on “Collard Greens,” has given Oxymoron his stamp of approval. “He thought it was hard,” said Q. “He said, ‘That shit crazy.’ He ain’t heard nothing that crazy in a long time.”

However, after going to bat for Kendrick after his Grammy shutout, Q has decided to keep his mouth shut. “It happened. It’s over. I’ma stop talking about the Grammys ’cause stuff like that…they may not want to invite me so I’ma leave that out of everything,” he said.

In addition to K-Dot, he collaborated with Tyler, the Creator (“The Purge”). “I’ve always been a fan of Tyler,” he said of the Odd Future frontman. “Tyler, I come to find out he was a fan of me.”

It was their mutual friend Earl Sweatshirt who brought them together. “Me and Earl Sweatshirt are real cool and that energy feeds off. It fed off to Tyler and we just linked. One of us said, ‘Fuck it,’ and hit each other on the text and it actually came through.”

Starting next month, Q will hit the road on his “Oxymoron” tour. So what can fans expect?

“They ain’t never seen a fat boy move the way I move. You’ll never see a fat boy as electrifying as I am on stage. I let it out. I don’t care if I throw up on stage, if I gotta bend over and breathe, I don’t care if ya’ll see that. I’m leavin’ it on stage.”

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ashanti, & 2 Chainz Attend NBA All-Star Game

French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Diddy, Drake

From Ashanti to Snoop Dogg, there were plenty of star sightings on and off the court at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday. Drake, Diddy, Ludacris, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, and Busta Rhymes piled into the Smoothie King Center to watch the East claim victory over the West.

After participating in the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on Saturday, October’s Very Own showed his hometown pride by singing along to the Canadian National Anthem. Rocking black Timberlands and a leather jacket, he traded photos and jokes with About Last Night star Kevin Hart.

“@kevinhart4real has so much food under his seat it’s almost weird,” tweeted Drizzy.

Fresh off his performance at All-Star Saturday Night, Kendrick kicked back and watched Pharrell and Janelle Monáe entertain the crowd.

2 Chainz, sporting his own “2 G.O.O.D. 2 Be T.R.U.” adidas high-tops, enjoyed courtside shots with Drake, Kevin Hart, and Diddy.

The Bad Boy mogul brought his sons Quincy and Christian, while Ludacris and his girlfriend Eudoxie made it a date.

Check out the all-star lineup of talent below.

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Kendrick Lamar Performs at NBA All-Star Saturday Night

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Kendrick Lamar brought Compton to New Orleans while performing at NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Prior to the Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the Grammy-nominated rapper served up a slam dunk performance during the entertainment series at Smoothie King Center.

Wearing a black hoodie and Air Yeezy II Red Octobers, Kendrick took the court to perform a medley of “m.A.A.d city” and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” as Drake, Ludacris, Diddy, and 2 Chainz looked on.

During Sunday’s All-Star Game, Pharrell will perform with special guests Diddy, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes during player introductions, while Janelle Monáe and Earth, Wind, & Fire rock the halftime show.

Watch K-Dot kill it on the court.

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Drake Blasts Macklemore for Grammy Text: ‘That Shit Was Wack’

Macklemore and Drake

The fallout from Macklemore’s Grammy wins continue. Drake has put the “Thrift Shop” rapper on blast for airing out his conversation with Kendrick Lamar.

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Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, & Janelle Monáe to Play NBA All-Star Weekend

Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell

There will be some big names on the court and on stage during NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA has drafted a superstar lineup of performers for this year’s festivities in New Orleans.

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

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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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Kendrick Lamar Reacts to Grammy Shutout

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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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