Kendrick Lamar

Feb
15
Kendrick Lamar Performs at NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Kendrick Lamar

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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Feb
12
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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Feb
6
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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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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