Dr. Dre’s new album Compton is officially out today via Apple Music. Inspired by his work on Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, the album features Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem, and more. Below you can stream the full album, again courtesy of Apple Music. This is Dre’s first album in over sixteen years. Looks as though Detox has been given the shelf treatment once more, which means Compton has some big shoes to fill. Stream Compton after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar is debuting his music video for “King Kunta” off of his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album. This is the second video for a To Pimp a Butterfly cut, the first being “i.” Check out the visuals for Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” which was shot in and around Lamar’s hometown Compton.
During his day in New York, Kendrick Lamar hit the press circuit. One of his stops was to The Breakfast Club to talk about his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly (read our review here,) his relationship status with Whitney Alford, his thoughts on having a classic album, respecting fans, rapper Killer Mike, Tupac, future collaborations with J. Cole & Dre. Check out the full interview with The Breakfast Club after the jump.
Looks as if “King Kunta” is the forthcoming single from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Lamar recently shot the visuals for “King Kunta.” As Complex reports, the shoot took place at the Compton Swap Meet, filmed by Director X. Watch some behind-the-scenes footage below.
Get this: Kendrick Lamar’s long-awaited, highly-anticipated followup to his 2012 breakthrough album good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly will be out in roughly ten days! And so far the rollout has been pretty swift; from “i,” to “The Blacker the Berry,” an intense performance on The Colbert Report, and the ultimate unveiling of the album title and artwork. It’s all starting to come together. And now it looks like we are being treated to the much-talked about but shrouded in mystery track “King Kunta.” “King Kunta” finds K-Dot in a similiar lane as “i” with its funky musical backdrop and live instrumentation. The track, however, has K-Dot doing a little bit more with the lyrical content, going in on racial themes and black empowerment. It’s certainly no surprise that Pharrell has called the song “so unapologetically black.” Go ahead and listen to it yourself after the jump!
With both A$AP Ferg and YG heading out on the BestCoast Connection Tour in a couple days the two have decided to share their collaborative new track called “This Side”. Listen to the track after the jump.
In September Kendrick Lamar shared his highly-anticipated new single “i”, off his (currently) untitled follow-up to 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. And now he’s sharing the official music video directed by Alexandre Moors & the Little Homies. It features a jubilant Kendrick dancing about. Watch after the jump!
It didn’t take long until Kendrick Lamar started performing his new song “i” live. A week removed from dropping “i”, the first new solo Kendrick track since good kid m.A.A.d city, the Compton rapper performed it live at the educational event We Day Toronto, which took place at the Air Canada Centre. Watch the video after the jump.
YG teams up with TeeFLii for “Do It to Ya” off YG’s debut album My Krazy Life. For the visual we are given a throwback, vintage video as a homage to the ’90s. Think “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” where everyone is partying and having a good ol’ time. After the jump.
Yesterday Kendrick Lamar debuted a new track from his forthcoming studio album, entitled “i”. However, the song was met with a less than stellar reception with many fans unsure of the direction Kendrick was going on following the hugely successful good kid m.A.A.d city. Perhaps Kendrick felt the sting of the fans and media because he absolutely snaps on this Power 106 Los Angeles radio freestyle. Kendrick goes ham for roughly six straight minutes, freestyling over cuts from Jay Z and Nas. After the jump!
Kendrick Lamar and TDE has kept their promise, as they release the first official single “i” from Kendrick’s forthcoming studio album. The track, produced by Rahki, samples the Isley Brothers’ “That Lady”. You can peep the brand new track after the jump.