In a recent interview with People magazine, President Obama said Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost”—from this year’s awesome To Pimp a Butterfly album—was his favorite song of 2015. Conversely, First Lady Michelle Obama’s favorite song was Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”. In case you ever doubted Obama’s cool, et it be immediately dispelled with this news. Read the rest of the interview after the jump, via People.
This morning, the nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times in nine categories. Right behind him is The Weeknd whose up for seven Grammys, Drake with five, Alabama Shakes and Florence and the Machine are up for four, and Kanye West, D’Angelo, and Diplo are up for three. Check out the full list of nominations after the jump.
Now here’s a treat for fans eagerly awaiting the inevitable collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Where Cole went over Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly single, “Alright” (listen here) K. Dot repays him with a fire take on 2014 Forest Hills Drive banger, “A Tale of 2 Citiez”. Check out Kendrick Lamar’s remix of J. Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar’s the ultimate wedding crasher, according to a TMZ report. Last month, a couple was having their wedding reception in Columbus, Ohio, when rapper Kendrick Lamar casually strolled in, and busted out some serious dance moves. The whole thing was caught on video, which you may watch after the jump.
Ty Dolla $ign’s debut album, Free TC, is out next week (November 13th). So far, Ty has shared “Blase”, “When I See Ya”, “Sitting Pretty”, “Saved”, and “Solid”–all appearing on the forthcoming album. And yesterday, Ty premiered the latest cut from Free TC, “L.A.” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Brandy and James Fauntleroy on Big Boy’s Morning Show. Listen to “L.A.” after the jump, and pre-order Free TC on iTunes.
Kendrick Lamar continues sharing the visuals from his excellent sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly. After sharing ”i”, ”King Kunta”, ”Alright”, and ”For Free? (Interlude)”, he returns with an epic video treatment for ”These Walls”, which has been accurately subtlted as ”A Black Comedy” — it’s directed by Colin Tilley & the Little Homies, and stars comedian Corey Holcolmb and actor Terry Crews. Both Kendrick and Crews ”hit the quan”, as well. Worthy of your eight minutes of the day — check it out after the jump.
Waka Flocka Flame is the latest artist to join Pitchfork’s “Over/Under” series, in which a litany of random topics are evaluated and declared if they’re overrated or underrated. In this latest episode, Waka Flocka Flame discusses how he feels about Kendrick Lamar, whether or not he likes emojis, Hillary Clinton and the presidential race, and much more. Check it out after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar, who closed out Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, is fittingly one of Stephen Colbert’s first ever musical guests as he takes the seat on his new talk show, Colbert. Here Lamar performs a medley of a few choice cuts from his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album, which dropped earlier this year. (For many, this is still the best rap album of 2015.) He does “Wesley’s Theory”, “Momma”, “King Kunta” and “u”. Check out the full performance from Kendrick Lamar and his backing band after the jump.
Having already shared the title track and “Money Trees Deuce” from his forthcoming album 90059, Jay Rock returns with “Easy Bake” featuring fellow TDE alum Kendrick Lamar. The track was premiered on Shade 45 last night. Check out a radio rip below and be on the lookout for 90059.
When up-and-coming Cali rapper Glasses Malone released his track “Thuggin'” earlier this year, the song featured a star-studded guest spot from Kendrick Lamar himself. Today, the track’s lyric video was released, and as an added bonus, the song now has a guest verse from the one and only Killer Mike. Listen after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar has shared a video for his To Pimp a Butterfly cut “For Free? (Interlude), which features Kendrick back at it. Here he is multiplied and then takes over the suburbs — but not before donning an Uncle Sam outfit and chasing some hot chick around a mansion. It’s something else… all in two minutes. Check it out after the jump.
For Kendrick Lamar’s latest single from his terrific To Pimp a Butterfly album (read our review here) he performs a variety of stunts, including flying down the street and rapping from atop a traffic light and while upside down. Yep, that all definitely happens on Kendrick’s “Alright.” Check it out after the jump.