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.
Oh, you weren’t expecting some new Kendrick Lamar so fast? Yeah, yeah, we all love To Pimp a Butterfly — but let’s be real here, we can definitely use some more Kendrick for the summer. Here he teams up with Bilal (who is a super underrated R&B singer/songwriter and was featured on To Pimp a Butterfly) for “Money Over Love.” The track, which is Bilal’s, is set to appear on his forthcoming album Another Life, produced in its entirety by Adrian Younge. Check out “Money Over Love” after the jump.
Amid all the chaos happening outside, Kendrick Lamar managed to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert in New Jersey yesterday. During his set he did To Pimp a Butterfly cuts “The Blacker the Berry”, “King Kunta”, and “Hood Politics” for the first tim livee. You can watch a video of the performance after the jump, via Hot 97. Schoolboy Q also came out to do “Collard Greens” and “Studio.”
Today, the Doggfather took to Twitter to unveil the track list and features for his highly-anticipated, forthcoming Pharrell-produced album, BUSH. This neo-funk album features an eclectic blend of heavy-hitters, so hit the jump to check out the track list in its entirety.
Last night Kendrick Lamar threw the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants. Compared to Jack White’s pitch at the Tigers game last summer (and 50 Cent’s pathetic attempt at one), Kendrick did a pretty well. Read our review of his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly here. Watch his pitch after the jump.
Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar have both had themselves a very busy 2015 thus far. For Kendrick he’s dropped his highly-anticipated sophomore studio album in To Pimp a Butterfly and Kanye has kept himself busy with fashion, multiple interviews, “All Day”, a guest verse here and there and his new album So Help Me God is forthcoming. And now the two join forces on ‘Ye’s “All Day” remix. Kendrick Lamar provides a full verse despite the inital leak only containing a part of it. You can check out Kendrick’s full verse on ‘Ye’s “All Day” after the jump.
Kanye West dropped his street banger “All Day” in spectacular fashion (at the BRIT Awards while surrounded by mad goons dressed in all black and flamethrowers) and it appears as though one Kendrick Lamar will be appearing on the remix of the track. That’s right, the To Pimp a Butterfly emcee is on the remix of ‘Ye’s “All Day.” No word as to when the official, version drops but we’re guessing it’s just gonna drop outta nowhere — given the latest music release trends of the past couple years. You can check out a snippet below, which contains a lyrics from Kendrick that goes: “Chi-Town, we play for the free base/These days don’t believe what police say/DJs and the b-boys rush it.” Get at it!
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.
It’s March but Christmas has come early: Kendrick Lamar’s new album, the highly-anticipated To Pimp a Butterfly is out a week ahead its scheduled release date of March 23rd. It’s currently up for stream on Spotify (stream it here) as well as on iTunes for purchase (get it here.) There are sixteen total tracks and only a handful of features, including George Clinton, Thundercat, Bilal, Snoop Dogg, and Rapsody. By now, if you’re reading this, you know the internet is going crazy. Peep the stream after the jump.
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!
The previous report that Kendrick Lamar’s new album is [Untitled] is false. The official album title is To Pimp a Butterfly. Album release date still March 23rd.
Read more, including the track listing, after the jump.