A long-awaited collaboration from hip-hop’s exclusive and alluring producer du jour (FlyLo) and its newest prodigal son (Kendrick). It delivers more on Flying Lotus and his schizo beat composition than it does on Kendrick’s lyrics and voice, which seem to wash under the bridge of this roomy production. And there are LA Leakers drops all over it. Listen after the jump.
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There’s much hype surrounding the release of Flying Lotus’ forthcoming LP, You’re Dead! and things just got a whole lot more interesting as a live version of a track entitled “Never Catch Me” featuring Top Dawg superstar, Kendrick Lamar, has surfaced. Be on the lookout for FlyLo’s upcoming album and peep the new track with Kendrick after the jump.
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As if this headline weren’t ridiculous enough, watch the footage of Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino acting…well, childish. This is all part of a performance meant to hype a crowd in Sydney, Australia and to live precisely in a moment. But, the actor-turned-rapper is often so caught up in his own internet self-awareness (i.e. titling last year’s proper debut Because The Internet) that it’s hard to believe this was all spontaneous. What does he stand to gain from name-dropping? Check the video after the jump.
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Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, and Kings of Leon are set to headline the third annual Made In America Festival, which will take place in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, August 30 & 31. Read More

Pretty crazy that it’s been two decades since 1994 and the release of Illmatic. Google Play catches up with Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Peter Rosenberg and Nas himself in this fifteen minute mini-documentary. The artists reflect on the career of Nas and the impact he’s had on the landscape of hip-hop. Illmatic XX hits stores next Tuesday (4/15).

Bricksquad spreads its wings to the Left Coast where Compton rapper Young Hootie hooks up with former high school classmate Kendrick Lamar for “Two Presidents.” The end result is crazy, with Commander in Chief rhymes that will make you forget the YoungBloodz ever happened. Underrated part of Kendrick’s verse is when he says “cabinet full of Kool-Aid,” but it sounds more like “Kaepernick full of Kool-Aid.” So West Coast.

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