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.
We are halfway through 2014 and we’ve already been blessed with many great albums so far. But who shall deliver during the second half? Will Kanye drop a Yeezus 2? Is Jay Rock’s album ever coming out? More after the jump!
After dropping “Never Catch Me” featuring Kendrick Lamar, master producer Flying Lotus drops “Coronus, the Terminator” a new track from his forthcoming album You’re Dead! The album is due out October 7th. Check out the new track after the jump.
Last year, K. Dot and Pusha T coordinated “Nosetalgia” to trade the gift of crossover into each other’s audiences. Where that smooth but unusual blend surprised us, this one is glued together with a standard Jeezy hook and Kendrick doing his toot-toot-beep-beep rap like R. Kelly on “Ignition.” The stories that might bind their styles are missing but the streets will buzz off this track’s name recognition alone. Check it after the jump.
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.
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.
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.
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).