Posts Tagged ‘Kendrick Lamar’

8 Questions With iHipHop: Kendrick Versus Drake – The Title Fight

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It’s deeper than rap now. Kendrick Lamar just let it be known that he has a dog in this fight, that it’s not casual sparring, that it’s aimed right at Aubrey Drake Graham. Clearly, we need to ask and answer some questions. (more…)

LEAK Preview: First Impressions of Pusha T’s “My Name Is My Name”

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Terrence Thorton’s debut solo album sprung a (self-imposed) leak last night. So what’s the early verdict on My Name Is My Name? (more…)

8 Questions With iHipHop: Nothing Was The Same

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Every few years, there is a shift within a genre that meets the public’s ire or adoration (usually in equal parts). Drake represents a shift in hip-hop towards a spacious sound-scape and nakedly expressive emoting. (more…)

Album Stream: Pusha T — “My Name Is My Name”

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As has been the latest trend with their artists’ releases, Def Jam decides to give listeners a free stream of Pusha’s solo debut. Because hey, album sales are overrated. (more…)

Should Anyone Care About The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Cypher?

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it’s that time of year. when the rap world comes to a screeching halt so that 34 people can freestyle during an awards show that doesn’t give out awards. (more…)

Video: TDE President Says “Ab Soul Has His 3rd Grammy Speech Prepared”

Top Dawg Entertainment’s president Terrence Henderson (aka “Punch”) sits with homegrown radio to talk about newfound success and how they got there. Be inspired, y’all.

The Rapper’s Guide To Catching Feelings

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it’s safe to say that hip-hop has reached its Emo Era. rappers, for the first time on a major scale, are extremely comfortable expressing their darkest thoughts and lowest emotions. good for them! (more…)

Video: Forbes Lists Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings Of 2013

The year’s not even over and Drake is at #11 on this list, with $10.5M banked already. King Kendrick ain’t far off his heels with $9M in total. 50 Cent has also tumbled way down this list as compared to a few years ago. It looks like the young guns are taking their official place and not just some “Saved-By-The-Bell-The-New-Class” knockoffs either. Read the full list after the jump. Hat tip to TSS. (more…)

Video: Isaiah Rashad – “I Shot You Down”

Top Dawg Entertainment artist Isaiah Rashad stuns with this boldly spare video for “I Shot You Down.” His lyrics suggest inventive and gritty hood romanticism, and shrewd self-awareness. Nothing less from hip-hop’s creative top dogs of late.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Performs “Cartoons And Cereal” Live In UK

King Kendrick graces a sold-out show in UK with his presence. This live version of “Cartoons and Cereal” has terrific crowd response for a non-album cut. No Gunplay on this version but the MC of the Year holds it down just fine without the assist.

Pusha T — “My Name Is My Name” (Album Snippets)

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With Pusha’s debut solo album less than three weeks away, iTunes offers fans a pre-order as well as minute-long previews of all twelve tracks from My Name Is My Name. Tracklisting & snippets after the jump. (more…)

Pusha T – “Nosestalgia” feat. Kendrick Lamar

Nicely woven tale of the drug game from two vastly different viewpoints. Pusha’s — well — pushing. And K. Dot is observing the substances erode and rule his family at once.

New Music: Pusha T “Nosetalgia” ft Kendrick Lamar

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Pusha liberates one of the more-anticipated cuts from his upcoming, My Name Is My Name album. (more…)

5 Rappers Who Could Body Kendrick Lamar With A Verse

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i wasn’t even gonna speak on the lil homey kendrick at ALL at all. then this dude came completely out of his dickies to a TMZ cameraman about responses to his Instigator Verse. like, “they gotta try harder” or some other 2% milk light-weight business. that’s when i was like… (more…)

Rejoice – Bun B Has A Coloring Book

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Shea Serrano, of LA Weekly and Grantland, has been blazing a trail across the internet with great visuals…including his amazing tumblr creation Drakeing Bad. Check the trailer for his Bun B Coloring Book after the jump. (more…)

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