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.
Wake up. (Drank.) Pass out. (Drank.) Head shot. (Drank.) Faded. (Drank.) Faded. (Drank.) …then he does “Poetic Justice” without that other guy.
And photoshoot…for the tony of you.
With MMLP2’s release to an adoring public, even as it earned uneven marks, Eminem’s perceived maturity has emerged as a red herring in terms of ways to evaluate this clumsily-conceived sequel. Like many of Hollywood’s clunkers, it is necessarily weighed against and down by the success of the first.
DJ Whoo Kid talks to Kendrick Lamar via phone on his radio show.
Q says a lot of vague things about Kendrick not going at Drake in the verse, and then starts nervously fidgeting when asked to elaborate. That verse was going at Drake but…it must stink to have to talk about K. Dot in every interview for his album. The Control Effect, everyone!
Kanye’s media blitz continued this morning over on the Left Coast at the Power 106 studios. Mr. West appeared on Big Boy’s Neighborhood to speak on a number of topics including his recent engagement to Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Kimmel, run-ins with paparazzi, Kendrick Lamar and more. Ye also spits a freestyle over the “Forever” and “Clique” instrumentals around the 1:09:28 mark.
Kendrick Lamar reflects on good kid m.A.A.d city a year later in this interview on the sources of his inspiration, and his subsequent reflections.
While Black Hippy, Top Dawg Entertainment and the Empire That Is Kendrick prepare for the tactical onslaught of music the camp will release, Ab-Soul broods. His time is nigh, but The Black Lip Pastor has shown no signs of anxiety. The unflappable, ever-cloudy emcee relays his thoughts on his upcoming project and the immense exposure his super-group has enjoyed.
With his “Yeezus” tour kicking off last Saturday night in Seattle, we finally got a glimpse of the subsequent merchandise Kanye has in-store for his first solo tour in five years. Naturally ‘Ye teamed up with artist Wes Lang for a contemporary twist on 80s metal band logos, complete with praying skulls and Confederate flags. This certainly ain’t your older brother’s Kanye tour. More photos after the jump. Read More
Eminem releases the official tracklisting for upcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2. Marshall looks to be keeping it relatively light with the guest spots on this one, with King Kendrick being the only rap feature on the project. Unlike most big-budget, stilted sequels, maybe this one won’t suck. Peep the full tracklist after the jump. Read More