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).
Kendrick jumps on a new version of SZA’s “Babylon” track, produced by DJ Dahi. This will appear on her Z EP, dropping tomorrow. One of the better beats and (Kendrick) verses in recent memory. Read More