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.
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.
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.
It’s been over a month since Kendrick Lamar shook the Rap world to its very foundations with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”. If you have been hiding under a rock and have not heard the song, Kendrick claims the title of King of New York while appearing to take shots at J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler, The Creator and Mac Miller. Rappers from every section of the globe bolted to their Twitter accounts and their soundproof studio booths to respond to the Compton native’s jabs. Some applauded Kendrick for giving rap a much needed shot in the arm, while others took things a bit more personally and made response records. Read More
VLAD TV catches up with Loso and gets his thoughts on Kendrick’s pot-stirring “Control” verse. Fab also reveals why he decided to pass on offering a response.
But he managed to say it in a good way. Nice ASAP breaking down his point of view. This ‘Control’ verse controversy is far from over. Head down bottom to him, ASAP Mob, and Funk Flex chopping it up. Read More