The artist behind the mysterious TDE September album release has been revealed. Earlier today Isaiah Rashad dropped a video for his new track “Free Lunch”, which ended with a note saying “09.02.16”. That date syncs up with the one TDE President Dave Free tweeted last week, sparking all kinds of rumors. Check out the “Free Lunch” video after the jump.
Having already shared the title track and “Money Trees Deuce” from his forthcoming album 90059, Jay Rock returns with “Easy Bake” featuring fellow TDE alum Kendrick Lamar. The track was premiered on Shade 45 last night. Check out a radio rip below and be on the lookout for 90059.
For Kendrick Lamar’s latest single from his terrific To Pimp a Butterfly album (read our review here) he performs a variety of stunts, including flying down the street and rapping from atop a traffic light and while upside down. Yep, that all definitely happens on Kendrick’s “Alright.” Check it out after the jump.
Earlier this month Jay Rock dropped his newest single, “Money Trees Deuce,” which was a sequel to the awesome Kendrick Lamar track in both its title and song’s spirit. Now Rock is sharing the official visuals for the track. It’s Jay Rock so you’re gonna wanna press play. Check it after the jump.
Amid all the chaos happening outside, Kendrick Lamar managed to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert in New Jersey yesterday. During his set he did To Pimp a Butterfly cuts “The Blacker the Berry”, “King Kunta”, and “Hood Politics” for the first tim livee. You can watch a video of the performance after the jump, via Hot 97. Schoolboy Q also came out to do “Collard Greens” and “Studio.”
Finally, some new Jay Rock! We’re remaining hopeful that he’s next up for an album release because he’s someone rap needs to drop a full length project. And Jay Rock’s return is quite awesome with this equally dope song title that’s got us thinking crazy. And for the second “Money Trees” Rock raps about those similar themes as in the first: making money and maintaining in the hood. Listen to “Money Trees Deuce” after the jump.
Last night Kendrick Lamar threw the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants. Compared to Jack White’s pitch at the Tigers game last summer (and 50 Cent’s pathetic attempt at one), Kendrick did a pretty well. Read our review of his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly here. Watch his pitch after the jump.
Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar have both had themselves a very busy 2015 thus far. For Kendrick he’s dropped his highly-anticipated sophomore studio album in To Pimp a Butterfly and Kanye has kept himself busy with fashion, multiple interviews, “All Day”, a guest verse here and there and his new album So Help Me God is forthcoming. And now the two join forces on ‘Ye’s “All Day” remix. Kendrick Lamar provides a full verse despite the inital leak only containing a part of it. You can check out Kendrick’s full verse on ‘Ye’s “All Day” after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar is debuting his music video for “King Kunta” off of his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album. This is the second video for a To Pimp a Butterfly cut, the first being “i.” Check out the visuals for Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” which was shot in and around Lamar’s hometown Compton.
Looks as if “King Kunta” is the forthcoming single from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Lamar recently shot the visuals for “King Kunta.” As Complex reports, the shoot took place at the Compton Swap Meet, filmed by Director X. Watch some behind-the-scenes footage below.
It’s March but Christmas has come early: Kendrick Lamar’s new album, the highly-anticipated To Pimp a Butterfly is out a week ahead its scheduled release date of March 23rd. It’s currently up for stream on Spotify (stream it here) as well as on iTunes for purchase (get it here.) There are sixteen total tracks and only a handful of features, including George Clinton, Thundercat, Bilal, Snoop Dogg, and Rapsody. By now, if you’re reading this, you know the internet is going crazy. Peep the stream after the jump.
Get this: Kendrick Lamar’s long-awaited, highly-anticipated followup to his 2012 breakthrough album good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly will be out in roughly ten days! And so far the rollout has been pretty swift; from “i,” to “The Blacker the Berry,” an intense performance on The Colbert Report, and the ultimate unveiling of the album title and artwork. It’s all starting to come together. And now it looks like we are being treated to the much-talked about but shrouded in mystery track “King Kunta.” “King Kunta” finds K-Dot in a similiar lane as “i” with its funky musical backdrop and live instrumentation. The track, however, has K-Dot doing a little bit more with the lyrical content, going in on racial themes and black empowerment. It’s certainly no surprise that Pharrell has called the song “so unapologetically black.” Go ahead and listen to it yourself after the jump!
The previous report that Kendrick Lamar’s new album is [Untitled] is false. The official album title is To Pimp a Butterfly. Album release date still March 23rd.
Read more, including the track listing, after the jump.