It’s no secret, Ab-Soul can spit. And that’s precisely what he does on this new joint entitled “47 Bars.” Produced by Alchemist, Soulo dropped the track via Soundcloud and wrote on his Twitter page that he “might get dropped from the label for this.” Check out “47 Bars” after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar had himself a field day at the 57th Grammy Awards, winning multiple awards for his new single “i.” But Kendrick season is approaching ever so closely, with TDE dropping another new cut. This time the happiness is left at the door and King Kendrick embraces the dark side, going completely ham for six minutes straight. Listen to the Boi-1da, The KOZ and Terrace Martin produced “The Blacker the Berry” after the jump.
Ab-Soul teams up with fellow Californian Short Dawg for the visuals for “Addiction” off of Short Dawg’s forthcoming Drank Sinatra & The Scripts project. Peep the party cut video after the jump.
With Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report prepping to officially close its doors Kendrick Lamar made an appearance on the program and debuted an untitled new track alongside a live band featuring Thundercat and Bilal. The track was produced by Astronote. Peep Kendrick Lamar’s performance of his untitled new track on The Colbert Report after the jump.
Top Dawg Entertainment president Punch does more than handle the paperwork. Prior to delivering this here gem, Punch has been dropping fire tracks left and right, including (but not limited to) “My Darling Nicki.” Now Punch has recruited TDE’s golden child Kendrick Lamar for “25” despite never advertising the track as “featuring Kendrick Lamar.” Bold move, Punch. Listen to “25” after the jump.
For the sixth episode of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary season Top Dawg Entertainment’s star pupil Kendrick Lamar hit the stage as the musical guest alongside guest host Woody Harrelson. Kendrick performed two songs, one being his radio hit, The Isley Brothers sampled “i” and Jay Rock’s “Pay for It”. For “i” Kendrick took the stage with unkempt hair and blacked-out contacts (see: above photo), making reference to Method Man whose debut record Tical was released 20 years ago that day. Check out Kendrick’s hyped, energetic SNL performances after the jump.
In September Kendrick Lamar shared his highly-anticipated new single “i”, off his (currently) untitled follow-up to 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. And now he’s sharing the official music video directed by Alexandre Moors & the Little Homies. It features a jubilant Kendrick dancing about. Watch after the jump!
It appears as though Jay Rock is up next in the Top Dawg Entertainment camp. After low-key releasing the rap song of the year when everyone was least expecting in “Parental Advisory” he followed that up with the Kendrick Lamar featured track “Pay for It” which, needless to say, was also fire. Now Rock returns with the visuals for the former where he is chilling in his hometown of Watts, LA. Hopefully we get album details soon. Peep the video for “Parental Advisory” after the jump.
It seems as though there isn’t a single chink in the Top Dawg Entertainment armor, as those who aren’t even signed as featured artists can spit some bars if they pleased. Case in point: TDE co-president Terrence “Punch” Henderson releasing “My Darling Nicki”, an interlude showcasing his rapping ability. Check it out after the jump.
Hip-hop heads everywhere rejoiced when Jay Rock dropped “Parental Advisory” earlier this month and now fans are getting a little extra something something with “Pay for It” featuring Top Dawg labelmate Kendrick Lamar. Last time we heard these two on a track was on Kendrick’s “Money Trees” in which Rock delivered one of the best guest verses that year. Something tells us “Pay for It” won’t disappoint. Listen after the jump!
Someone grab a water hose because we got a fire track right here! Jay Rock went ahead and low-key dropped song of the year when everyone was least expecting. The aptly-titled “Parental Advisory” may serve as an unofficial preview into Jay Rock’s highly anticipated, long delayed sophomore album, which according to Top Dawg is supposed to drop at the end of this year. Whether or not this happens all we know for sure is Jay Rock is bringing the heat with that authentic LA gangsta sh*t. Listen after the jump.
It didn’t take long until Kendrick Lamar started performing his new song “i” live. A week removed from dropping “i”, the first new solo Kendrick track since good kid m.A.A.d city, the Compton rapper performed it live at the educational event We Day Toronto, which took place at the Air Canada Centre. Watch the video after the jump.