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Kendrick Lamar, who closed out Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, is fittingly one of Stephen Colbert’s first ever musical guests as he takes the seat on his new talk show, Colbert. Here Lamar performs a medley of a few choice cuts from his excellent To Pimp a Butterfly album, which dropped earlier this year. (For many, this is still the best rap album of 2015.) He does “Wesley’s Theory”, “Momma”, “King Kunta” and “u”. Check out the full performance from Kendrick Lamar and his backing band after the jump.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Kanye West dropped his street banger “All Day” in spectacular fashion (at the BRIT Awards while surrounded by mad goons dressed in all black and flamethrowers) and it appears as though one Kendrick Lamar will be appearing on the remix of the track. That’s right, the To Pimp a Butterfly emcee is on the remix of ‘Ye’s “All Day.” No word as to when the official, version drops but we’re guessing it’s just gonna drop outta nowhere — given the latest music release trends of the past couple years. You can check out a snippet below, which contains a lyrics from Kendrick that goes: “Chi-Town, we play for the free base/These days don’t believe what police say/DJs and the b-boys rush it.” Get at it!

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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.

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During his day in New York, Kendrick Lamar hit the press circuit. One of his stops was to The Breakfast Club to talk about his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly (read our review here,) his relationship status with Whitney Alford, his thoughts on having a classic album, respecting fans, rapper Killer Mike, Tupac, future collaborations with J. Cole & Dre. Check out the full interview with The Breakfast Club after the jump.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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