These next few weeks will be littered with Kendrick Lamar news, so get used to it. King Kendrick started by finally announcing the title and release date for his highly-anticipated good kid, m.A.A.d city followup. Now he’s blessing us with a lengthy freestyle over some memorable Notorious B.I.G. instrumentals after he stopped by Big Boy’s recently-relaunched Real 92.3FM in Los Angeles. Check it out after the jump.

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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.

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Yesterday a tweet by author dream hampton created speculation that hip-hop mystery man Jay Electronica was a ghostwriter on Nas’ controversial Untitled album. Shortly afterwards, fwmj, a friend of Jay co-signed dream’s claim leaving many to wonder: did Jay Electronica really ghostwrite for Nas!?

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Nas Preps Three More Albums?

 |  July 28, 2008

nas-nigger-shirt.jpgJust 13 days after the patiently-awaited Untitled finally dropped, Nas is planning on staying busy in the near future. In an interview last week, Nas said he’d like to do an entire album with DJ Premier, an entire album with Dr. Dre, and drop them both on the same day. Though Nas hasn’t collaborated with DJ Premier in quite some time, the two seem to still have a mutual respect for one another and a working relationship that could actually possibly make this happen. As far as Dre, he’s been one of the most quiet producers in the game over the past years, and that album may be a little harder to see through. Regardless, to add onto Nas’s tall order, he told MTV he’d like to do an entire album with Kelis. Whether or not these exclusive collaborations will ever see the light of day remains to be seen, but after dropping Hip Hop is Dead and Untitled, you can’t really count Nas out. 

Nas On-Pace for Another #1

 |  July 21, 2008


After eight months of controversy leading up to his release, Nas has scored another chart-topper with Untitled. The album has pushed 113,000 units to date, already surpassing the average sales of most albums released this year. Nas’s last album, Hip Hop is Dead, was released two years ago and sold over 350,000 units.

Check out the Rik Cordero-directed “Sly Fox” video here: